On This Day in History for June 3 (Part 2)

Events in History

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1981 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1982 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
  • 1982 Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians
  • 1984 38th Tony Awards: Real Thing & La Cage Aux Folles win
  • 1985 Massive anti-ETA demonstration in Basques
  • 1986 Battles in Beirut; 53 killed
  • 1987 "Little Shop of Horrors" released in France
  • 1987 "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" released in France
  • 1988 "Big" premieres in US
  • 1989 Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops open fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing
  • 1989 Leaking pipe in Asha, USSR, causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die
  • 1990 3rd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $894,560
  • 1990 44th Tony Awards: Grapes of Wrath & City of Angels win
  • 1991 Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history
  • 1991 Kuwait asks Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members to produce 800,000 bbl/d (130,000 m3/d) of oil on its behalf
  • 1992 Joan Lunden ordered to pay her ex-husband $18,000 a month support
  • 1992 World's largest environmental summit opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1993 66th National Spelling Bee: Geoff Hooper wins spelling kamikaze
  • 1994 5.9 earthquake/floods SE Java (150+ killed)
  • 1994 WIIZ (98.7) FM goes off the air
  • 1998 Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths.
  • 2001 55th Tony Awards: The Producers & Proof win
  • 2001 Iraq announces that it will halt crude oil exports in response to the UN's resolution that extends the oil-for-food program by only 1 month, instead of the normal 6-month period

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2003 Danielle Steel’s novel “Sunset in St. Tropez” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel

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2005 'The Knight of Sainte-Hermine' by Alexandre Dumas is published in France by Editions Phébus, completed by Claude Schopp, 135 years after the author's death.

  • 2006 The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.
  • 2007 USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) engaged pirates after they boarded the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia. (details)
  • 2012 Suicide car bombing kills 15 and inures 42 people in Bauchi, Nigeria
  • 2012 Plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, kills all 152 passengers and 40 people on the ground
  • 2013 20 people, including 10 children, are killed by a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 2013 US extends sanctions against Iran through its automotive industry and currency
  • 2013 119 people are killed in a poultry farm fire in Jilin Province, China

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2014 President Obama announces his plan for a $1 billion fund to increase deployment of US troops to Europe

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015 200 people are killed by an explosion at a gasoline station in Accra, Ghana
  • 2015 Dr. Jesse Selber performs the world's first partial-skull and scalp transplant at Houston Methodist Hospital
  • 2016 A week of heavy rains in Germany and France leave 10 dead and closing Paris museums along the Seine, including the Louve
  • 2017 Terrorist attack in Borough Market, London by three men who drive van into pedestrians then stab and kill 7 and wound 48. Attackers shot dead by British police.

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2017 The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum opens in Springfield, Massachusetts

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss

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