Today in History
Listings for Monday, June 3, 2019.
- 1808 Jefferson Davis, President of Confederacy (1861-1865)
- 1864 Ransom Eli Olds, auto (Oldsmobile) and truck (REO) manufacturer.
- 1865 George V, king of England (1910-36)
- 1906 Josephine Baker, dancer, singer
- 1911 Paulette Goddard, actress
- 1915 Leo Gorcey
- 1925 Tony Curtis
- 1926 Allen Ginsberg, Beat poet (Howl)
- 1926 Allen Ginsberg
- 1926 Colleen Dewhurst
- 1942 Curtis Mayfield
- 1950 Suzi Quatro
- Egg Day
- 1539 Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain
- 1621 Dutch West India Company receives charter for "New Netherlands"
- 1770 Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in California
- 1789 Alex Mackenzie began exploration of Mackenzie River
- 1888 "Casey at the Bat" is first published (by the SF Examiner)
- 1934 Dr Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin knighted.
- 1935 French "Normandie" sets Atlantic crossing record: 1077 hours.
- 1937 Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Warfield Simpson.
- 1942 Battle of Midway begins: first major battle won by airpower.
- 1948 200 inch Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory.
- 1949 "Dragnet" is first broadcast on radio (KFI in Los Angeles).
- 1965 Gemini IV is launched Ed White first American to walk in space
- 1976 US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta
- 1980 Crew of Soyuz 36 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 35
That's all for today.