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.

You can browse the full year calendar in case you need it.

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

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

  • 1539
    Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain.
  • 1620
    Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
  • 1621
    The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherlands.
  • 1658
    Pope Alexander VII appoints François de Laval vicar apostolic in New France.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Cold Harbor – Union forces attack Confederate troops in Hanover County, Virginia.
  • 1889
    The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway is completed.
  • 1937
    The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Wehrmacht razes the Greek village of Kandanos to the ground, killing 180 of its inhabitants.
  • 1943
    In Los Angeles, California, white U.S. Navy sailors and Marines clash with Latino youths in the Zoot Suit Riots.
  • 1962
    An Air France Boeing 707 charter, Chateau de Sully crashes after an aborted takeoff from Paris-Orly Airport, killing 130.
  • 1963
    A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.
  • 1963
    The Buddhist crisis: Soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam attack protesting Buddhists in Huế, South Vietnam, with liquid chemicals from tear gas grenades, causing 67 people to be hospitalised for blistering of the skin and respiratory ailments.
  • 1980
    The 1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak. Seven tornadoes hit Grand Island, Nebraska takes five lives, 357 single-family homes, 33 mobile homes, 85 apartments, 49 businesses and $300 million in damages all told, according to National Weather Service and American Red Cross statistics on the deadly storm.
  • 1982
    The Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, Shlomo Argov, is shot on a London street. He survives but is permanently paralysed.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    Aboriginal Land Rights are granted in Australia in Mabo v Queensland (1988), a case brought by Eddie Mabo.
  • 1998
    Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths.
  • 2006
    The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro’s formal declaration of independence.

My Birthday Ninja Is this your birthday? Are you not curious to learn who shares your special day? Find out the June 3 famous birthdays and expand your knowledge today. (Sponsored link)



Share or Link to This Page: