Events on Jun 3

  • 1098After 5-month siege in 1st Crusade, the Crusaders seize Antioch Turkey
  • 1357Peace of Aat
  • 1509Henry VIII married wife No 1, Catherine of Aragon
  • 1539Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain
  • 1540Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so
  • 1621Dutch West India Company receives charter for "New Netherlands" (NY)
  • 1621WIC, West Indian Co, under Heeren XIX, founded
  • 1665Duke of York defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft
  • 1748Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service
  • 1752Moscow houses and churchs destroyed by fire
  • 1770Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in California
  • 1781Jack Jouett rides to warn Jefferson of British attack
  • 1789Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)
  • 1818Maratha Wars between British and Maratha Confederacy in India ends
  • 18334th national black convention meets (Philadelphia)
  • 18511st baseball uniforms worn, New York Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt and blue long trousers
  • 1856Cullen Whipple patents screw machine
  • 1860Comanche, Iowa completely destroyed by 1 of a series of tornadoes
  • 18611st Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, West Virginia
  • 1864Gen Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor
  • 1871Jesse James and his gang robs Obocock Bank (Corydon Iowa), of $15,000
  • 1875Alexander Graham Bell makes 1st voice transmission
  • 1876Lacrosse introduced in Britain and Canada
  • 1884John Lynch (R-MS) chosen 1st black major-party National convention chair
  • 188624 Christians burn to death in Namgongo Uganda
  • 1888"Casey at the Bat" published (SF Examiner)
  • 1906Belgian King Leopold II calls Congo his private possession
  • 1911"Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" hits #1
  • 1913Dutch 1st Chamber accepts Health laws
  • 1916National Defense Act establishes ROTC

Born on Jun 3

  • 1610Jacob Neefs: Flemish engraver / publisher, baptised
  • 1657Manuel de Egues: Composer
  • 1685Cornelis Hop: Amsterdam regent / diplomat
  • 1726James Hutton: Edinburgh, Scotland -- Geologist
  • 1738Johann Christoph Oley: Composer
  • 1746James Hook: Composer
  • 1750Frederic Thieme: Composer
  • 1761Henry Scrapnel: English inventor (shrapnel shell)
  • 1770Manuel Belgrano: Argentina
  • 1771Sydney Smith: Woodford Essex, United Kingdom -- Preacher / Reformer / author
  • 1773Caspar G C Reinwardt: German / Dutch biologist
  • 1773Michael Gottard Fischer: Composer
  • 1780William Hone: England, United Kingdom -- Author / bookseller (Every-Day Book)
  • 1782Charles Waterton: Eccentric naturalist / pioneer
  • 1801Frantisek Jan Skroup: Composer
  • 1804Richard Cobden: West, Sussex -- Founder (Anti-Corn-Law League)
  • 1812Pieter Mijer: Dutch Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1866-72)
  • 1815Martin Edward Green: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
  • 1819Johann Barthold Jongkind: Lattrop, Netherlands -- Dut / Fr painter (Winter Scenes)
  • 1819Thomas Ball: United States -- Sculptor / painter / singer
  • 1824Charles Kinnaird Graham: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1828Jean Alexander Ferdinand Poise: Composer
  • 1828Jose Inzenga y Castellanos: Composer
  • 1829Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback: Composer
  • 1831Otho French Strahl: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 1832Alexander Charles Lecocq: Composer
  • 1839Paul Lindau: German playwright / critic (Der Herr im Hause)
  • 1840Eugeen van Oye: Flemish writer / poet (Morning Twilight)
  • 1841Eduardo Caudella: Composer
  • 1843Frederik VIII CWK: King of Denmark (1906-12)

Died on Jun 3

  • 0545Chlotilde: Wife of French King Clovis / saint, dies at about 70
  • 1107Kilidj Arslan I: Seldjoeken Sultan, dies in battle
  • 1594Michel Renichon: Priest, executed
  • 1661Gottfried Scheidt: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1679Jean-Francius Miller: Painter, buried
  • 1688Maximilian H of Bayern: Prince-bishop of Luik, dies at 66
  • 1732Pieter Vuyst: Dutch Governor-General of Ceylon, executed
  • 1764Hans A Brorson: Danish Poet / Bishop of Ribe, dies at 69
  • 1804Jean-Engelbert Pauwels: Composer, dies at 35
  • 1809John "Christmas" Beckwith: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1849Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1858Julius Reubke: Composer, dies at 24
  • 1861Stephen A Douglas: "Little Giant", senator (Lincoln Debates)
  • 1864James P McMahon: US Union Colonel (164th NY), dies in battle
  • 1864Peter A Porter: US Union Colonel (8th NY), dies in battle
  • 1872Heinrich Esser: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1877Frank Pocock: British explorer, drowned in the Congo
  • 1881Japanese giant salamander: Dies in Dutch zoo at 55 as the oldest amphibian
  • 1888Cark Reidel: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1890Henryk Oskar Kolberg: Composer, dies at 76
  • 1898Nikolai Afanisev: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1898Samuel Plimsoll: English MP ( Folkestone), dies at 74
  • 1913Josef Richard Rozkosny: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1924Franz Kafka: Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40
  • 1933William Muldoon: Belfast NY, boxing commissioner, dies at 88
  • 1943Folkert E Posthuma: Minister of Agriculture
  • 1946Michail I Kalinin: President (Supreme Soviet), dies at 60
  • 1949Amedos Peter Giannine: Founder of Bank of America dies at 79
  • 1959Ole Windingstad: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1963John XXIII [Angelo G Roncalli]: Pope (1958-63), dies at 81

Historical events on June 4

  • 1070Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
  • 1133Rome-Innocentius II crowns Lotharius III Roman-German Emperor
  • 1391Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds and sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery
  • 1487Lord Lovell and John de la Poles army land at Furness Lancashire
  • 1632Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Venlo
  • 1647British army seizes King Charles I as a prisoner
  • 1664Viceroy Willem Frederik conquerors Dijlerschans
  • 1666Battle at Duinkerk: English vs. Dutch fleet
  • 1741Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg
  • 1745Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons
  • 1756Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
  • 1783Montgolfier brothers launch 1st hot-air balloon (unmanned)
  • 1784Mme Thible becomes 1st woman to fly (in a balloon)
  • 1789US constitution goes into effect
  • 1792Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain
  • 1794Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers
  • 1800White House completed and President and Mrs John Adams move in
  • 1805Tripoli forced to conclude peace with US after war over tribute
  • 1812Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"
  • 1825Unseasonable hurricane hits New York City
  • 1831National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium
  • 18323rd national black convention meets (Philadelphia)
  • 1845Mexican-US war starts
  • 1850Empire Engine Company No 1 organized
  • 1850Self deodorizing fertilizer patented in England
  • 1862Confederates evacuate Ft Pillow, Tennessee
  • 1868Van Bosse / Fock government begins
  • 18731st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrives in Suriname
  • 1875Pacific Stock Exchange opens
  • 1878Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes

Born on June 4

  • 1694Francois Quesnay: French personal Physician of Louis XIV
  • 1697Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi]: German rabbi
  • 1700Theodoor Verhaegen: Flemish sculptor
  • 1751John Scott: 1st Earl of Eldon
  • 1770James Hewitt: Composer
  • 1801James Pennethorne: Architect
  • 1803Gabriel James Rains: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1881
  • 1815Paul Jones Semmes: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
  • 1816Phillipe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand: Bvt Major General (Union)
  • 1828Alexander William Campbell: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1833Garnet Joseph: 1st viscount Wolseley soldier
  • 1838Servaas Daems [Peeter Klein]: Flemish writer (Lute & Flute)
  • 1846Josef Sittard: Music writer
  • 1863Edmond R H Regout: Dutch industrialist / politician
  • 1864Nassau William Senior: British economist
  • 1867Carl Gustaf Baron Mannerheim: General / President of Finland (1944-46)
  • 1869Boudouin LPMCAJL: Prince of Belgium / Count of Vlaanderen
  • 1877Heinrich Wieland: German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927)
  • 1878Frank N D Buchman: US theologist (Moral Rearmament)
  • 1879Theodor Haecker: German cultural philosopher
  • 1881Clara Blandick: Actress (Huckleberry Finn, Romance, Tom Sawyer)
  • 1882Karl Valentin: German comic / writer
  • 1891Erno Rapee: Composer
  • 1893Armand Calinescu: Premier of Romania
  • 1893Daan Boens: Flemish poet (Man who sold his Wife)
  • 1894Blanch Knopf: Publishing CEO (Knopf)
  • 1895Dino Conte Grandi: Italy -- Delegate to league of nations (1925-32)
  • 1899Leo Spies: Composer
  • 1902Richard Allen: India -- Field hockey goal tender (1928 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 1906Richard Whorf: Actor / director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame)

Died on June 4

  • 1039Conrad II the Salian: King / Emperor of Germany (1024 / 27-39), dies at 49
  • 1267Hendrik of Vianden: Bishop of Utrecht (1252-67)
  • 1316Louis X: King of France (1314-16), dies at 26
  • 1463Flavio Biondi: Italian writer (Rome instaurata), dies at about 65
  • 1558Maximilian of Burgundy: Leader of Holland / Admiral, dies at 43
  • 1585Marc-Antoine de Muret: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1608Francesco Caracciolo: Italian religious founder / saint, dies at 44
  • 1663William Juxon: Archbishop of Canterbury (1660-63)
  • 1674John Lievensz: Painter / etcher / wood carver, dies at 66
  • 1792John Burgoyne: Soldier / playwright
  • 1793Jan Ekels de Young: Dutch painter, dies at 34
  • 1798Giovanni Jacopo Casanova: Ital adventurer / spy / librarian, dies at 73
  • 1809Nicolai Arbraham Abildgaard: Danish Painter / architect, dies at 65
  • 1818John van Well: Choreographer / mime (Pierrot), dies at 44
  • 1826Karl Maria FE von Weber: German Composer (Oberon), dies at 39
  • 1850Willem F Mauritius HK: Prince of Orange, dies at 74
  • 1872Johan R Thorbecke: Literature / Liberal Premier
  • 1872Stanislaw Moniuszko: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1880Eugen Adam: Painter
  • 1905Carl Albert Loeschhorn: Composer, dies at 85
  • 1907Agathe Grondahl: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1913Emily Wilding Davidson: Suffragette, trampled to death by a horse
  • 1915William Charles Denis Browne: Composer, dies at 26
  • 1916Mildred J Hill: Composer / musician (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 56
  • 1922William Halse Rivers: British psychologist / anthropologist
  • 1925Gheorghe Dima: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1925Pierre Louys [PF Louis]: French writer (Aphrodite)
  • 1926Eugeen of Oye: Flemish writer / Poet (Sparks & Radiates)
  • 1931Ibn Ali Hussein: King of Hejaz
  • 1941Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern: Emperor (Germany, 1888-1918)