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 - Mary Astor
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1906: Actress Mary Astor, best known for her role opposite Humphrey Bogart in "The Maltese Falcon," is born Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke in Quincy, Illinois. Astor, who began her acting career as a teen in the silent movies of the 1920s, also won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 1941's "The Great Lie" and appeared in movies such as "Dodsworth," "Red Dust," "The Palm Beach Story" and "Meet Me in St. Louis." She died of respiratory failure on Sept. 25, 1987, at age 81.

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