History Events on June 03
The trial of United States Army private Chelsea Manning for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks begins in Fort Meade, Maryland.
In Los Angeles, California, white U.S. Navy sailors and Marines clash with Latino youths in the Zoot Suit Riots.
Pope Alexander VII appoints François de Laval vicar apostolic in New France.
Aboriginal land rights are granted in Australia in Mabo v Queensland (No 2), a case brought by Eddie Mabo.
Mount Unzen erupts in Ky?sh?, Japan, killing 43 people, all of them either researchers or journalists.
James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England), defeats the Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft.
Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec.
One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa.
The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson.
Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain.
The 1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak hits Nebraska, causing five deaths and $300 million (equivalent to $912 million in 2018) worth of damage.
The Byzantine emperor Philippicus is blinded, deposed and sent into exile by conspirators of the Opsikion army in Thrace. He is succeeded by Anastasios II, who begins the reorganization of the Byzantine army.
The launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew. Ed White, a crew member, performs the first American spacewalk.
An explosive device is detonated at the Statue of Liberty. The FBI suspects Croatian nationalists.
The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.
A plane carrying 153 people on board crashes in a residential neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, killing everyone on board and 10 people on the ground.
The pageant for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II takes place on the River Thames.
The French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy.
The government of China sends troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.
World War II: The Battle of Dunkirk ends with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat.
The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherland.
World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Paris.
A Soviet supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashes near Goussainville, France, killing 14, the first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft.
American Civil War: Battle of Philippi (also called the Philippi Races): Union forces rout Confederate troops in Barbour County, Virginia, now West Virginia.
The Treaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark.
The Fenians are driven out of Fort Erie, Ontario back into the United States.
London Bridge attack: Eight people are murdered and dozens of civilians are wounded by Islamist terrorists. Three of the attackers are shot dead by the police.
The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.
Herzog and Lachenal of the French Annapurna expedition become the first climbers to reach the summit of an 8,000-metre peak.
At Paris Orly Airport, Air France Flight 007 overruns the runway and explodes when the crew attempts to abort takeoff, killing 130.
An explosion at a gasoline station in Accra, Ghana, killing more than 200 people.
Melbourne-Evans collision: off the coast of South Vietnam, the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne cuts the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in half.
World War II: Japan begins the Aleutian Islands Campaign by bombing Unalaska Island.
After suffering a mechanical failure, a high speed train derails at Eschede, Germany, killing 101 people.
American Civil War: Battle of Cold Harbor: Union forces attack Confederate troops in Hanover County, Virginia.
World War II: The Wehrmacht razes the Greek village of Kandanos to the ground and murders 180 of its inhabitants.
The Buddhist crisis: Soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam attack protesting Buddhists in Hu?, South Vietnam, with liquid chemicals from tear-gas grenades, causing 67 people to be hospitalised for blistering of the skin and respiratory ailments.