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 - Nancy Reagan
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Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library

1988: The White House acknowledges that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule President Ronald Reagan's activities. The closely guarded secret was outed in a memoir by former White House Chief of Staff Donald T. Regan, who wrote that the first lady first turned to astrologer Joan Quigley in 1981 after John Hinckley's attempted assassination of the president.

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