On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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" and "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
  • 1992 Landmark Australian High Court Mabo Decision: recognizes Torres Strait Islanders ownership of Murray Island, rendering terra nullius a legal fiction
  • 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 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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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) engages with pirates after they board Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia
  • 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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2017 Largest-ever exhibition of works by Piet Mondrian opens at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, Netherlands to mark centenary of De Stijl movement

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian
  • 2018 Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts killing at least 110, with 332 missing and forcing the evacuation of over 3,100
  • 2018 Boat capsizes off eastern Tunisia drowning at least 48 migrants
  • 2018 Dead whale found with 17 pounds (80 pieces) of plastic in its stomach in Songkhla province, Thailand
  • 2019 Sudanese military attacks protesters in Khartoum killing 100 people, some dumped in the river Nile, prompting international condemnation
  • 2019 US federal government departments and Congress begin anti-trust investigations into large tech companies including Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon
  • 2019 Canadian government inquiry find deaths of over 1,000 indigenous women and girls over decades who have been murdered or are missing a "national genocide"

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2019 US President Donald Trump begins a three-day visit to the UK by calling London Mayor Sadiq Khan "a stone cold loser" after Khan called Trump's language that of a 20th century fascist

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2019 Apple announces it is shutting down iTunes and replacing it with three different apps

MurderMurder of Interest

2020 Three former police officers charged in connection with death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Derek Chauvin's charge upgraded to second degree murder

Victim of Police Brutality George Floyd
Victim of Police Brutality
George Floyd
  • 2020 Former Defense Secretary James Mattis says in The Atlantic: "Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us."
  • 2021 NASA launches 128 baby squid and 5,000 microscopic animals, to study effects of spaceflight, to the International Space Station aboard Space X's Falcon 9 rocket [1]
  • 2021 NASA administrator Bill Nelson announces two new missions to study ‘Lost Habitable’ world of Venus in 2028 and 2030 [1]

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