June 3: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1539, Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain.
- In 1800, John Adams moved to Washington DC becoming the first President to live in the capital of the United States.
- In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signs the National Defense Act, expanding the National Guard.
- In 1932, Lou Gehrig batted four consecutive home runs, setting a major-league baseball record.
- In 1965, Major Edward H. White II (Gemini 4 ) becomes the first American astronaut to walk in space.
- 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)
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