June 3 Events in History - June 3 Birthdays - June 3 Deaths
2015 Search and rescue efforts continue for missing passengers of a cruise ship that capsized on Monday in the Yangtze River during a tornado; there are 14 survivors to date, with most of the 456 passengers still missing
2014 The U.S. government will recognize and provide finances to the new Palestinian government, formed by a coalition of Islamist groups Fatah and Hamas; the U.S. considers Hamas a terrorist group, but officials plan to monitor the new government's actions to ensure neutrality and commitment to achieving peace with Israel
2014 The U.S. will accept and provide finances to the new Palestinian government, formed jointly by Fatah and Hamas; the U.S. labels Hamas a terrorist group but will monitor the new government's actions to ensure commitment to achieving peace with Israel
2013 Former U.S. President Bill Clinton earns $500,000 for a speech given to honor Israel's President Shimon Peres
2013 Three extremely well-preserved, most complete triceratops specimens ever found are unearthed in Wyoming
2012 A pageant on London's River Thames marks the highpoint of a series of events celebrating The Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II
2012 Cycling's Philadelphia International Championship is won by Alexander Serebryakov
2011 Right-to-die activist Jack Kevorkian dies in Royal Oak, Michigan; his death caused by pneumonia and kidney problems
2011 Former North Carolina Senator and U.S. Presidential Candidate John Edwards is indicted on charges of conspiracy and violating campaign finance laws
2010 Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany nominates Christian Wulff for President
2006 17 Islamic men are arrested in a plot to bomb targets in Toronto
2002 Tony Awards, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Private Lives revival, and Into the Woods revival won major awards
2001 Tony Awards, The Producers, Proof, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest revival and 42nd Street revival won major awards
1995 Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez perfect game is broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double, Mont wins 1-0
1994 5.9 earthquake/floods SE Java, 150+ killed
1994 Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder (29) weds Beth Liebling (27)
1994 WIIZ (98.7) FM goes off the air
1993 66th National Spelling Bee: Geoff Hooper wins spelling kamikaze
1992 Joan Lunden ordered to pay her ex-husband $18,000 a month support
1992 World's largest environmental summit opens, Rio De Janeiro Brazil
1991 Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history
1991 New York Yankees selected 19-year-old Brien Taylor, #1 in amateur draft
1991 Thomas Hearns captures WBA light-heavyweight title
1990 3rd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $894,560
1990 44th Tony Awards: Grapes of Wrath and City of Angels win
1990 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1989 Chinese troops kill hundred of pro-democracy students in Beijing
1989 Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone
1989 Houston Astros beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)
1989 Leaking pipe of Asha, U.S.S.R. causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die
1989 Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season and 11th overall
1988 "Big," premieres in U.S.
1988 Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony
1987 "Little Shop of Horrors," released in France
1987 "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," released in France
1987 Cubs and Astro tie Oriole and Ranger record of 3 grand slams in a game
1986 Battles in Beirut; 53 killed
1985 Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1
1985 Massive anti-ETA demonstration in Basques
1984 "Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 13 performances
1984 30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
1984 38th Tony Awards: Real Thing and La Cage Aux Folles win
1982 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
1982 Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians
1981 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt
1980 "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" opens at Martin Beck New York City for 8 performances
1980 Crew of Soyuz 36 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 35
1980 ESPN begins televising college world series games
1980 Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination
1980 New York Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1
1979 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens on Broadway
1979 33rd Tony Awards: Elephant Man and Sweeny Todd win
1979 Ex-president Idi Amin of Uganda flees to Libya
1979 Ixtoc I rig in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled, world's worst oil spillage
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1978 Phillies Dave Johnson is 1st to hit 2 pinch hit grand slams in a year
1977 Baltimore Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs Kansas City Royals)
1977 Belgium government of Tindemans forms
1977 U.S. and Cuba talk about diplomatic relations
1976 Queen's "Bhoemian Rhapsody" goes gold
1976 Test Cricket debut of Mike Brearley vs. West Indies (0 and 17)
1976 U.S. presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta
1974 Yitzhak Rabin forms a new Israeli government
1973 "Smith" closes at Eden Theater New York City after 17 performances
1973 At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner, crashes
1973 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Sealy-Faberge Golf Classic
1973 Tupolev 144 crashes at Paris, 15 killed
1972 "Hot Rod Lincoln," by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen hits #9
1972 1st female U.S. rabbi installed, Sally J Priesand at 25
1972 Sally J Priesand becomes 1st female U.S. rabbi
1972 Yankees score 8 times in 13th beating White Sox 18-10
1971 Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0
1971 Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, vs. England at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19)
1970 1st artificial gene synthesized
1970 Ray Davies of Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in "Lola," (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of BBC coml reference ban
1969 Australian aircraft carrier "Melbourne" slices U.S. destroyer "Frank E. Evans" in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)
1969 Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder)
1968 Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
1968 Poor Peoples March on Washington
1968 Yankees turn 21st triple-play in their history lose 4-3 to Twins
1967 99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8
1967 Aretha Franklin's "Respect" reaches #1
1966 European DX Council forms in Copenhagen, shortwave listeners
1966 Gemini 9 launched; 7th U.S. 2-man flight, Stafford and Cernan
1965 Gemini 4 launched; 2nd U.S. 2-man flight, McDivitt and White
1964 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis
1964 Rolling Stones begin 1st U.S. tour, with Bobby Goldsboro and Bobby Vee
1962 Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130
1962 Betsy Rawls and Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1962 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives by train in Oldenzaal, Netherlands
1962 WBKO TV channel 13 in Bowling Green, Kentucky (ABC) begins broadcasting
1961 "Wildcat" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 172 performances
1961 93rd Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Sherluck wins in 2:29.2
1961 John F. Kennedy and Khrushchev meet in Vienna
1959 1st U.S. Air Force Academy graduation
1959 1st class graduates from Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo
1959 Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker message off the Moon
1959 Real Madrid wins 4th Europe Cup 1
1959 Singapore adopts constitution
1958 Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers
1957 Howard Cosell's 1st TV show
1956 3rd class travel on British Railways ends
1956 KGUN TV channel 9 in Tucson, Arizona (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Pittsburgh Golf Open
1955 KLFY TV channel 10 in Lafayette, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 Stan Musial hits his 300th home run
1953 Congress cites research of New York City librarian Robert Henderson in proving
1953 KVOS TV channel 12 in Bellingham/Vancouver, WA (CBS) begins
1953 Alexander Cartwright founded baseball and not Abner Doubleday
1952 Romanian premier Petru Groza chosen president
1950 French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal
1949 Dragnet is 1st broadcast on radio, KFI in Los Angeles
1949 GN Clark becomes 1st female U.S. treasurer
1948 "Sleepy Hallow" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 12 performances
1948 200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory
1948 Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mount Rushmore
1947 British viceroy of India lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan
1946 1st bikini bathing suit displayed, Paris
1946 International Military Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals
1946 U.S. Supreme Court rules race separation on buses, unconstitutional
1944 76th Belmont: G L Smith aboard Bounding Home wins in 2:32.2
1944 Generals Giraud and de Gaulle reach agreement on constitution
1944 Nazis pull out of Rome
1943 United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration forms
1942 Battle of Midway Island begins
1941 Attack on telephone exchange in Schiphol
1941 Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn
1941 German occupiers stamp "J" on Jewish passports
1940 Last British/French troop leave Dunkirk
1939 71st Belmont: James Stout aboard Johnstown wins in 2:29.6
1939 Beer Barrel Polka hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Will Glahe
1938 German law on "Entartete Art" legalizes art robbery
1937 Duke of Windsor (Edward 8) weds Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson in France
1937 Josh Gibson home run just 2 feet below rim of Yankee Stadium, 580' drive
1935 French Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of 1,077 hours
1933 A's score 11 runs in 2nd, Yankees score 10 in 5th and win 17-11
1933 Pope Pius XI encyclical "On oppression of the Church in Spain"
1932 John McGraw, who came to New York in 1902, resigns as manager of Giants
1932 Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive home runs; Yankees beat A's 20-13
1932 Von Hindenburg disbands German Parliament
1929 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center, electric light
1929 Chile, Peru and Bolivia sign accord about Tacna-Arica-area
1925 Eddie Collins, is 6th to get 3,000 hits
1925 Goodyear airship "Pilgrim" makes 1st flight (1st with enclosed cabin)
1925 White Sox manager Eddie Collins gets 3,000 hit
1924 Gila Wilderness Area established by Forest Service
1921 A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado
1919 Liberty Life Insurance Co (Chicago) organized by blacks
1918 Supreme Court rules child labor laws unconstitutional
1916 National Defense Act establishes ROTC
1913 Dutch 1st Chamber accepts Health laws
1911 "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" hits #1
1906 Belgian King Leopold II calls Congo his private possession
1899 W G Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 years 320 days
1888 "Casey at the Bat" published, SF Examiner
1886 24 Christians burn to death in Namgongo Uganda
1884 John Lynch (R-MS) chosen 1st black major-party national convention chair
1876 Lacrosse introduced in Britain and Canada
1875 Alexander Graham Bell makes 1st voice transmission
1871 Jesse James and his gang robs Obocock Bank (Corydon Iowa), of $15,000
1864 General Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor
1861 1st Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV
1860 Comanche, Iowa completely destroyed by 1 of a series of tornadoes
1856 Cullen Whipple patents screw machine
1851 1st baseball uniforms worn, New York Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt and blue long trousers
1847 Rotterdam-Hague Railway opens
1833 4th national black convention meets in Philadelphia
1818 Maratha Wars between British and Maratha Confederacy in India ends
1789 Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)
1781 Jack Jouett rides to warn Jefferson of British attack
1770 Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in California
1752 Moscow houses and churchs destroyed by fire
1748 Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service
1665 Duke of York defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft
1621 Dutch West India Company receives charter for "New Netherlands" (NY)
1621 WIC, West Indian Co, under Heeren XIX, founded
1540 Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so
1539 Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain
1509 Henry VIII married wife No 1, Catherine of Aragon
1357 Peace of Aat
1098 After 5-month siege in 1st Crusade, the Crusaders seize Antioch Turkey
1083 Henry IV of Germany storms Rome, capturing St. Peter's Cathedral