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Wednesday June 3, 2020

June 3: Day of the Week

June 3, 2020 is the 155th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 211 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1608
    Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Cold Harbor – Union forces attack Confederate troops in Hanover County, Virginia.
  • 1889
    The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway is completed.
  • 1940
    World War II: The Battle of Dunkirk ends with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew. Crew-member Ed White performs the first American spacewalk.
  • 1973
    A Soviet supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashes near Goussainville, France, killing 14, the first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft.
  • 1979
    A blowout at the Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico causes at least 3000000 oilbbl of oil to be spilled into the waters, the second-worst accidental oil spill ever recorded.
  • 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?

  • 1818
    Louis Faidherbe, French general (d. 1889)
  • 1866
    George Howells Broadhurst, English director (d. 1952)
  • 1879
    Raymond Pearl, American biologist (d. 1940)
  • 1881
    Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (d. 1964)
  • 1888
    Tom Brown, American musician (d. 1958)
  • 1917
    Leo Gorcey, American actor (d. 1969)
  • 1931
    Raúl Castro, Cuban statesman
  • 1937
    Solomon P. Ortiz, American politician
  • 1945
    Hale Irwin, American professional golfer
  • 1952
    David Richards, CBE, British motor racing entrepreneur

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