Today in History - June 3

1540 - Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so

1620 - Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America begins

1665 - Duke of York defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft

1748 - Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service

1770 - Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in Calif

1784 - US army officially established by Congress of the Confederation

1818 - Maratha Wars between British & Maratha Confederacy in India ends

1851 - 1st baseball uniforms worn, NY Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt & blue long trousers

1856 - Cullen Whipple patents a machine for making screws

1861 - 1st Civil War land battle - Union defeats Confederacy at Phillippi, WV

1876 - Lacrosse introduced in Britain & Canada




1889 - The Canadian Pacific Railway is completed from coast to coast

1907 - Centro Escolar University is established in Manila, Philippines

1913 - Dutch 1st Chamber accepts Health laws

1924 - Gila Wilderness Area established by US Forest Service

1943 - United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration forms

1946 - 1st bikini bathing suit displayed in Paris

1949 - GN Clark becomes 1st female US treasurer

1956 - 3rd class travel on British Railways ends

1959 - 1st US Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs, Colorado

1959 - Singapore adopts constitution

1968 - Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins

1970 - 1st artificial gene synthesized

1977 - Belgium government of Tindemans forms

1995 - 1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards held at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood


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