On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1864

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

Famous Birthdays

  • Ransom Eli Olds, American auto (Oldsmobile) & truck (REO) manufacturer, born in Geneva, Ohio (d. 1950)

Famous Deaths

  • James P McMahon, US Union colonel (164th NY), dies in battle
  • Peter A Porter, US Union colonel (8th NY), dies in battle
1864 Highlights

About June 3, 1864

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini