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Thursday June 3, 2021

June 3: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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.
  • 1621
    The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherlands.
  • 1839
    In Humen, China, Lin Tse-hsü destroys 1.2 million kg of opium confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a casus belli to open hostilities, resulting in the First Opium War.
  • 1866
    The Fenians are driven out of Fort Erie, Ontario, into the United States.
  • 1885
    In the last military engagement fought on Canadian soil, Cree leader Big Bear escapes the North-West Mounted Police.
  • 1889
    The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway is completed.
  • 1940
    World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Paris.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    The Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, Shlomo Argov, is shot on a London street. He survives but is permanently paralysed.

Who were born on June 3?

  • 1636
    John Hale, pastor during the Salem witch hunt (d.1700)
  • 1844
    Garret Hobart, 24th Vice President of the United States (d. 1899)
  • 1905
    Martin Gottfried Weiss, German commandant of Dachau concentration camp (d. 1946)
  • 1931
    Françoise Arnoul, French actress
  • 1931
    John Norman, American author
  • 1934
    Rolland D. McCune, American theologian
  • 1943
    Billy Cunningham, American basketball player
  • 1952
    Billy Powell, American keyboardist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2009)
  • 1982
    Dihan Slabbert, South African singer and composer
  • 1989
    Katie Hoff, American swimmer

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