1900, 3 May - Boer War: To Pretoria
General Lord Roberts departs from Bloemfontein and begins the 'March to Pretoria' with almost 44,000 men, 18,000 horses, and 1200 field-guns.
1936, 3 May
Mussolini announces that 400,000 Italians will be going to Ethiopia as settlers.
1941, 3 May - World War II: North Africa
US supply ships finally reach the British 'Middle East' army at the Suez Canal.
1953, 3 May
Nineteen Kikuyu 'home guards' are killed by Mau Mau activists in Kenya.
1993, 3 May
Independence of Eritrea is recognised by Ethiopia.