On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1864

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

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

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? 157 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini