Saturday, June 03, 2017
History for June 3 - On-This-Day.com
Jefferson Davis 1808 - American soldier, politician, President of the Confederate states of America during the U.S. Civil War, Tony Curtis (Bernard Schwartz) 1925 - Actor ("Sweet Smell of Success," "Some Like it Hot," father of actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis, Allen Ginsberg 1926 - Writer, poet
Chuck Barris 1929 - Producer, creater and game show host ("The Gong Show"), Larry McMurtry 1936 - Author ("Lonesome Dove"), Anderson Cooper 1967 - Broadcast journalist
1098 - Christian Crusaders of the First Crusade seized Antioch, Turkey.
1539 - Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain.
1621 - The Dutch West India Company received a charter for New Netherlands (now known as New York).
1784 - The U.S. Congress formally created the United States Army to replace the disbanded Continental Army. On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress had created the Continental Army for purposes of common defense and this event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army.
1805 - A peace treaty between the U.S. and Tripoli was completed in the captain's cabin on board the USS Constitution.
1888 - "Casey at the Bat" the poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer was first published.
1937 - The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson.
1938 - The German Reich voted to confiscate so-called "degenerate art."