June 3rd Events

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June 3rd, 2007 (June 03 2007)EventUSS Carter Hall (LSD-50) engaged pirates after they boarded the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia. (details)
June 3rd, 2006 (June 03 2006)EventThe union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro s formal declaration of independence.
June 3rd, 1998 (June 03 1998)EventEschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths.
June 3rd, 1991 (June 03 1991)EventMount Unzen erupts in Japan in Kyushu killing 43 people, all of them either researchers or journalists.
June 3rd, 1989 (June 03 1989)EventThe government of China sends troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.
June 3rd, 1984 (June 03 1984)EventThe Indian National Army storms the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), the most sacred shrine of Sikhism, near Amritsar.
June 3rd, 1982 (June 03 1982)EventThe Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, Shlomo Argov, is shot on a London street. He survives but is permanently paralysed.
June 3rd, 1979 (June 03 1979)EventA 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 3rd, 1973 (June 03 1973)EventA Soviet supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashes near Goussainville, France, killing 14, the first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft.
June 3rd, 1969 (June 03 1969)EventMelbourne-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. Evans Quotes
June 3rd, 1968 (June 03 1968)EventValerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.Andy Warhol Quotes
June 3rd, 1965 (June 03 1965)EventLaunch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew. Crew-member Ed White performs the first American spacewalk (EVA).
June 3rd, 1965 (June 03 1965)EventFor 21 minutes, Edward H. White floats free outside the space vehicle Gemini IV for the first time.
June 3rd, 1963 (June 03 1963)EventA Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.
June 3rd, 1962 (June 03 1962)EventAn Air France Boeing 707 charter, Chateau de Sully crashed after aborted takeoff from Paris, killing 130. The largest single plane accident to date.
June 3rd, 1956 (June 03 1956)EventBritish 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 3rd, 1943 (June 03 1943)EventA mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots.
June 3rd, 1940 (June 03 1940)EventWorld War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Paris.
June 3rd, 1940 (June 03 1940)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Dunkirk ends with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat.
June 3rd, 1937 (June 03 1937)EventThe Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson.
June 3rd, 1935 (June 03 1935)EventOne thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.
June 3rd, 1916 (June 03 1916)EventThe Reserve Officer Training Corps or ROTC is established by the U.S. Congress.
June 3rd, 1916 (June 03 1916)EventThe National Defense Act is signed into law, increasing the size of the United States National Guard by 450,000 men.
June 3rd, 1907 (June 03 1907)EventCentro Escolar University is established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines.
June 3rd, 1889 (June 03 1889)EventThe Canadian Pacific Railway is completed from coast to coast.
June 3rd, 1889 (June 03 1889)EventThe 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 3rd, 1888 (June 03 1888)EventThe poem "Casey at the Bat", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner.
June 3rd, 1885 (June 03 1885)EventLast military engagement fought on Canadian soil: Cree leader Big Bear escapes the North West Mounted Police.
June 3rd, 1866 (June 03 1866)EventFenians are driven out of Fort Erie, Ontario, into the United States.
June 3rd, 1864 (June 03 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Cold HarborUnion forces attack Confederate troops in Hanover County, Virginia.
June 3rd, 1850 (June 03 1850)EventThe 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 3rd, 1800 (June 03 1800)EventU.S. President John Adams takes up residence in Washington, D.C. (in a tavern - the White House was not yet completed).John Adams Quotes
June 3rd, 1770 (June 03 1770)EventMission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo is founded in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
June 3rd, 1665 (June 03 1665)EventJames Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England) defeats the Dutch Fleet off the coast of Lowestoft.
June 3rd, 1658 (June 03 1658)EventPope Alexander VII appoints Francois de Laval vicar apostolic in New France.Alexander Pope Quotes
June 3rd, 1621 (June 03 1621)EventThe Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherlands.
June 3rd, 1620 (June 03 1620)EventConstruction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
June 3rd, 1608 (June 03 1608)EventSamuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec.
June 3rd, 1539 (June 03 1539)EventDeSoto claims Florida for Spain.
June 3rd, 1326 (June 03 1326)EventTreaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark.
June 3rd, 1140 (June 03 1140)EventFrench scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy.Peter Abelard Quotes
June 3rd, 1098 (June 03 1098)EventFirst Crusade: Antioch falls to the crusaders after an eight-month siege.
June 3rd, 0350 (June 03 0350)EventRoman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators.

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