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On This Day: June 03rd

This is 154th day of the year and 211 days remain in the year.

in history
1861
Stephen Douglas, U.S. politician, died.
1937
The Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) married Wallis Simpson.
1965
Maj. Edward White became the first U.S. astronaut to walk in space, during the Gemini 4 mission.
1979
The world's worst oil spill occurred when an exploratory oil well, Ixtoc 1, blew out, spilling over 140 million gallons of oil into the Bay of Campeche off the coast of Mexico.
1989
Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini died.
1989
Chinese army troops head to Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations.
June 03 BirthdaysAllen Ginsberg1926–1997, American poet, born in Paterson, N.J., graduated Columbia, 1949.
Raoul Dufypainter
Tony Curtisactor
Josephine Bakerdancer and singer
Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederacy
Henry Jamesphilosophical theologian
Curtis Mayfieldsinger-songwriter



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