About June 3

June 3, 2022 is the 154th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 211 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 233 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 3

  • 350
    Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators.
  • 1608
    Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec.
  • 1658
    Pope Alexander VII appoints François de Laval vicar apostolic in New France.
  • 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.
  • 1866
    The Fenians are driven out of Fort Erie, Ontario, into the United States.
  • 1889
    The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 mi between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.
  • 1916
    The National Defense Act is signed into law, increasing the size of the United States National Guard by 450,000 men.
  • 1937
    The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson.
  • 1940
    World War II: The Battle of Dunkirk ends with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japan begins the Aleutian Islands Campaign by bombing Unalaska Island.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    A blowout at the Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico causes at least 3000000 oilbbl of oil to be spilled into the waters, the second-worst accidental oil spill ever recorded.
  • 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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