This Day in History: May 5

The first Three Stooges short for Columbia Pictures, “Woman Haters,” is released.; astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. becomes America’s first space traveler.

This Day in History: May 4

The first group of “Freedom Riders” leaves Washington, D.C.; Ohio National Guardsmen open fire during an anti-war protest at Kent State University;

This Day in History: May 3

Spam email is born. Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher is chosen to become Britain’s first female prime minister. British girl Madeleine McCann

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