June 3 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
European Bicycle Day
Germany Observance
Jefferson Davis Birthday
United states (Florida) Local Observance
Opium Suppression Movement Day
Taiwan Observance
Father's Day
Curacao Observance
Martyr's Day
Uganda Public Holiday
Fathers' Day
Lithuania Observance

Historical Events on June 3

  • 1861: Confederate forces are routed by Union forces in Barbour County, Virginia at the Battle of Philippi during the American Civil War.
  • 1864: During the American Civil War, Confederate troops are attacked by Union troops at the Battle of Cold Harbor in Hanover County, Virginia.
  • 1885: Big Bear escapes the North-West Mounted Police on this day.
  • 1889: A power line connecting a generator in Willamette Falls and Portland, Oregon is finished on this day. It ran for 14-miles and is the first long-distance electric power line in the U.S.
  • 1916: The size of the U.S National Guard is approved to be increased to over 450,000 troops thanks to the National Defense Act being signed into law on this day.
  • 1935: A protest trek begins by unemployed Canadian workers who board freight trains in Vancouver on their way to Ottawa.
  • 1940: Paris is heavily bombed by the German Luftwaffe during World War 2.
  • 1940: During World War 2, The Battle of Dunkirk comes to an end with Germany winning the battle and Allied forces being forced to retreat.
  • 1940: The plan by Franz Rademacher to make Madagascar the “Home of the Jews” is forwarded on this day.
  • 1941: The Greek village of Kandanos is burned to the ground and all of its residents – almost 200 people – are murdered by the Wehrmacht during World War 2.
  • 1942: Unalaska Island is bombed by the Japanese as the begin their Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War 2.
  • 1943: During the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles, United States Sailors and Marines clash with young Latinos.

Famous Birthdays on June 3

  • American Colonel and President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis is born in 1808.
  • Dutch painter Johan Jongkind is born in 1819.
  • French painter and illustrator, Raoul Dufy is born in 1877.
  • American surgeon and physician, Charles R. Drew is born in 1904.
  • American actress and model, Paulette Goddard is born in 1910.
  • American actress and screenwriter, Ellen Corby is born in 1911.

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