June 3 in History

June 3 in Pop Culture History

June 3rd is…
603 Day (in New Hampshire)
Chocolate Macaroons Day
Egg Day
National Repeat Day
National Repeat Day

1621 – The Dutch West India Company received a charter for New Netherland (now eastern US) and the Caribbean.

1888 – The poem Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was published in the San Francisco Examiner.

1889 – The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States was completed, 14 miles between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.

1948 – The 200-inch reflecting Hale telescope at the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California was dedicated.

1956 – Santa Cruz, CA authorities announced a total ban on rock and roll at public gatherings, calling the music “Detrimental to both the health and morals of our youth and community.”

1965 – Major Edward White II, a Gemini 4 crew member, performed the first American spacewalk.

1967 #1 Hit June 3, 1967 – June 30, 1967: Aretha FranklinRespect

1968 – Valerie Solanas attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.

1970 – Because of the BBC’s anti-product placement policy, Ray Davies of The Kinks was forced to make a round-trip flight from New York to London and back today, interrupting the band’s American tour, to change “Coca-Cola” to “cherry cola” in Lola to prevent a ban on the song.

No Sex Please, We’re British (East End Play) Opened on June 3, 1971 and closed on January 16, 1987

1972 #1 Hit June 3, 1972 – June 9, 1972: The Staple SingersI’ll Take You There

1978 #1 Hit June 3, 1978 – June 9, 1978: Johnny Mathis and Deniece WilliamsToo Much, Too Little, Too Late

1989 #1 Hit June 3, 1989 – June 9, 1989: Michael DamianRock On

1989 – The government of China sent troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.

1992 – Presidential candidate Bill Clinton appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show and played the saxophone.

1995 #1 Hit June 3, 1995 – July 7, 1995: Bryan AdamsHave You Ever Really Loved A Woman

1996 – Zenith introduced the first HDTV-compatible front projection TV in the U.S.

2006 #1 Hit June 3, 2006 – June 16, 2006: Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie BoneRidin’

2010 – Long suspected of his involvement in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, Joran van der Sloot, was arrested for the murder of Stephany Flores in Lima, Peru.



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