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Friday, June 3, 2011

Bosnian Serb genocide suspect Ratko Mladić makes his first appearance at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, and dismisses charges against him as obnoxious. //www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/06/03/netherlands.mladic.trial/index.html (CNN)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

NASA reveals that Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center sustained unusual amounts of damage during the launch of STS-124. They are unsure what caused the damage, but are certain it will not cause any delay for the next launch, STS-125, in October. //www.spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts124/080601pad/ (CBS News via Spaceflight Now)
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization opens the High-Level Conference on World Food Security in Rome, focusing on the world food price crisis, climate change and agriculture and food vs fuel issues.

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Pakistan bans "The Da Vinci Code" film because it is said to contain blasphemous material about Jesus. //www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/gossip/14734413.htm (AP)
Montenegro declares independence after a May 21referendum. The state union of Serbia and Montenegro is dissolved on June 5, leaving Serbia as the successor state.
2006 Toronto terrorism arrests: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announce the arrest of 17 suspected Islamic terrorists in connection with a planned terrorist attack around Toronto. The RCMP say that three tons of ammonium nitrate was seized. In comparison, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing used one ton. //www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2006/06/03/terror-suspects.html (CBC), //www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/americas/06/03/canada.terror/index.html (CNN), //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5044560.stm (BBC), //today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNewsstoryID=2006-06-03T181033Z_01_N02209271_RTRUKOC_0_US-CRIME-ARRESTS.xml (Reuters), //voanews.com/english/2006-06-03-voa15.cfm (VOA)

Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Sammy Sosa of baseball's Chicago Cubs is ejected from a game after he is found to have used a corked bat. The Cubs went on to beat the Devil Rays, 3 to 2. Major League Baseball Officials confiscated 76 of Sosa's spare bats after his ejection, and all were found to be clean, with no cork.
A British Parliamentary committee announces it will hold an inquiry into the government's decision to go to war with Iraq.

Monday, June 3, 2002

The Party in the Palace takes place at Buckingham Palace, London, for Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Wednesday, June 3, 1998

Eschede train disaster: An InterCityExpresshigh speed train derails between Hannover and Hamburg, Germany, causing 101 deaths.

Monday, June 3, 1991

Mount Unzen erupts, killing 43 people as a result of pyroclastic flow.

Wednesday, June 3, 1987

Trade unionists in Vanuatu found the Vanuatu Labour Party.

Tuesday, June 3, 1980

A series of deadly tornadoes strikes Grand Island, Nebraska, causing over $300m in damage, killing 5 people and injuring over 250.

Saturday, June 3, 1978

The Congo Republic recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

Sunday, June 3, 1973

A Tupolev Tu-144 crashes at the Paris air show 15 are killed.

Saturday, June 3, 1972

Sally Priesand becomes the first female U.S. rabbi.

Tuesday, June 3, 1969

While operating at sea on SEATO maneuvers, the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS ''Melbourne'' accidentally rammed and sliced in two the American destroyer USS "Frank E. Evans" in the South China Sea, killing 74 American seamen.

Monday, June 3, 1968

Radical feministValerie Solanas shoots Andy Warhol as he enters his studio, wounding him.

Friday, June 3, 1966

Joaquín Balaguer is elected president of the Dominican Republic.

Thursday, June 3, 1965

"Gemini 4": Astronaut Edward Higgins White makes the first U.S. space walk.

Wednesday, June 3, 1964

South Korean President Park Chung Hee declares martial law in Seoul, after 10,000 student demonstrators overpower police.

Monday, June 3, 1963

Hue chemical attacks: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam pours chemicals on the heads of Buddhist protestors. The United States threatens to cut off aid to Ngo Dinh Diem's regime

Sunday, June 3, 1962

Air France Flight 007, a Boeing 707, crashes on take-off at Orly Airport in Paris 130 of 132 people on board are killed, 2 flight attendants survive. Most victims are cultural and civic leaders of Atlanta, Georgia.

Wednesday, June 3, 1959

Singapore becomes a self-governing crown colony of Britain with Lee Kuan Yew as Prime Minister.

Sunday, June 3, 1956

British Rail renames 'Third Class' passenger facilities as 'Second Class' (Second Class facilities had been abolished in 1875, leaving just First Class and Third Class).

Saturday, June 3, 1950

Annapurna I, 10th highest mountain in the world, is first ascended.

Thursday, June 3, 1948

The Palomar Observatory telescope is finished in California.

Monday, June 3, 1946

The Interpol organization re-founded, telegraphic address “Interpol” adopted.

Saturday, June 3, 1939

The Soviet government offers its definition of what constitutes aggression, upon which the projected Anglo-Soviet-French alliance will come into effect. The French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet accepts the Soviet definition of aggression at once. The British reject the Soviet definition, especially the concept of indirect aggression, which they feel is too loose a definition and phrased in such a manner as to imply the Soviet right of inference in the internal affairs of nations of Eastern Europe.

Thursday, June 3, 1937

Wallis Simpson marries The Duke of Windsor (the former Edward VIII), in France.
The first total solar eclipse to exceed seven minutes of totality in over 800 years, is visible in the Pacific and Peru.

Monday, June 3, 1929

The Treaty of Lima settles a border dispute between Peru and Chile.

Sunday, June 3, 1928

The American serial killer Albert Fish kidnaps and kills 10-year-old Grace Budd.

Thursday, June 3, 1915

Mexican Revolution: Troops of Obregon and Villa clash at León: Obregon loses his right arm in grenade attack but Villa is decisively defeated.

Monday, June 3, 1889

The first long distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.

Monday, June 3, 1850

Mírzá 'Alí-Muhammad, known as the Báb, is executed by a firing squad in Tabriz, Persia for claiming to be a prophet.
Mírzá 'Alí-Muhammad, known as the Báb, is executed by a firing squad in Tabriz, Persia for claiming to be a prophet.
July ndash Taiping Rebellion: Hong Xiuquan orders the general mobilisation of rebel forces.
The traditional date of Kansas City, Missouri's founding. This is the date on which it is incorporated by Jackson County, Missouri as the Town of Kansas.
Vice President Millard Fillmore becomes the 13th President of the United States following the death of President Taylor.

Wednesday, June 3, 1829

The Swan River Colony (later to become the cities of Perth and Fremantle) is founded in Western Australia. This secures the western 'third' of the Australian landmass for the British.

Tuesday, June 3, 1828

Gran Colombia – Peru War: President Simón Bolívar declares war on Peru.

Friday, June 3, 1785

Continental Navy disbanded.

Sunday, June 3, 1770

Gaspar de Portolà and Father Junípero Serra establish Monterey, the "presidio" of Alta California territory for Spain from 17771822, United Mexican States18241846, until the California Republic.

Saturday, June 3, 1769

(O.S.) A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in the historical past. The transit is viewed by King George III of Great Britain at the Kew Observatory.

Wednesday, June 3, 1654

Louis XIV of France is crowned at Rheims.

Friday, June 3, 1644

Li Zicheng claims himself as the emperor of China.

Thursday, June 3, 1621

The Dutch West India Company is founded.

Wednesday, June 3, 1620

The oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, is begun at Quebec City, Quebec Canada.

Thursday, May 24, 1571 (Julianian calendar)

Following conquest of the Kingdom of Maynila, SpanishConquistadorMiguel López de Legazpi makes Manila a city and the capital of the Philippines.

Wednesday, May 26, 1395 (Julianian calendar)

The Duchy of Milan is created after Lord Gian Galeazzo Visconti of Milan buys the title of Duke from Wenceslaus, the Holy Roman Emperor.
Sultan Bayezid I of the Ottoman Empire beheads Emperor Ivan Shishman of Ottoman-occupied eastern Bulgaria after Shishman is accused of collaborating with the Wallachians during the 1394 Battle of Karanovasa.
The Principality of Monaco expels its Genoese occupiers and Jean I and Louis are crowned as joint Lords of Monaco. Later in the year, the Genoese regain control and depose the Lords.
John Rykener, known also as Johannes Richer and Eleanor, a transvestiteprostitute working mainly in London (near Cheapside), but also active in Oxford, is arrested for cross-dressing and interrogated. The records have survived, the only surviving legal records from this age which mention same-sex intercourse.
Battle of Cruachain: The Kingdom of Ui Falighe in Ireland resists an English invasion.
Rama Ratchathirat succeeds Ramesuan as ruler of the Ayutthaya kingdom in present-day southern Thailand.
Jelena Gruba is elected as Queen of Bosnia after the death of her husband, King Stjepan Dabiša. However, after Stjepan's death most of the Bosnian land is taken by King Sigismund of Hungary.
Muhammad II succeeds Yûsuf I as ruler of the Ziyanid Dynasty in present-day western Algeria.
The Theotokos of Vladimir icon is moved to Moscow.
Albert IV succeeds his father, Albert III, as Duke of Austria.
The Gwanghwamun gate and the Jogyesa temple are built in present-day Seoul.

Sunday, May 27, 1162 (Julianian calendar)

Monday, May 27, 1140 (Julianian calendar)

Pierre Abelard is condemned for heresy by a church court in Sens, France.

Saturday, June 2, 350 (Julianian calendar)

Iulius Nepotianus, Roman usurper, proclaims himself emperor and enters Rome with a group of gladiators.
Source: Wikipedia