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Thursday June 3, 2021

June 3: Day of the Week

June 3, 2021 was the 154th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 211 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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June 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1539
    Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain.
  • 1608
    Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec.
  • 1665
    James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England) defeats the Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Philippi (also called the Philippi Races) – Union forces rout Confederate troops in Barbour County, Virginia, now West Virginia, in first land battle of the War.
  • 1889
    The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway is completed.
  • 1916
    The National Defense Act is signed into law, increasing the size of the United States National Guard by 450,000 men.
  • 1935
    One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japan begins the Aleutian Islands Campaign by bombing Unalaska Island.
  • 1973
    A Soviet supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashes near Goussainville, France, killing 14, the first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft.
  • 1980
    The 1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak. Seven tornadoes hit Grand Island, Nebraska takes five lives, 357 single-family homes, 33 mobile homes, 85 apartments, 49 businesses and $300 million in damages all told, according to National Weather Service and American Red Cross statistics on the deadly storm.

Who were born on June 3?

  • 1843
    Frederick VIII of Denmark (d. 1912)
  • 1904
    Jan Peerce, American tenor (d. 1984)
  • 1913
    Pedro Mir, Dominican Poet Laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1924
    Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian actress (d. 1991)
  • 1929
    Chuck Barris, American game show host
  • 1946
    Eddie Holman, American singer
  • 1971
    Carl Everett, American baseball player
  • 1971
    John Hodgman, American author and humorist
  • 1982
    Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter
  • 1989
    Anthony Taugourdeau, French footballer

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