Famous Events on this Day in History, June 03:

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 1st Crusade, the Crusaders seize Antioch Turkey
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
1509 - Henry VIII married wife No 1, Catherine of Aragon
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 receives charter for "New Netherlands" (NY)
1621 - WIC, West Indian Co, under Heeren XIX, founded
1658 - Pope Alexander VII appoints Fran├žois de Laval vicar apostolic in New France.
1665 - Duke of York defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft
1748 - Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service
1752 - Moscow houses & churchs destroyed by fire
1770 - Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in Calif
1781 - Jack Jouett rides to warn 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)
1847 - Rotterdam-Hague Railway opens
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 1 of a series of tornadoes
1861 - 1st Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV
1864 - Gen 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
1875 - Alexander Graham Bell makes 1st voice transmission
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 calls Congo 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
1916 - National Defense Act establishes ROTC
1918 - Supreme Court 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 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 - Border dispute between Peru & Chile resolved
1929 - Chile, Peru & Bolivia sign accord about Tacna-Arica-area
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 - 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 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 - Duke of Windsor (Edward 8) weds Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France
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 aboard 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 - Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn
1941 - German occupiers stamp "J" on Jewish passports
1942 - Battle of Midway Island begins
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 aboard 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 - Intl Milt Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals
1946 - US Supreme court rules race separation on buses, unconstitutional
1947 - British viceroy of India lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan
1948 - "Sleepy Hallow" 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
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
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 Neth
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 - Sally J Priesand becomes 1st female US rabbi
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, crashes
1973 - Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Sealy-Faberge Golf Classic
1973 - Tupolev 144 crashes at Paris, 15 killed
1974 - Yitzhak Rabin forms a new Israeli government
1976 - Queen's "Bhoemian 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 govt 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
1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1979 - World's worst oil spillage occurred in the Gulf of Mexico
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 - Chinese troops kill hundred of pro-democracy students in Beijing
1989 - Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone
1989 - Houston Astros beat LA Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)
1989 - Leaking pipe of Asha, USSR causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die
1989 - Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall
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
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 - Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder (29) weds Beth Liebling (27)
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
1998 - Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths.
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)
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