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WHAT WAS LOST

On May 3, 2013: The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it would return two statues to Cambodia. The decision was prompted by the discovery that the artifacts had been illegally obtained by its donors from Koh Ker, an archaeological site in Northern Cambodia.

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LONG HAUL

On May 3, 1923: The first nonstop transcontinental flight in history was completed by Lts. John A. Macready and Oakley G. Kelly. The historic 2,520-mile flight from New York to San Diego took approximately 27 hours.

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JOE DIMAGGIO MAKES HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT

On May 3, 1936: Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio made his Major League debut with the Yankees against the Saint Louis Browns, kicking off a strong rookie season.

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