3 June

3 June

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

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Bicycle Day.
  • Chimborazo Day
  • Insect Repellent Awareness Day
  • National Chocolate Macaroon Day
  • National Repeat Day
  • National Fish and Chip Day
  • National Doughnut Day

Historic Events

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]

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.

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

Maurice Chevalier, Lucille Ball, and Desi Arnez, Hollywood, CA, 1958

1944: French acrobats performing for American troops after D-Day, Normandy, July 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.

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.

Famous Birthdays

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.

Heartbreaking Deaths

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.


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