June 3rd -155th Day of the Year
Christian Crusaders of the First Crusade seize Antioch, Turkey.
Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain.
Union troops defeat Confederate forces at Philippi, in western Virginia
Some 7,000 Union troops are killed within 30 minutes during the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia.
The classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat," written by Ernest L. Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner.
President Woodrow Wilson signs into law the National Defense Act, which expanded the size and scope of the National Guard—the network of states’ militias that had been developing steadily since colonial times—and guaranteed its status as the nation’s permanent reserve force.
The Finnish Parliament ratifies a treaty with Germany.
In Italy, dictator Benito Mussolini grants women the right to vote.
Manchurian warlord Zhang Zuolin dies as a result of a bomb blast set off by the Japanese.
In France, the duke of Windsor—formerly King Edward VIII of Great Britain and Northern Ireland—marries Wallis Warfield, a divorced American socialite for whom he abdicated the British throne in December 1936.
The German Third Reich votes to confiscate so-called "degenerate art."
The German Luftwaffe hits Paris with 1,100 bombs.
Japanese carrier-based planes strafe Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands as a diversion of the attack on Midway Island.
A rebellion by North Korean prisoners in the Koje prison camp in South Korea is put down by American troops.
Astronaut Edward White becomes the first American to walk in space when he exits the Gemini 4 space capsule.
74 American sailors die when the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans was cut in two by an Australian aircraft carrier in the South China Sea.
Charles Colson, an aide to President Richard Nixon, pleads guilty to obstruction of justice.
The Chinese government begins its crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Hundreds are killed and thousands are arrested.
Joran van der Sloot, a longtime suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba, is arrested in Chile in connection with the slaying of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, in Lima, Peru.
During one horrific 8-minute period, eight people were killed as a band of terrorists drove a van through a pedestrian walkway on the London Bridge. The men then exited, armed with pink steak knives, and proceeded to slash and stab people in a nearby market.
The Shelby County Historical Society would like to thank the following area businesses for their support:
KNOD, Harlan Newspaper, Hy-Vee, Milk & Honey, Farm Table Delivery, Nelson Farm Supply, Shelby County Physical Therapy, Shelby County State Bank, State Farm-EJ Leinen, Town & Country Credit Union, Ouren Real Estate, and ThinkSpace IT.
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