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On this day: May 3

Published On: May 03 2013 12:09:25 AM CDT   Updated On: May 03 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Washington, D.C., is incorporated, Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, the Sears Tower becomes the tallest building in the world, and the first spam email is sent, all on this day.

OTD May 3 - Christina Hendricks
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1975: Actress Christina Hendricks, best known for her role as Joan Harris on the TV series "Mad Men," is born in Knoxville, Tenn. She also had recurring roles on "ER" and the short-lived sci-fi series "Firefly" and has appeared in movies such as "Life as We Know It," "Drive" and "I Don't Know How She Does It."

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