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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 - Cheryl Burke
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1984: Professional dancer Cheryl Burke, best known for the dancing competition show "Dancing with the Stars," is born in San Francisco, Calif. Burke became the first female professional dancer to win the competition, pairing with with 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey in the second season, and won again in the third season, that time pairing with former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith.

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