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Notable Historical Events for June 3rd

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

1962Betsy Rawls & Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

1781Jack Jouett rides to warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack

1955Stan Musial hits his 300th HR

1961JFK & Khrushchev meet in Vienna

1980Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination

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

1981Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt

1871Jesse James & his gang robs Obocock Bank (Corydon Iowa), of $15,000

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

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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

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

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

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

1726James Hutton, Edinburgh Scotland, geologist

1974Kelly Jones, Welsh singer (Stereophonics)

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

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Notable Weddings on June 3rd

1869Composer Georges Bizet (30) weds Genevieve Halevy

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

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

June 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 3rd

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

1875Georges Bizet, French composer, dies at 36

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