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 - Christopher Cross
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1951: Singer-songwriter and music producer Christopher Cross, whose 1979 debut album earned five Grammys and who is known for hits such as "Sailing," "Ride Like the Wind" and "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)," is born Christopher Charles Geppert in San Antonio, Texas.

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