Friday, June 2, 2017

June 3

  • June 3, 1098
    Christian Crusaders of the First Crusade seize Antioch, the key stronghold of the Muslims in Palestine, after almost eight months of the siege, and then start massacre of Christian and Muslim civilians of the city
  • June 3, 1539
    Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain during his gold-hunting expedition
  • June 3, 1621
    The Dutch West India Company, formed to trade with America and West Africa, receives a charter for New Netherlands, now known as New York
  • June 3, 1770
    Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, a Roman Catholic mission church, is founded in California
  • June 3, 1839
    The first Opium War between China and Britain breaks out in and around Guangzhou after Lin Zexu, a Qing official, orders the dumping of 1300 ton of Western-owned opium into the sea in purpose to stop Western imports of the narcotic
  • June 3, 1863
    General Lee, with 75,000 Confederates, launches a second invasion of the North to meet the Army of the Potomac again, this time around a small town called Gettysburg
  • June 3, 1864
    Some 7,000 Union troops are killed within 30 minutes during the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia, during which General Lee wins his last victory of the Civil War
  • June 3, 1929
    Border dispute between Peru and Chile is resolved by Treaty of Lima
  • June 3, 1946
    Hungary issues the world's largest denomination paper money note, 100 million-billion pengo (100,000,000,000,000,000 pengo)
  • June 3, 1959
    Singapore became an internally self-governing state within the Commonwealth with Lee Kuan Yew as the country's first Prime Minister
  • June 3, 1998
    A German Federal Railway InterCityExpress high-speed train, traveling at 200 kilometres per hour, derails between Hannover and Hamburg, Germany, and crashed into a bridge causing 101 deaths and 88 injuries
  • June 3, 2006
    Montenegro becomes independent country
  • June 3, 2048
    Asteroid 2007 VK184 has a chance of 1 in 1820 of hitting Earth

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