3rd June, on this day

350 Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators
1140 French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy.
1326 Treaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark.
1539 Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain
1608 Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec.
1620 Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
1621 The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherlands.
1658 The Pope appoints François de Laval vicar apostolic in New France.
1665 James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England) defeats the Dutch Fleet off the coast of Lowestoft.
1739 Opening of the first Methodist Chapel in Britain - in Bristol
1770 Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in Calif
1781 Jack Jouett rides to warn Jefferson of British attack
1789 Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)
1800 U.S. President John Adams takes up residence in Washington, DC (in a tavern – the White House was not yet completed).
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".
1860 Comanche, Iowa completely destroyed by 1 of a series of tornadoes
1861 1st Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV
1864 Battle of Cold Harbour continues
1871 Opening of the Battersea Dog's Home in London
1876 The game of Lacrosse is introduced into Britain from Montreal in Canada
1885 Last military engagement fought on Canadian soil: Cree leader Big Bear escapes the North West Mounted Police.
1889 The Canadian Pacific Railway is completed from coast to coast.
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.
1894 In London, the opening of Tower Bridge over the River Thames
1899 English cricket captain W.G.Grace becomes the first man to play Test cricket beyond the age of 50. Plays his last game against Australia aged 50 and 320 days at Trent Bridge in Nottingham
1916 The National Defense Act is signed into law, increasing the size of the United States National Guard by 450,000 men.
1919 Liberty Life Insurance Co (Chicago) organized by blacks
1921 A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado
1925 Goodyear airship "Pilgrim" makes 1st flight (1st with enclosed cabin)
1927 First Ryder Cup golf match between the United States and Great Britain at Worcester, Massachussets, USA. The United States wins by seven points
1929 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light)
1929 Border dispute between Peru and Chile resolved
1933 Pope Pius XI encyclical "On oppression of the Church in Spain"
1934 Dr Frederick Banting co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted
1935 French Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of 1,077 hours
1937 The Duke of Windsor, the abdicated King Edward VIII, marries American divorcee Mrs Wallis Simpson in France
1940 World War II: Completion of Operation Dynamo - the evacuation of more than 350,000 British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. The Battle of Dunkirk ends with a German victory
1940 The Luftwaffe bombs Paris. .
1941 Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn
1942 The Battle of Midway between American and Japanese aircraft carriers in the Pacific Ocean
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.
1946 The unveiling of the first bikini bathing suit takes place in Paris. Its inventor is former motor engineer Louis Reard
1946 General Juan Peron becomes President of Argentina
1948 200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory
1948 Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore
1949 1st negro to graduate from US Naval Academy (Wesley Anthony Brown)
1949 Dragnet is 1st broadcast on radio (KFI in Los Angeles)
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).
1962 Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130
1963 A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.
1964 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsilitis and pharyngitis
1964 Rolling Stones begin 1st US tour (with Bobby Goldsboro and Bobby Vee)
1965 Launch of USA's Gemini 4 spaceship manned by James McDivitt and Edward White. During the flight Edward White becomes the first American to 'walk in space'
1966 Gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford and Cernan)
1968 Valerie Solanas, author of The SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times
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.
1971 London opening of No Sex Please, We're British starring Michael Crawford. Becomes the longest-running comedy in theatre history before closing on September 5th, 1987
1973 A Soviet supersonic airliner, a Tupolev 144, crashes while flying at the Paris Air Show killing 15 people
1975 Brazilian footballer Pele signs for New York Cosmos for $7million
1976 Queen's Bhoemian Rhapsody goes gold
1976 US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta
1978 Guiness Book of Records enters the record books as the most-stolen book from British libraries
1979 Ixtoc I rig in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled
1980 Crew of Soyuz 36 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 35
1980 Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination
1981 Shergar wins the Epsom Derby in England by a record 10 lengths
1981 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after attempt on life
1982 The Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, Shlomo Argov, is shot on a London street. He survives but is permanently paralysed.
1984 The Indian Army storms the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), the most sacred shrine of Sikhism, near Amritsar.
1989 An explosion of gas from a leaking pipeline, engulfs two passenger trains on the Trans-Siberian railway - 575 are killed another 600 injured
1989 Chinese troops kill hundred of pro-democracy students in Beijing
1989 Troops in China shoot and kill 100s of students demonstrating
for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
1991 Mount Unzen erupts in Japan. Worst eruption in Japanese history
1994 Irish singer Chris de Burgh, who's hit record Lady In Red was dedicated to his wife, admits to having had an affair with their children's nanny
1994 Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona is withdrawn from the World Cup squad because of allegations of drug-taking
1996 High Court in Britain awards $1.2million compensation to a total of 14 police officers traumatised by the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster when more than 70 fans are killed in a crush during an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest
1998 Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths.
2006 The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.

3rd June 2006

Twelve held in Canada terror raid

Iraqis reject US Ishaqi findings

Raid police hunt chemical device

3rd June 2007

Fighting at second Lebanon camp

Putin warns Europe in missile row

Nations meet to protect wildlife

3rd June 2008

UN sets out food crisis measures

GM axes four SUV and truck plants

Obama claims Democratic victory

3rd June 2009

Obama launches Mid-East mission

Al-Qaeda 'kills British hostage'

Robot sub reaches deepest ocean

3rd June 2010

Anger as Turkey buries its dead

BP 'cuts pipe from leaking well'

Volunteers begin 'Mars exile'

Birthdates which occurred on 3rd June :

1761 Henry Scrapnel English inventor (shrapnel shell)
1780 William Hone England, author/bookseller (The Every-Day Book)
1804 Richard Cobden founder Anti-Corn-Law League
1808 Jefferson Davis Ky, Pres of Confederate States of America (1861-5)
1844 Garret Augustus Hobart (R) 24th US VP (1897-99)
1864 Ransom Eli Olds auto (Oldsmobile) & truck (REO) manufacturer
1865 George V king of England (1910-36)
1877 Raoul Dufy France, Fauvist painter (The Palm)
1895 Kavalam Madhava Panikkar India, statesman/diplomat/writer
19-- Kerry King rock guitarist (Slayer-Die by the Sword)
1901 Maurice Evans Dorchester England, actor (Maurice-Bewitched)
1904 Dr Charles Drew Washington DC, pioneer of blood plasma preservation/first director of the Red Cross blood bank
1904 Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], NYC, tenor (NY Met Opera)
1906 Josephine Baker dancer/singer/Parisian night club owner
1911 Dr Mason Gross TV professor (Think Fast, Two for the Money)
1911 Olaf Okern Norway, Nordic skier (Olympic-medal-1948)
1911 Paulette Goddard [Marion Levy], Switz, actress (The Great Dictator)
1913 Ellen Corby Racine Wisc, actress (Grandma Walton-The Waltons)
1922 Alain Resnais France, director (Providence, Hiroshima, Mon Amour)
1925 Tony Curtis [Bernard Schwartz], actor (Some Like It Hot, Trapeze)
1926 Allen Ginsberg beat poet (Howl)
1926 Colleen Dewhurst Montreal Canada, actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey)
1929 Chuck Barris Phila, TV game show producer/host (Gong Show)
1942 Curtis Mayfield singer (Freddie's Dead, Superfly)
1943 Billy Cunningham NBA/ABA (Phila 76ers, Carolina Cougers)
1944 Michael Clarke drummer (Byrds)
1945 Hale Irwin PGA golfer (US Open 1974, 79)
1946 Ian Hunter England, rocker (Mott the Hoople-All the Young Dudes)
1946 Tristan Rogers Australia, actor (Robert Scorpio-General Hospital)
1950 Suzi Quatro Detroit, singer (Stumblin' In)/actress (Happy Days)
1951 Christopher Cross Texas, singer (Sailing)
1951 Deniece Williams singer (Love Wouldn't Let Me Wait)
1952 Billy Powell keyboards (Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell, Freebird)
1956 Suren Nalbandyan USSR, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1976)
1958 Scott Valentine actor (Nick-Family Ties, My Demon Lover)


Deaths which occurred on June 3rd:
1875 Georges Bizet France, composer (...and that's no Bull!)
1881 Japanese giant salamander dies in Dutch zoo at 55; oldest amphibian
1933 William Muldoon Belfast NY, boxing commissioner, dies at 88
1949 Amedos Peter Giannine founder of Bank of America dies at 79
1963 Paul Maxey actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice), dies at 57
1963 Pope John XXIII dies at 81
1975 Ozzie Nelson actor (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet), dies at 69
1981 Dr Carleton Coon anthropology prof (What in the World), dies at 76
1986 Patricia Wheel actress (Christine-Woman to Remember), dies at 42
1987 Will Sampson actor (From Here to Eternity, Yellow Rose), dies at 54
1991 Harry Glicken volcanologist, killed by Mt Unzen Volcano in Japan
1991 Thomas C Lasorda artist/son Dodger manager, dies of pneumonia at 33

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