This Day in History For June 3
1888 – Baseball poem “Casey at the Bat” 1st published by the San Francisco Examiner.
1916 – US National Defense Act establishes Reserve Officers Training Corps.
1921 – A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado.
1939 – “Beer Barrel Polka” by Will Glahé hits #1 on the pop singles chart.
1946 – The bikini bathing suit displayed in Paris.
1949 – 1st African American to graduate from US Naval Academy (Wesley Anthony Brown)
1955 – Stan Musial hits his 300th HR.
1961 – American President JFK & Soviet Premier Khrushchev meet in Vienna.
1965 – Gemini 4 launched: 2nd US 2-man flight (McDivitt & White); mission included 1st US spacewalk.
1967 – Aretha Franklin’s cover of the Otis Redding song “Respect” reaches #1.
1972 – “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen hits #9.
1982 – 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis.
1991 – MLB Draft: East Carteret High School pitcher Brien Taylor first pick by New York Yankees.
1992 – Joan Lunden ordered to pay her ex-husband $18,000 a month support.
2001 – Iraq announces that it will halt crude oil exports in response to the UN’s resolution that extends the oil-for-food program for only 1 month, instead of the normal 6-month period.
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.
2019 – US federal government departments and Congress begin anti-trust investigations into large tech companies including Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon.
2020 – Three former police officers charged in connection with death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Derek Chauvin’s charge upgraded to second degree murder.