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History Events on June 03


United States v. Manning
The trial of United States Army private Chelsea Manning for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks begins in Fort Meade, Maryland.

#United_States_v._Manning

Los Angeles
In Los Angeles, California, white U.S. Navy sailors and Marines clash with Latino youths in the Zoot Suit Riots.

#Los_Angeles

Pope Alexander VII
Pope Alexander VII appoints François de Laval vicar apostolic in New France.

#Pope_Alexander_VII

Mabo v Queensland (No 2)
Aboriginal land rights are granted in Australia in Mabo v Queensland (No 2), a case brought by Eddie Mabo.

#Mabo_v_Queensland_(No_2)

Mount Unzen
Mount Unzen erupts in Ky?sh?, Japan, killing 43 people, all of them either researchers or journalists.

#Mount_Unzen

James II of England
James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England), defeats the Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft.

#James_II_of_England

Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec.

#Samuel_de_Champlain

On-to-Ottawa Trek
One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa.

#On-to-Ottawa_Trek

Edward VIII
The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson.

#Edward_VIII

Hernando de Soto
Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain.

#Hernando_de_Soto

1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak
The 1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak hits Nebraska, causing five deaths and $300 million (equivalent to $912 million in 2018) worth of damage.

#1980_Grand_Island_tornado_outbreak

Byzantine Empire
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.

#Byzantine_Empire

Gemini 4
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.

#Gemini_4

Statue of Liberty
An explosive device is detonated at the Statue of Liberty. The FBI suspects Croatian nationalists.

#Statue_of_Liberty

Serbia and Montenegro
The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.

#Serbia_and_Montenegro

Dana Air Flight 992
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.

#Dana_Air_Flight_992

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
The pageant for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II takes place on the River Thames.

#Thames_Diamond_Jubilee_Pageant

Peter Abelard
The French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy.

#Peter_Abelard

Tiananmen Square
The government of China sends troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.

#Tiananmen_Square

Battle of Dunkirk
World War II: The Battle of Dunkirk ends with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat.

#Battle_of_Dunkirk

Dutch West India Company
The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherland.

#Dutch_West_India_Company

World War II
World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Paris.

#World_War_II

Soviet Union
A Soviet supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashes near Goussainville, France, killing 14, the first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft.

#Soviet_Union

American Civil War
American Civil War: Battle of Philippi (also called the Philippi Races): Union forces rout Confederate troops in Barbour County, Virginia, now West Virginia.

#American_Civil_War

Treaty of Novgorod (1326)
The Treaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark.

#Treaty_of_Novgorod_(1326)

Fenian
The Fenians are driven out of Fort Erie, Ontario back into the United States.

#Fenian

2017 London Bridge attack
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.

#2017_London_Bridge_attack

Electric power transmission
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.

#Electric_power_transmission

Maurice Herzog
Herzog and Lachenal of the French Annapurna expedition become the first climbers to reach the summit of an 8,000-metre peak.

#Maurice_Herzog

Orly Airport
At Paris Orly Airport, Air France Flight 007 overruns the runway and explodes when the crew attempts to abort takeoff, killing 130.

#Orly_Airport

2015 Accra explosion
An explosion at a gasoline station in Accra, Ghana, killing more than 200 people.

#2015_Accra_explosion

Melbourne-Evans collision
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.

#Melbourne-Evans_collision

Empire of Japan
World War II: Japan begins the Aleutian Islands Campaign by bombing Unalaska Island.

#Empire_of_Japan

Eschede derailment
After suffering a mechanical failure, a high speed train derails at Eschede, Germany, killing 101 people.

#Eschede_derailment

Battle of Cold Harbor
American Civil War: Battle of Cold Harbor: Union forces attack Confederate troops in Hanover County, Virginia.

#Battle_of_Cold_Harbor

Wehrmacht
World War II: The Wehrmacht razes the Greek village of Kandanos to the ground and murders 180 of its inhabitants.

#Wehrmacht

Buddhist crisis
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.

#Buddhist_crisis

Khartoum massacre: In Sudan, over 100 people are killed when security forces accompanied by Janjaweed militiamen storm and open fire on a sit-in protest.
At least 119 people are killed in a fire at a poultry farm in Jilin Province in northeastern China.
Operation Blue Star, a military offensive, is launched by the Indian government at Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine for Sikhs, in Amritsar. The operation continues until June 6, with casualties, most of them civilians, in excess of 5,000.
The Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, Shlomo Argov, is shot on a London street; he survives but is left paralysed.
A blowout at the Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico causes at least 3,000,000 barrels (480,000 m3) of oil to be spilled into the waters, the second-worst accidental oil spill ever recorded.
Franz Rademacher proposes plans to make Madagascar the "Jewish homeland", an idea that had first been considered by 19th century journalist Theodor Herzl.
The National Defense Act is signed into law, increasing the size of the United States National Guard by 450,000 men.
In the last military engagement fought on Canadian soil, the Cree leader, Big Bear, escapes the North-West Mounted Police.
In Humen, China, Lin Tse-hsü destroys 1.2 million kilograms of opium confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a casus belli to open hostilities, resulting in the First Opium War.
Jack Jouett begins his midnight ride to warn Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature of an impending raid by Banastre Tarleton.
The Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators.