About June 3

June 3, 2021 is the 154th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 211 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Gemini is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 243 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 3

  • 1608
    Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec.
  • 1621
    The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherlands.
  • 1665
    James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England) defeats the Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft.
  • 1839
    In Humen, China, Lin Tse-hsü destroys 1.2 million kg of opium confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a casus belli to open hostilities, resulting in the First Opium War.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Cold Harbor – Union forces attack Confederate troops in Hanover County, Virginia.
  • 1888
    The poem “Casey at the Bat”, by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner.
  • 1916
    The National Defense Act is signed into law, increasing the size of the United States National Guard by 450,000 men.
  • 1935
    One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.
  • 1937
    The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson.
  • 1940
    World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Paris.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japan begins the Aleutian Islands Campaign by bombing Unalaska Island.
  • 1950
    First successful ascent of an Eight-thousander; Annapurna is summited by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal
  • 1963
    A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.
  • 1968
    Valerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.
  • 1969
    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.
  • 1973
    A Soviet supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashes near Goussainville, France, killing 14, the first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft.
  • 1984
    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 the Sikhs, in Amritsar. The operation continues until June 6 with casualties, most of them civilians, in excess of 5,000.
  • 1989
    The government of China sends troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.
  • 1991
    Mount Unzen erupts in Kyūshū, Japan, killing 43 people, all of them either researchers or journalists.
  • 2006
    The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro’s formal declaration of independence.

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