3 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Henry Shrapnel, 1761
  • Sydney Smith, 1771
  • Jefferson Davis, 1808
  • King George V, 1865
  • Raul Dufy, 1877
  • Maurice Evans, 1901
  • Jan Peerce, 1904
  • Paulette Goddard, 1905
  • Josephine Baker, 1906
  • Leo Gorcey, 1915
  • Alain Resnais, 1922
  • Tony Curtis, 1925
  • Colleen Dewhurst, 1926
  • Raul Castro, 1931
  • Larry McMurtry, 1936
  • Robert Fulghum, 1937
  • Curtis Mayfield, 1942
  • Ian Hunter, 1946
  • Deniece Williams, 1951
  • Rafael Nadal, 1986

Died On This Day:

  • Byzantine Emperor Alexander A. D., AD 913
  • Stephen Douglas, 1861
  • Georges Bizet, 1875
  • Johann Strauss (the younger), 1899
  • Franz Kafka, 1924
  • Pope John XXIII, 1963
  • Ozzie Nelson, 1975
  • Roberto Rossellini, 1977
  • A.C. Nielsen, 1980
  • Dame Anna Neagle, 1986
  • Ayatollah Khomeini, 1989
  • Eva Le Gallienne, 1991
  • William Gaines, 1992
  • Robert Morley, 1992
  • Anthony Quinn, 2001
  • Lew Wasserman, 2002
  • Rue McClanahan, 2010
  • James Arness, 2011
  • Jack Kevorkian, 2011
  • Muhammad Ali, 2016

Today's Events:

  • 1621 - Dutch West Indies Co. founded.
  • 1665 - Victory of English fleet over Dutch in Battle of Lowestoft.
  • 1888 - 'Casey at the Bat,' baseball poem by Ernest L. Thayer, first published in San Francisco Examiner.
  • 1916 - ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) authorized by National Defense Act.
  • 1932 - 'Iron Horse' Lou Gehrig hits four consecutive home runs for NY Yankees against Philadelphia.
  • 1937 - Duke of Windsor marries Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson.
  • 1940 - Evacuation of Dunkirk ends.
  • 1942 - Battle of Midway Island begins; U.S. inflicts heavy losses sinking 17 Japanese ships. WWII
  • 1949 - Wesley Anthony Brown becomes first Black man to graduate from US Naval Academy; goes on to become Lt. Commander.
  • 1965 - During Gemini IV flight Ed White becomes first man to walk in space-for 20 minutes.
  • 1972 - First woman rabbi in America, Sally Priesand, ordained in Cincinnati, OH.
  • 1989 - Three million Iranians gather for funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran.
  • 1989 - Massacre in Tiananmen Square, Beijing; solders fire on protesting students; 500-700 die.
  • 2008 - Senator Barack Obama clinches Democratic nomination to become the first Black person to run for President.
  • 2012 - Giant flotilla of 1,000 vessels from all over the world celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee on the Thames.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Kevin
  • Martyrs of Uganda
  • Clotilda

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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