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Notable Historical Events for June 3rd

1964Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis & pharyngitis

1981Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship

1989Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall

1539Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain

1934Dr Frederick Banting co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted

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

2010Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

1961JFK & Khrushchev meet in Vienna

1962Lee Harvey Oswald arrives by train in Oldenzaal, Netherlands

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Notable Birthdays on June 3rd

1904Charles R. Drew, pioneer of blood plasma research

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

1726James Hutton, Edinburgh Scotland, geologist

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

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

1974Kelly Jones, Welsh singer (Stereophonics)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 3rd

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

1869Composer Georges Bizet (30) weds Genevieve Halevy

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 3rd

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

1875Georges Bizet, French composer, dies at 36

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