JUNE 3 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1889 – The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway was completed on the 3rd June 1889.

1889 – The 1st long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States was completed on the 3rd June 1889, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.

1910Major Sir Wilfred Thesiger (CBE/DSO/FRAS/FRGS) aka Mubarak bin London (Arabic for “the blessed one from London”) the British explorer and travel writer was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the 3rd June 1910 (died 24th August 2003 aged 93).

1939 – Ian Hunter the English singer-songwriter and guitarist  from Mott the Hoople was born on the 3rd June 1939.

1950 – The 1st successful ascent of the Eight-thousander summit of Annapurna was reached on the 3rd June 1950, by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal.

1950 – Suzi Quatro the American-English singer-songwriter and bass player was born on the 3rd June 1950.

1965 – The launch of Gemini 4 was on the 3rd June 1965, becoming the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew. Ed White, a crew member, performed the 1st American spacewalk.

1968 – Valerie Solanas the author of SCUM Manifesto attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol on the 3rd June 1968, by shooting him 3 times.

1974 – Kelly Jones the Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist from Stereophonics was born on the 3rd June 1974. Stereophonics “Dakota” 2005… 

1992 – Aboriginal Land Rights were granted in Australia on the 3rd June 1992, in Mabo v Queensland (No 2), a case brought by Eddie Mabo.

Today in History for June 3rd ~ video presented by the Associated Press

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