TODAY IN HISTORY
June 3, 2015
On this day,
2003- Chicago Cub Sammy Sosa is ejected from a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays when umpires find cork in his broken bat.
2001- Mel Brooks’ musical comedy “The Producers”, based on his movie, wins a record 12 Tony awards
1999 – Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic caves in to Western demands and accepts an international peace plan for Kosovo after 11 weeks of NATO air strikes.
1990- President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wrap up their summit in Washington.
1989- Ayatollah Khomeini dies.
1982- Elvis’s home, Graceland, opens as a tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee.
1981- Pope John Paul the Second returns to the Vatican just three weeks after an attempt on his life.
1974- Paul McCartney’s band Wings has the top single in the land with “Band on the Run.”
1972- Sally Jan Priesand becomes the first woman ordained as a rabbi in the U-S.
1968- Artist Andy Warhol is shot in his New York film studio by a militant feminist.
1965- Astronaut Edward White becomes the first American to make a space walk during the Gemini Four mission.
1937- The Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward the Eighth, marries American Wallis Warfield in France after abdicating the throne to do so.
1888- The famous ballad “Casey at the Bat” is printed for the first time in the San Francisco Examiner.
1621- The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for the area that will become New York.
1986- Tennis star Rafael Nadal
1967- Journalist Anderson Cooper
1959- Actor Tom Arnold.
1958- Actor Scott Valentine.
1951- Singer Deniece Williams.
1946- Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones is born John Baldwin in Sidcup, England.
1942- R-and-B singer Curtis Mayfield.
1929- Gong Show host Chuck Barris
1926- Poet Allen Ginsberg
1925- Actor Tony Curtis.
1808- Confederate President Jefferson Davis.