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 - Spider-Man
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2002: The superhero action movie "Spider-Man," starring Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco, and directed by Sam Raimi, premieres in theaters. The film would become a critical and financial success, earning $821.7 million worldwide to rank as 2002's third highest-grossing film.

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