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This Day in History for June 3

1851 – 1st baseball uniforms worn when the NY Knickerbockers wear a uniform of straw hats, white shirts, and blue trousers.

1888 – “Casey at the Bat” published (SF Examiner)

1916 – US National Defense Act establishes Reserve Officers Training Corps.

1932 – MLBs Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive HRs, Yanks beat A’s 20-13.

1939 – “Beer Barrel Polka” hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Will Glahe.

1949 – 1st African American to graduate from US Naval Academy (Wesley Anthony Brown)

1949 – Dragnet is 1st broadcast on radio (KFI in Los Angeles)

1955 – Stan Musial hits his 300th HR.

1964 – Rolling Stones begin 1st US tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee)

1967 – Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” reaches #1.

1977 – US & Cuba talk about diplomatic relations.

1985 – Brewers draft UNC’s B. J. Surhoff #1.

1991 – MLB Draft: East Carteret HS pitcher Brian Taylor first pick of the NY Yankees.

2012 – Tiger Woods claims his 73rd PGA tour victory with a 2 stroke win over Andres Romero & Rory Sabbatini in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village GC; equals Jack Nicklaus’s record.

2013 – US extends sanctions against Iran through its automotive industry and currency.

2014 – President Obama announces his plan for a $1 billion fund to increase deployment of US troops to Europe.

2017 – The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum opens in Springfield, Massachusetts.

2018 – Golden State guard Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen’s NBA Finals record for most 3-pointers with 9 in the Warriors 122-103 Game 2 over Cleveland Cavaliers.

2019 – Jay-Z named the world’s first billionaire rapper by Forbes magazine.

2019 – US federal government departments and Congress begin anti-trust investigations into large tech companies including Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon.

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