3 May 1937
On this date in 1937...
Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel, Gone with the Wind.
- 1863 - The second Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
- 1864 - Confederate troops unsuccessfully assaulted Federal positions on the third day of battle at Alexandria, Louisiana.
- 1901 - Fire destroyed 1,700 buildings in Jacksonville, Florida.
- 1921 - West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax.
- 1971 - Anti-Vietnam War protesters calling themselves the Mayday Tribe began four days of demonstrations in Washington, D.C., aimed at shutting down the U.S. capital.
- 1988 - More than 4,200 kg Colombian cocaine was seized at Tarpon Springs Florida.
- 2006 - Zacarias Moussaoui was sentenced to life in prison in Alexandria, Virginia for his part in the 9-11 terror plot.
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