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Notable Historical Events for June 3rd

1539Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain

1959Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker message off the Moon

1083Henry IV of Germany storms Rome, capturing St Peter's Cathedral

1962Lee Harvey Oswald arrives by train in Oldenzaal, Netherlands

1540Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so

198430th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship

1955Stan Musial hits his 300th HR

2012Tiger Woods' 73rd PGA tour victory equals Jack Nicklaus's record

1781Jack Jouett rides to warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack

June 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 3rd

1943Billy Cunningham, Brooklyn New York, NBA/ABA (Philadelphia 76ers, Carolina Cougers)

1726James Hutton, Edinburgh Scotland, geologist

1986Rafael Nadal, Manacor, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spanish tennis player

1808Jefferson F Davis, Fairview Kentucky, President of Confederate States of America (1861-5)

1904Charles R. Drew, pioneer of blood plasma research

1926Allen Ginsberg, Newark, New Jersey, American beat poet (Howl)

1974Kelly Jones, Welsh singer (Stereophonics)

1865George V, Saksen-Coburg [Windsor], King of Great Britain (1910-36)

June 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 3rd

2005Earl of Mornington, Arthur Wellesley (27) weds great-granddaughter of Lord Beaverbrook and model/make-up artist Jemma Kidd (30) in a seaside ceremony on the beach near Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados

1869Composer Georges Bizet (30) weds Genevieve Halevy

2001Writer and actress Tina Fey (31) weds "Saturday Night Live" composer Jeff Richmond (40) on a Greek Orthodox ceremony at The Merion Tribute House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1937Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) weds Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France

June 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 3rd

1963Pope John XXIII [Angelo G Roncalli], Pope (1958-63), dies at 81

1924Franz Kafka, Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40

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