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1898

May 3,Golda Mier (d.1978), 4th Prime Minister of Israel (1969-1974) and the first woman PM, was born in Kiev, Ukraine. “Whether women are better than men, I cannot say — but I can say they are certainly no worse.”

1937

May 3Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel, “Gone with the Wind.”

1979

May 3,    Britain held general elections. Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime minister as the Tories ousted the incumbent Labor government in parliamentary elections. In 2008 Claire Berlinski authored “There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters.”

2004

May 3, In Bangladesh at least 5 women were crushed to death and dozens were injured when a false fire alarm caused about 4,000 workers to rush for the exits of a garment factory.

2007 

May 3, Madeleine McCann (3), a British girl, was kidnapped from her bed in a Portuguese beach resort while her parents dined nearby.

2009  May 3, Italian media reported that PM Silvio Berlusconi’s wife wants a divorce, just days after she publicly criticized his party’s selection of young women to run in European elections.
bal badlands on the Afghan border.

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