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    • June 3, 0350 "Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators."

    • June 3, 1098 "Christian Crusaders seize Antioch, Turkey"

    • June 3, 1098 First Crusade: Antioch falls to the crusaders after an eight-month siege.

    • June 3, 1140 French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy.

    • June 3, 1326 Treaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark.

    • June 3, 1539 DeSoto claims Florida for Spain

    • June 3, 1539 Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain

    • June 3, 1608 "Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec."

    • June 3, 1620 "Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada."

    • June 3, 1621 "The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherlands, better known as New York"

    • June 3, 1658 The Pope appoints Franois de Laval vicar apostolic in New France.

    • June 3, 1665 "James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England) defeats the Dutch Fleet off the coast of Lowestoft."

    • June 3, 1761 Birthday - Henry Scrapnel English inventor (shrapnel shell)

    • June 3, 1770 Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in Calif

    • June 3, 1780 "Birthday - William Hone England, author/bookseller (The Every-Day Book)"

    • June 3, 1781 Jack Jouett rides to warn Jefferson of British attack

    • June 3, 1789 Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)

    • June 3, 1800 "U.S. President John Adams takes up residence in Washington, DC (in a tavern the White House was not yet completed)."

    • June 3, 1804 Birthday - Richard Cobden founder Anti-Corn-Law League

    • June 3, 1808 "Birthday - Jefferson Davis Ky, Pres of Confederate States of America (1861-5)"

    • June 3, 1833 4th national black convention meets (Phila)

    • June 3, 1844 Birthday - Garret Augustus Hobart (R) 24th US VP (1897-99)

    • June 3, 1850 "The traditional founding date of Kansas City, Missouri. This was the date on which it was first incorporated by Jackson County, Missouri as the ""City of Kansas""."

    • June 3, 1851 "The first baseball uniforms worn. Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt & blue long trousers"

    • June 3, 1856 "Opening of Windsor Branch Railway from Windsor to Windsor Jc., N.S. by Nova Scotia government. This was the oldest constituent of the Dominion Atlantic Railway."

    • June 3, 1860 "Comanche, Iowa completely destroyed by 1 of a series of tornadoes"

    • June 3, 1861 "First Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV"

    • June 3, 1864 Birthday - Ransom Eli Olds auto (Oldsmobile) & truck (REO) manufacturer

    • June 3, 1865 Birthday - George V king of England (1910-36)

    • June 3, 1866 "Fenians are driven out of Fort Erie, Ontario, into the United States to a heroes' welcome."

    • June 3, 1877 "Birthday - Raoul Dufy France, Fauvist painter (The Palm)"

    • June 3, 1881 Death - Japanese giant salamander dies in Dutch zoo at 55; oldest amphibian

    • June 3, 1885 Last military engagement fought on Canadian soil: Cree leader Big Bear escapes the North West Mounted Police.

    • June 3, 1888 """Casey at the Bat"" published (SF Examiner)"

    • June 3, 1888 "The poem ""Casey at the Bat"", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner."

    • June 3, 1889 The Canadian Pacific Railway is completed from coast to coast.

    • June 3, 1889 "The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon, United States."

    • June 3, 1895 "Birthday - Kavalam Madhava Panikkar India, statesman/diplomat/writer"

    • June 3, 1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers Union is founded

    • June 3, 1901 "Birthday - Maurice Evans Dorchester England, actor (Maurice-Bewitched)"

    • June 3, 1904 "Birthday - Dr Charles Drew Washington DC, pioneer of blood plasma preservation/first director of the Red Cross blood bank"

    • June 3, 1904 "Birthday - Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], NYC, tenor (NY Met Opera)"

    • June 3, 1906 Birthday - Josephine Baker dancer/singer/Parisian night club owner

    • June 3, 1907 "Centro Escolar University was established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines."

    • June 3, 1911 "Birthday - Dr Mason Gross TV professor (Think Fast, Two for the Money)"

    • June 3, 1911 "Birthday - Olaf Okern Norway, Nordic skier (Olympic-medal-1948)"

    • June 3, 1911 "Birthday - Paulette Goddard [Marion Levy], Switz, actress (The Great Dictator)"

    • June 3, 1913 "Birthday - Ellen Corby Racine Wisc, actress (Grandma Walton-The Waltons)"

    • June 3, 1916 "The National Defense Act is signed into law, increasing the size of the United States National Guard by 450,000 men."

    • June 3, 1916 The ROTC is established by the U.S. Congress.

    • June 3, 1918 Supreme Court rules child labor laws unconstitutional

    • June 3, 1919 Liberty Life Insurance Co (Chicago) organized by blacks

    • June 3, 1921 "A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado"

    • June 3, 1922 "Birthday - Alain Resnais France, director (Providence, Hiroshima, Mon Amour)"

    • June 3, 1924 Gila Wilderness Area established by Forest Service

    • June 3, 1925 "Birthday - Tony Curtis [Bernard Schwartz], actor (Some Like It Hot, Trapeze)"

    • June 3, 1925 "Goodyear airship ""Pilgrim"" makes first flight (It is the first airship with enclosed cabin)"

    • June 3, 1926 Birthday - Allen Ginsberg beat poet (Howl)

    • June 3, 1926 "Birthday - Colleen Dewhurst Montreal Canada, actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey)"

    • June 3, 1929 "Birthday - Chuck Barris Phila, TV game show producer/host (Gong Show)"

    • June 3, 1929 Border dispute between Peru & Chile resolved

    • June 3, 1929 First trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light)

    • June 3, 1932 New York Yankee great Lou Gehrig hits four home runs in one game against the Philadelphia Athletics. Final score 20-13 in favour of the Yankees.

    • June 3, 1933 "Death - William Muldoon Belfast NY, boxing commissioner, dies at 88"

    • June 3, 1934 "Dr Frederick Banting co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted"

    • June 3, 1935 "One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario."

    • June 3, 1935 "The French steamship Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of 1,077 hours"

    • June 3, 1937 "The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, marries Wallis Warfield Simpson."

    • June 3, 1940 World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Paris.

    • June 3, 1941 Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn

    • June 3, 1942 "Birthday - Curtis Mayfield singer (Freddie's Dead, Superfly)"

    • June 3, 1943 "A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beats up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots."

    • June 3, 1943 "Birthday - Billy Cunningham NBA/ABA (Phila 76ers, Carolina Cougers)"

    • June 3, 1944 Birthday - Michael Clarke drummer (Byrds)

    • June 3, 1945 "Birthday - Hale Irwin PGA golfer (US Open 1974, 79)"

    • June 3, 1946 "Birthday - Ian Hunter England, rocker (Mott the Hoople-All the Young Dudes)"

    • June 3, 1946 "Birthday - Tristan Rogers Australia, actor (Robert Scorpio-General Hospital)"

    • June 3, 1948 Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore

    • June 3, 1948 "The 200"" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory"

    • June 3, 1949 Death - Amedos Peter Giannine founder of Bank of America dies at 79

    • June 3, 1949 The first negro to graduate from US Naval Academy (Wesley Anthony Brown)

    • June 3, 1950 "Birthday - Suzi Quatro Detroit, singer (Stumblin' In)/actress (Happy Days)"

    • June 3, 1951 "Birthday - Christopher Cross Texas, singer (Sailing)"

    • June 3, 1951 Birthday - Deniece Williams singer (Love Wouldn't Let Me Wait)

    • June 3, 1952 "Birthday - Billy Powell keyboards (Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell, Freebird)"

    • June 3, 1953 "Billy Joe McAllister jumps off the Tallahatchie Bridge, according to the 1967 hit song Ode to Billy Joe by Bobbie Gentry, and the movie which followed."

    • June 3, 1956 "Birthday - Suren Nalbandyan USSR, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1976)"

    • June 3, 1956 "British Rail renames 'Third Class' passenger facilities as 'Second Class' (Second Class facilities had been abolished in 1875, leaving just First Class and Third Class)."

    • June 3, 1957 Howard Cosell's first TV show

    • June 3, 1958 "Birthday - Scott Valentine actor (Nick-Family Ties, My Demon Lover)"

    • June 3, 1960 "Seven helicopters of HS-4 from Yorktown rescued 53 merchant seamen from the British freighter Shun Lee which was breaking up on Pratas Reef, 500 miles northwest of Manila"

    • June 3, 1960 "Test launchings of Bullpup air-to-surface missiles from a Marine Corps HUS-1 helicopter were successfully completed at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River."

    • June 3, 1962 "Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130"

    • June 3, 1963 "A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101."

    • June 3, 1963 "Death - Paul Maxey actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice), dies at 57"

    • June 3, 1963 Death - Pope John XXIII dies at 81

    • June 3, 1964 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsilitis & pharyngitis

    • June 3, 1964 Rolling Stones begin first US tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee)

    • June 3, 1965 "For 21 minutes, Edward H. White floats free outside the space vehicle Gemini IV for the first time."

    • June 3, 1965 "Launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew."

    • June 3, 1966 Gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford & Cernan)

    • June 3, 1968 "Valerie Solanas, author of The SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times."

    • June 3, 1969 "Melbourne-Evans collision - Off the coast of South Vietnam, the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne cuts the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in half."

    • June 3, 1973 "A Soviet supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashes near Goussainville, France, killing 14, the first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft."

    • June 3, 1975 "Death - Ozzie Nelson actor (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet), dies at 69"

    • June 3, 1976 Queen's Bhoemian Rhapsody goes gold

    • June 3, 1976 US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta

    • June 3, 1977 "Reggae stars Bob Marley and the Wailers release the classic album Exodus, which would be named Time magazine's ""Album of the Century"" in 1999."

    • June 3, 1979 "A blowout at the Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico causes at least 600,000 tons (176,400,000 gallons) of oil to be spilled into the waters, the worst oil spill to date."

    • June 3, 1979 The oil rig Ixtoc I in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled

    • June 3, 1980 Crew of Soyuz 36 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 35

    • June 3, 1980 ESPN begins televising college world series games

    • June 3, 1980 Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination

    • June 3, 1981 "Death - Dr Carleton Coon anthropology prof (What in the World), dies at 76"

    • June 3, 1981 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after attempt on life

    • June 3, 1982 "The Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, Shlomo Argov, is shot on a London street. He survives but is permanently paralysed."

    • June 3, 1984 "The Indian Army storms the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), the most sacred shrine of Sikhism, near Amritsar."

    • June 3, 1986 "Death - Patricia Wheel actress (Christine-Woman to Remember), dies at 42"

    • June 3, 1986 E F Helin discovers asteroid #3767

    • June 3, 1987 "Death - Will Sampson actor (From Here to Eternity, Yellow Rose), dies at 54"

    • June 3, 1989 Chinese troops kill hundred of pro-democracy students in Beijing

    • June 3, 1989 Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone

    • June 3, 1989 The government of China sends troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.

    • June 3, 1989 "Troops in China shoot & kill 100s of students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing"

    • June 3, 1991 "Death - Harry Glicken volcanologist, killed by Mt Unzen Volcano in Japan"

    • June 3, 1991 "Death - Thomas C Lasorda artist/son Dodger manager, dies of pneumonia at 33"

    • June 3, 1991 "Mount Unzen erupts in Japan in Kysh killing 43 people, all of them either researchers or journalists."

    • June 3, 1998 "Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths."

    • June 3, 2002 UK hist Two Bank Holidays declared in UK (Jun 3 & 4) to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee

    • June 3, 2006 The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.







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