On this day: May 3

Published On: May 03 2013 12:09:25 AM CDT   Updated On: May 03 2016 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 - Greg Gumbel
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1946: TV sportscaster Greg Gumbel is born in New Orleans, Louisiana. The older brother of news and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel, he became the first black announcer to call play-by-play of a major sports championship in the United States when he announced Super Bowl XXXV for CBS in 2001.

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