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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- Joe DiMaggio
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Baseball Digest

1936: Future Baseball Hall of Fame great Joe DiMaggio, familiarly referred to by the nicknames "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper," makes his major-league debut for the New York Yankees. DiMaggio, who played only for the Yankees during his 13-year career and is best known for his 56-game hitting streak during the 1941 season, helped the team to World Series titles in each of his first four seasons and added five more championships before he retired in 1951.

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