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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 - Tecumseh Park
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1877: Tecumseh Park in London, Ontario, Canada, hosts its first baseball game, a contest between the London Tecumsehs and its junior team, the London Atlantics. Now known as Labatt Memorial Park, the stadium is today considered the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world.

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