June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 211 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 3rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 3rd in history!
Table of Contents
- World Bicycle Day.
- Chimborazo Day
- Insect Repellent Awareness Day
- National Chocolate Macaroon Day
- National Repeat Day
- National Fish and Chip Day
- National Doughnut Day
What Happened On This Day – June 3
2013: The trial against whistleblower Bradley Manning begins
The American soldier, a trans woman now called Chelsea Manning, was responsible for leaking classified videos documenting U.S. war atrocities during the Iraq War. She was sentenced to 35 years confinement.
1998: 101 people die in the Eschede train disaster
Traveling at 200 km/h (120 mph), a high-speed ICE train derailed and crashed into a bridge. The accident was caused by a fatigue crack in one of the train’s wheels. It was the deadliest high-speed train disaster in history.
1982: The Israeli ambassador to the U.K. is shot
Shlomo Argov survived the assassination attempt by a Palestinian terrorist group, but he was permanently paralyzed. The event triggered the 1982 Lebanon War.
1973: The world’s first supersonic airliner crashes
The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144, sometimes referred to as Concordski, disintegrated in mid-air during the 1973 Paris Air Show. 14 people died.
1492: Martin Behaim presents the world’s first globe
The German geographer called his terrestrial globe Erdapfel, or Earth Apple. It is kept in a darkened room at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, Germany.
1971: A female student sits for the university entrance exam. IRAN. Tehran.1971 [A.Abbas]
1965: Major Edward H. White II became the first US astronaut to complete a spacewalk 1965.
On the 3rd June Edward Higgins White became the first American astronaut to complete a spacewalk in the year 1965.
1958: Maurice Chevalier, Lucille Ball, and Desi Arnez, Hollywood, CA, 1958
1944: French acrobats performing for American troops after D-Day, Normandy, July 1944
1943: The Russian army takes down 162 of 500 Nazi planes in one of the biggest air battles of World War II in 1943.
1941: Former boardinghouses on the Isle of Man were used as internment camps for Italians and Germans, including refugees from Nazi Germany. ca.1941.
1937: Former King of England Edward VIII married Wallis Simpson in 1937.
Births On This Day, June 3
1986: Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player
1931: Raúl Castro, Cuban politician, 17th Prime Minister of Cuba
1926: Allen Ginsberg, American poet
1808: Jefferson Davis, American colonel, politician, President of the Confederate States of America
1770: Manuel Belgrano, Argentinian economist, lawyer, politician
Rafael Nadal was born.
George V was born.
Tony Curtis was born.
Deaths On This Day, June 3
2016: Muhammad Ali, American boxer
2001: Anthony Quinn, Mexican/American actor, producer
1989: Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious leader, politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran
1924: Franz Kafka, Czech/German writer
1875: Georges Bizet, French composer
Muhammad Ali died.
Franz Kafka died.
Rue McClanahan died.