80 Years Ago—May 3, 1940: In Norway, Allied forces south of Trondheim surrender to the Germans.
75 Years Ago—May 3, 1945: British take Hamburg, Germany.
British and Indian forces take Rangoon, Burma.
On Mindanao in the Philippines, US Eighth Army takes Davao.
RAF Typhoons sink German liner Cap Arcona and German freighter Thielbek, both loaded with concentration camp prisoners about to be murdered (7500 killed, 2400 survive).
Movie premiere of historical drama The Valley of Decision, starring Gregory Peck & Greer Garson.