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This Day in History: June 3

June 3: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1539, Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain.
  2. In 1800, John Adams moved to Washington DC becoming the first President to live in the capital of the United States.
  3. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signs the National Defense Act, expanding the National Guard.
  4. In 1932, Lou Gehrig batted four consecutive home runs, setting a major-league baseball record.
  5. In 1965, Major Edward H. White II (Gemini 4 ) becomes the first American astronaut to walk in space.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Jefferson Davis, President of Confederate States; Charles R. Drew, American physician, blood plasma;Hale Irwin (golf champion); Josephine Baker (dancer/singer); Carl Everett (baseball player)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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