Thursday, May 3, 2018.
Today is Thursday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2018. There are 242 days left in the year.
1512 - Pope Julius II opens 5th Council of Lateranen (18th ecumenical council) in Rome
1662 - Royal charter granted Connecticut
1715 - Edmund Halley observes total eclipse phenomenon "Baily's Beads"
1722 - Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance" premieres in ParisFrance
1747 - Willem IV appointed viceroy of Holland/Utrecht
1810 - Lord Byron swims the Hellespont
1815 - Battle at Tolentino: Austria beats king Joachim of Naples
1902 - 28th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75