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Monday 3 June 2019 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

Events

  • 2013 – The trial of United States Army private Chelsea Manning for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks begins in Fort Meade, Maryland.
  • 1973 – A Soviet supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashes near Goussainville, France, killing 14, the first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft.
  • 1965 – The launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew. Ed White, a crew member, performs the first American spacewalk.
  • 1940 – Franz Rademacher proposes plans to make Madagascar the "Jewish homeland", an idea that had first been considered by 19th century journalist Theodor Herzl.
  • 1916 – The National Defense Act is signed into law, increasing the size of the United States National Guard by 450,000 men.
  • 1889 – The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.
  • 1866 – The Fenians are driven out of Fort Erie, Ontario back into the United States.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Cold Harbor: Union forces attack Confederate troops in Hanover County, Virginia.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Philippi (also called the Philippi Races): Union forces rout Confederate troops in Barbour County, Virginia, now West Virginia.
  • 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.

Births

  • 1995 – Dani Cameranesi, American ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Katie Hoff, American swimmer
  • 1978 – Lyfe Jennings, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1977 – Az-Zahir Hakim, American football player
  • 1977 – Travis Hafner, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Jamie McMurray, American race car driver
  • 1975 – Jeff Soto, American painter and illustrator
  • 1975 – Jose Molina, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1973 – Jason Jones, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter
  • 1972 – Matt Pike, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Carl Everett, American baseball player
  • 1970 – Greg Hancock, American motorcycle racer
  • 1967 – Anderson Cooper, American journalist and author
  • 1965 – Jeff Blumenkrantz, American actor and composer
  • 1965 – Mike Gordon, American singer, bass player, and director
  • 1964 – Kerry King, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1962 – David Cole, American DJ, producer, and songwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1961 – Lawrence Lessig, American lawyer, academic, and author, founded the Creative Commons
  • 1961 – Peter Vidmar, American gymnast
  • 1960 – Don Brown, American novelist, author and attorney.
  • 1959 – John Carlson, American radio host
  • 1959 – Sam Mills, American football player
  • 1956 – Brad Nessler, American sportscaster
  • 1956 – Danny Wilde, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1954 – Susan Landau, American mathematician and engineer
  • 1952 – Billy Powell, American keyboard player and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2009)
  • 1950 – Deniece Williams, American singer-songwriter
  • 1950 – Larry Probst, American businessman
  • 1950 – Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1950 – Suzi Quatro, American-English singer-songwriter, bass player, producer, and actress
  • 1947 – John Dykstra, American special effects artist and producer
  • 1946 – Eddie Holman, American pop/R&B/gospel singer
  • 1946 – Michael Clarke, American drummer (d. 1993)
  • 1946 – Tristan Rogers, Australian-American actor
  • 1945 – Hale Irwin, American golfer and architect
  • 1945 – Ramon Jacinto, Filipino singer, guitarist, and businessman, founded the Rajah Broadcasting Network
  • 1944 – Edith McGuire, American sprinter and educator
  • 1944 – Mary Thom, American journalist and author
  • 1943 – Billy Cunningham, American basketball player and coach
  • 1942 – Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1940 – Connie Saylor, American race car driver (d. 1993)
  • 1939 – Steve Dalkowski, American baseball player
  • 1936 – Larry McMurtry, American novelist and screenwriter
  • 1934 – Rolland D. McCune, American minister and theologian
  • 1931 – John Norman, American philosopher and author
  • 1931 – Lindy Remigino, American runner and coach
  • 1930 – Dakota Staton, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Marion Zimmer Bradley, American author and poet (d. 1999)
  • 1929 – Chuck Barris, American game show host and producer (d. 2017)
  • 1928 – Donald Judd, American sculptor and painter (d. 1994)
  • 1927 – Boots Randolph, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2007)
  • 1926 – Allen Ginsberg, American poet (d. 1997)
  • 1925 – Tony Curtis, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1924 – Bernard Glasser, American director and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1924 – Jimmy Rogers, American singer and guitarist (d. 1997)
  • 1918 – Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (d. 1999)
  • 1917 – Leo Gorcey, American actor (d. 1969)
  • 1911 – Ellen Corby, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1910 – Paulette Goddard, American actress and model (d. 1990)
  • 1904 – Charles R. Drew, American physician and surgeon (d. 1950)
  • 1904 – Jan Peerce, American tenor and actor (d. 1984)
  • 1903 – Eddie Acuff, American actor (d. 1956)
  • 1900 – Adelaide Ames, American astronomer and academic (d. 1932)
  • 1899 – Georg von Békésy, Hungarian-American biophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
  • 1897 – Memphis Minnie, American singer-songwriter (d. 1973)
  • 1879 – Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1945)
  • 1879 – Raymond Pearl, American biologist and botanist (d. 1940)
  • 1873 – Otto Loewi, German-American pharmacologist and psychobiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1866 – George Howells Broadhurst, English-American director and manager (d. 1952)
  • 1864 – Ransom E. Olds, American businessman, founded Oldsmobile and REO Motor Car Company (d. 1950)
  • 1852 – Theodore Robinson, American painter and academic (d. 1896)
  • 1844 – Garret Hobart, American lawyer and politician, 24th Vice President of the United States (d. 1899)
  • 1808 – Jefferson Davis, American colonel and politician, President of the Confederate States of America (d. 1889)
  • 1636 – John Hale, American minister (d. 1700)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Muhammad Ali, American boxer (b. 1942)
  • 2015 – Bevo Francis, American basketball player (b. 1932)
  • 2015 – Eugene Kennedy, American psychologist and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Elodie Lauten, French-American composer and educator (b. 1950)
  • 2013 – Arnold Eidus, American violinist and producer (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Deacon Jones, American football player and actor (b. 1938)
  • 2013 – Frank Lautenberg, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Will D. Campbell, American minister, author, and activist (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Carol Ann Abrams, American producer, author, and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2011 – Andrew Gold, American singer, songwriter, musician and arranger (b. 1951)
  • 2011 – Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, author, and activist (b. 1928)
  • 2011 – James Arness, American actor and producer (b. 1923)
  • 2010 – Rue McClanahan, American actress (b. 1934)
  • 2009 – David Carradine, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2009 – Koko Taylor, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 2003 – Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor, designed the Marine Corps War Memorial (b. 1907)
  • 2002 – Lew Wasserman, American talent agent and manager (b. 1913)
  • 2001 – Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor and producer (b. 1915)
  • 1997 – Dennis James, American actor and game show host (b. 1917)
  • 1990 – Robert Noyce, American physicist and businessman, co-founded the Intel Corporation (b. 1927)
  • 1987 – Will Sampson, American actor and painter (b. 1933)
  • 1981 – Carleton S. Coon, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1904)
  • 1975 – Ozzie Nelson, American actor and bandleader (b. 1906)
  • 1969 – George Edwin Cooke, American soccer player (b. 1883)
  • 1938 – John Flanagan, Irish-American hammer thrower and tug of war competitor (b. 1873)
  • 1933 – William Muldoon, American wrestler (b. 1852)
  • 1906 – John Maxwell, American golfer (b. 1871)
  • 1861 – Stephen A. Douglas, American lawyer and politician, 7th Secretary of State of Illinois (b. 1813)
  • 1780 – Thomas Hutchinson, American businessman and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1711)
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