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June 3rd In Pop Culture History

1621 - The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherland (now eastern US) and the Caribbean.

1888 - The poem Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was published in the San Francisco Examiner.

1889 - The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States was completed, 14 miles between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.

1948 - The 200-inch reflecting Hale telescope at the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California was dedicated.

1956 - Santa Cruz, CA authorities announced a total ban on rock and roll at public gatherings, calling the music "Detrimental to both the health and morals of our youth and community."

1965 - Major Edward White II, a Gemini 4 crew member, performed the first American spacewalk.

1967 #1 Hit June 3, 1967 - June 30, 1967: Aretha Franklin - Respect

1968 - Valerie Solanas attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.

1971 - East End Show - No Sex Please, We're British (Play) June 3, 1971

1972 #1 Hit June 3, 1972 - June 9, 1972: The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There

1978 #1 Hit June 3, 1978 - June 9, 1978: Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late

1989 #1 Hit June 3, 1989 - June 9, 1989: Michael Damian - Rock On

1992 - Presidential candidate Bill Clinton appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show and played the saxophone.

1995 #1 Hit June 3, 1995 - July 7, 1995: Bryan Adams - Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman

1996 - Zenith introduced the first HDTV-compatible front projection TV in the U.S.

1989 - The government of China sent troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.

2006 #1 Hit June 3, 2006 - June 16, 2006: Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone - Ridin'

2010 - Long suspected of his involvement in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, Joran van der Sloot was arrested for the murder of Stephany Flores in Lima, Peru.

June 3rd Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Ian Hunter (1939)
Tony Giglio (1971)
Chuck Barris (1929)
Doro Pesch (1964)
Josephine Baker (1906)
David Michael Alexander (1947-1975, Age 27)
Curtis Mayfield (1942)
Paulette Goddard (1910)
Tony Curtis (1925)

The words racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.


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