10 Things That Happened This Day In History - 3rd May

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Here is a note of 10 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1469 - The Italian philosopher and writer Niccolo Machiavelli is born

2. 1937 - Margaret Mitchell wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Gone With the Wind

3. 1951 - King George opens the Festival of Britain

4. 1960 - The Anne Frank House opens as a museum in Amsterdam

5. 1968 - The first heart transplant in Britain is carried out at the National Heart Hospital in Marylebone, London

6. 1969 - Jimi Hendrix is arrested when Canadian customs officials find heroin in his bag

7. 1979 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman elected prime minister of England

8. 1986 - A lethal bomb explodes on an Air Lanka passenger jet at Colombo's airport leaving 21 dead and 41 injured.

9. 1986 - Bill Shoemaker becomes the oldest person ( 54 ) to win the famous Kentucky Derby

10. 2009 - Veronica Lario, the wife of the Italian Prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, announces that she is to divorce her husband. The news of the divorce came after Berlusconi was caught up in multiple scandals involving other women and some minors

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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