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This Day in History – June 3, 2011

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1539 Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain 1621 Dutch West India Company receives charter for “New Netherlands” 1781 Jack Jouett rides to warn Jefferson of British attack 1851 1st baseball uniforms worn. Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt & blue long trousers 1884 John Lynch (R-MS) chosen 1st black major-party national convention chair 1888 “Casey at the Bat” published (SF Examiner) 1916 ROTC established by Act of Congress 1918 Supreme Court rules child labor laws unconstitutional 1921 A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado 1929 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light) 1948 200″ (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory 1948 Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore 1957 Howard Cosell’s 1st TV show 1959 1st US Air Force Academy graduation 1976 Queen’s Bhoemian Rhapsody goes gold 1976 US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta 1981 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after attempt on life 1988 Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony 1989 Troops in China shoot & kill 100s of students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing 1991 Mount Unzen erupts in Japan. Worst eruption in Japanese history]]]]> ]]>

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