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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)

  • 1140
    French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy.
  • 1608
    Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec.
  • 1620
    Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
  • 1665
    James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England) defeats the Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft.
  • 1916
    The National Defense Act is signed into law, increasing the size of the United States National Guard by 450,000 men.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japan begins the Aleutian Islands Campaign by bombing Unalaska Island.
  • 1963
    The Buddhist crisis: Soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam attack protesting Buddhists in Huế, South Vietnam, with liquid chemicals from tear gas grenades, causing 67 people to be hospitalised for blistering of the skin and respiratory ailments.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    The Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, Shlomo Argov, is shot on a London street. He survives but is permanently paralysed.
  • 1998
    Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths.

Who were born on June 3?

  • 1659
    David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (d. 1708)
  • 1726
    James Hutton, Scottish geologist (d. 1797)
  • 1925
    Thomas Joseph Winning, Archbishop of Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2001)
  • 1931
    Françoise Arnoul, French actress
  • 1947
    John Dykstra, American special effects supervisor
  • 1964
    Kerry King, American musician (Slayer)
  • 1965
    Jeff Blumenkrantz, American composer and actor
  • 1970
    Esther Hart, Dutch singer
  • 1984
    Emily Scott, Australian model
  • 1986
    Adrián Vallés, Spanish racing driver

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