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1781Jack Jouett rides to warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack

1980NY Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1

1934Dr Frederick Banting co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted

1961JFK & Khrushchev meet in Vienna

1989Sportscasting legend Vin Scully broadcasts 23 innings in two different cities on one day

1980Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination

1540Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so

1964Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis & pharyngitis

1932Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive HRs; Yanks beat A's 20-13

1864General Robert E. Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor

1981Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship

1871Jesse James & his gang robs Obocock Bank (Corydon Iowa), of $15,000

198430th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1959Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker message off the Moon

1955Stan Musial hits his 300th HR

2012Tiger Woods' 73rd PGA tour victory equals Jack Nicklaus's record

2010Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

1539Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain

1989Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall

1083Henry IV of Germany storms Rome, capturing St Peter's Cathedral

1962Betsy Rawls & Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

June 3rd Historical Events
Date Event
350
Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators. 
1083
Henry IV of Germany storms Rome, capturing St Peter's Cathedral 
1098
After 5-month siege in First Crusade, the Crusaders seize Antioch (now in modernTurkey) 
1140
French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy. 
1326
Treaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark. 
1357
Peace of Aat 
1539
Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain 
1540
Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so 
1620
Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 
1621
Dutch West India Company (WIC) receives charter for The West Indies (included, The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa) 
1658
Pope Alexander VII appoints Fran├žois de Laval vicar apostolic in New France. 
1665
Duke of York (future James II) defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft 
1748
Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service 
1752
Moscow houses & churches destroyed by fire 
1770
Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in Calif 
1781
Jack Jouett rides to warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack 
1789
Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada) 
1818
Maratha Wars between British & Maratha Confederacy in India ends 
1833
4th national black convention meets (Phila) 
1851
1st baseball uniforms worn, NY Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt & blue long trousers 
1856
Cullen Whipple patents screw machine 
1860
Comanche, Iowa, completely destroyed by one of a series of tornadoes 
1861
1st Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV 
1864
General Robert E. Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor 
1871
Jesse James & his gang robs Obocock Bank (Corydon Iowa), of $15,000 
1876
Lacrosse introduced in Britain & Canada 
1884
John Lynch (R-MS) chosen 1st black major-party natl convention chair 
1886
24 Christians burn to death in Namgongo, Uganda 
1888
"Casey at the Bat" published (SF Examiner) 
1889
The Canadian Pacific Railway is completed from coast to coast. 
1899
W G Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 yrs 320 days 
1906
Belgian King Leopold II claims Congo as his private possession 
1907
Centro Escolar University is established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines. 
1911
"Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" hits #1 
1913
Dutch 1st Chamber accepts Health laws 
1915
The Austro-German forces recapture Przemysl, a crucial city in southeastern Poland, and the entire Russian front begins to collapse 
1916
US National Defense Act establishes Reserve Officers Training Corps 
1918
US Supreme Court in Hammer v. Dagenhart rules child labor laws unconstitutional 
1919
Liberty Life Insurance Co (Chicago) organized by blacks 
1921
A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado 
1924
Gila Wilderness Area established by US Forest Service 
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 
1929
1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light) 
1929
Chile, Peru & Bolivia sign accord about Tacna-Arica-area resolving border dispute 
1930
Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies 
1932
John McGraw, who came to NY in 1902, resigns as manager of Giants 
1932
Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive HRs; Yanks beat A's 20-13 
1932
Paul Von Hindenburg disbands German Parliament 
1933
A's score 11 runs in 2nd, Yanks score 10 in 5th & win 17-11 
1933
Pope Pius XI encyclical "On oppression of the Church in Spain" 
1934
Dr Frederick Banting co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted 
1935
French liner Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of 1,077 hours 
1935
One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario. 
1937
Josh Gibson HR's just 2 feet below rim of Yankee Stadium (580' drive) 
1938
German law on "Entartete Art" legalizes art robbery 
1939
71st Belmont: James Stout riding Johnstown wins in 2:29.6 
1939
Beer Barrel Polka hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Will Glahe 
1940
Last British/French troop leave Dunkirk 
1941
Attack on telephone exchange in Schiphol 
1941
German occupiers stamp "J" on Jewish passports 
1943
United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration forms 
1943
A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots. 
1944
76th Belmont: G L Smith riding Bounding Home wins in 2:32.2 
1944
Generals Giraud & de Gaulle reach agreement on constitution 
1944
Nazis pull out of Rome 
1946
1st bikini bathing suit displayed (Paris) 
1946
International Military Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals 
1947
British Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan 
1948
The musical "Sleepy Hollow" opens at St James Theater NYC for 12 performances 
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) 
1949
GN Clark becomes 1st female US treasurer 
1950
French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal 
1952
Romanian premier Petru Groza chosen president 
1953
Congress cites research of NYC librarian Robert Henderson in proving 
1953
KVOS TV channel 12 in Bellingham/Vancouver, WA (CBS) begins 
1953
Alexander Cartwright officially credited by U.S. Congress as founder of baseball 
1955
KLFY TV channel 10 in Lafayette, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1955
Stan Musial hits his 300th HR 
1956
3rd class travel on British Railways ends 
1956
KGUN TV channel 9 in Tucson, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1956
Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Pittsburgh Golf Open 
1957
Howard Cosell's 1st TV show 
1958
Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers 
1959
1st US Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs, Colorado 
1959
Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker message off the Moon 
1959
Real Madrid wins 4th Europe Cup 1 
1959
Singapore adopts constitution 
1961
"Wildcat" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 172 performances 
1961
93rd Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Sherluck wins in 2:29.2 
1961
JFK & Khrushchev meet in Vienna 
1962
Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130 
1962
Betsy Rawls & 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, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1963
A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101. 
1964
Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis & pharyngitis 
1964
Rolling Stones begin 1st US tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee) 
1965
Gemini 4 launched; 2nd US 2-man flight (McDivitt & White) 
1966
European DX Council forms in Copenhagen (shortwave listeners) 
1966
Gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford & Cernan) 
1967
99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8 
1967
Aretha Franklin's "Respect" reaches #1 
1968
Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins 
1968
Poor Peoples March on Washington 
1968
Yanks turn 21st triple-play in their history lose 4-3 to Twins 
1968
Valerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times. 
1969
Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder) 
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 
1971
Chic Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cin Reds, 1-0 
1971
Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, v Engl at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19) 
1972
"Hot Rod Lincoln," by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen hits #9 
1972
1st female US rabbi installed, Sally J Priesand at 25 
1972
Yanks score 8 times in 13th beating White Sox 18-10 
1973
"Smith" closes at Eden Theater NYC after 17 performances 
1973
At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner ("Concorde-ski"), crashes, 15 killed 
1973
Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Sealy-Faberge Golf Classic 
1974
Yitzhak Rabin forms a new Israeli government 
1976
Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" goes gold 
1976
Test Cricket debut of Mike Brearley v West Indies (0 & 17) 
1976
US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta 
1977
Balt Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs KC Royals) 
1977
Belgium government of Tindemans forms 
1977
US & Cuba talk about diplomatic relations 
1978
Phillies Dave Johnson is 1st to hit 2 pinch hit grand slams in a year 
1979
"Madwoman of Central Park West" opens on Broadway 
1979
33rd Tony Awards: Elephant Man & 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 in one of world's worst oil spills 
1979
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship 
1980
"It's So Nice to Be Civilized" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 8 perfs 
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
NY Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1 
1981
Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt 
1982
55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis 
1982
Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians 
1984
"Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 13 performances 
1984
30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan 
1984
38th Tony Awards: Real Thing & La Cage Aux Folles win 
1985
Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1 
1985
Massive anti-ETA demonstration in Basques 
1986
Battles in Beirut; 53 killed 
1987
"Little Shop of Horrors" released in France 
1987
"Pee-wee's Big Adventure" released in France 
1987
Cubs & Astro tie Oriole & Ranger record of 3 grand slams in a game 
1988
"Big" premieres in US 
1988
Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony 
1989
Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops open fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing 
1989
Houston Astros beat LA Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09) 
1989
Leaking pipe in Asha, USSR, causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die 
1989
Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall 
1989
Sportscasting legend Vin Scully broadcasts 23 innings in two different cities on one day 
1990
3rd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $894,560 
1990
44th Tony Awards: Grapes of Wrath & City of Angels win 
1990
Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1991
Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history 
1991
NY Yankees selected 19-year-old Brien Taylor, #1 in amateur draft 
1991
Thomas Hearns captures WBA light-heavyweight title 
1991
Kuwait asks Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members to produce 800,000 bbl/d (130,000 m3/d) of oil on its behalf 
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) 
1993
66th National Spelling Bee: Geoff Hooper wins spelling kamikaze 
1994
5.9 earthquake/floods SE Java (150+ killed) 
1994
WIIZ (98.7) FM goes off the air 
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 
1995
1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards held at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood 
1998
Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths. 
2001
55th Tony Awards: The Producers & Proof win 
2001
Iraq announces that it will halt crude oil exports in response to the UN's resolution that extends the oil-for-food program by only 1 month, instead of the normal 6-month period 
2006
The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence. 
2007
USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) engaged pirates after they boarded the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia. (details) 
2010
Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia 
2012
Suicide car bombing kills 15 and inures 42 people in Bauchi, Nigeria 
2012
Plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, kills all 152 passengers and 40 people on the ground 
2012
Tiger Woods' 73rd PGA tour victory equals Jack Nicklaus's record 
2013
20 people, including 10 children, are killed by a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan 
2013
US extends sanctions against Iran through its automotive industry and currency 
2013
119 people are killed in a poultry farm fire in Jilin Province, China 
2014
Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team 
2016
Boy abandoned in Japan for being naughty found alive, unharmed 
2016
Trump will reopen controversial Trump University after litigation ends 
2016
Blue Angels, Thunderbird plane crashes leave one dead 
2016
Middle East peace talks to start in Paris 
2017
Putin suggests US hackers could have interfered with election, blamed Russia 
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