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Notable Historical Events for June 3rd

1962Lee Harvey Oswald arrives by train in Oldenzaal, Netherlands

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

1781Jack Jouett rides to warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack

1964Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis & pharyngitis

1959Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker message off the Moon

1981Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt

1980NY Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1

1864General Robert E. Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor

1932Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive HRs; Yanks beat A's 20-13

1539Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain

June 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 3rd

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

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

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

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

1974Kelly Jones, Welsh singer (Stereophonics)

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

1726James Hutton, Edinburgh Scotland, geologist

1904Charles R. Drew, pioneer of blood plasma research

June 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 3rd

1908NHL goaltender Georges Vezina (21) weds Marie Adelaide Stella Morin in Chicoutimi, Canada

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 3rd

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

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

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