May 3rd - First Geocache Placed!
In Illinois, United States
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With the help of many kind cachers, the "This Day in History" continues. Please let us know if you would like to help! This is a classic PNG.
According to Wikipedia and other sources, on May 3rd:
May 3 is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar.
1791 - Constitution is signed by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
1802 – Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city
1837 – The University of Athens is founded in Athens, Greece
1877 – Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world has its first game
1936 – Joe DiMaggio, familiarly referred to as Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper makes his major league debut for the New York Yankees
1937 – Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1973 – The 108-story Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) in Chicago is topped out at 1.451 feet as the world's tallest building
2000 – Dave Ulmer placed the first geocache (at that time called a "GPS Stash") and posted its coordinates online. Within three days, two people used their own GPS receivers to find the container and shared their experiences online.
Some Notable Birthdays
1937 - Frankie Valli
1936 - Engelbert Humperdinck
1928 - James Brown
1920 - Sugar Ray Robinson
1903 - Bing Crosby
1898 - Golda Meir
1886 - Marcel Dupre
Location tweaked per Google Aerials
Last Updated: on 3/23/2014 2:51:06 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:51 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum