32 fun facts for June, 3

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 3rd is a day filled with history and celebration, from National Egg Day in the United States to notable birthdays and significant historical events. Celebrate astronauts, jazz musicians, and even the first American steam locomotive as they all have roots in this special day.
32 Fun facts
  1. Happy National Egg Day in the United States! Egg lovers across the country celebrate this day by enjoying eggs in various ways, from scrambled to sunny-side up.
  2. On June 3, 1800, President John Adams took up residence in Washington, D.C. He became the first president to live in the U.S. capital, although the White House was not yet complete.
  3. Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian military leader and nationalist, was born on June 3, 1807. He played a significant role in Italian unification and the creation of the Kingdom of Italy.
  4. On June 3, 1937, the Duke of Windsor (formerly King Edward VIII) married American divorcee Wallis Simpson in France after abdicating the throne to marry her.
  5. Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera was born on June 3, 1948, in Cuba. He became a successful musician in both jazz and classical genres.
  6. On June 3, 1965, astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space. White "walked" for 23 minutes during the Gemini IV mission, propelling himself with a handheld device called the "zip gun."
  7. On June 3, 1969, the last Beatles performance took place on a rooftop in London. The impromptu concert was filmed for the documentary "Let It Be."
  8. Notable fashion designer Rafael Cennamo was born on June 3, 1980, in Venezuela. His elegant creations are often seen on red carpets and in luxury boutiques worldwide.
  9. On June 3, 2003, the Spirit rover launched towards Mars. The rover was one of two NASA Mars rovers that landed in January 2004 to study the Martian surface for 90 days.
  10. Nigerian singer-songwriter, Yemi Alade was born on June 3, 1989. She is known for her Afrobeat style and gained prominence after winning the 2009 Peak Talent Show.
  11. On June 3, 1932, Lou Gehrig became the first baseball player to hit four consecutive home runs in a single game for the New York Yankees.
  12. Josephine Baker Day: St. Louis, Missouri, declared June 3 as Josephine Baker Day in honor of the singer, dancer, and actress who became a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
  13. On June 3, 1989, Iran's spiritual and political leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, died. He was a key figure during the Iranian Revolution in 1979, which replaced Iran's monarchy with an Islamic Republic.
  14. Acclaimed actress of stage and screen, Ellen Corby was born on June 3, 1911. She is best known for her role as Grandma Esther Walton on the television series, "The Waltons."
  15. On June 3, 2014, the video game WildStar was released. The massively multiplayer online role-playing game was developed by Carbine Studios and published by NCSOFT.
  16. On June 3, 1992, the pop music group ABBA issued a compilation album called "ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits." It went on to become one of the best-selling albums in the world.
  17. Feast of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions: June 3 marks the feast day of these Ugandan martyrs who were burned to death for their Christian faith in 1886.
  18. On June 3, 1984, the world-famous comic strip, "Garfield", became the first comic to appear on a postage stamp.
  19. Celebrate World Bicycle Day! June 3 is observed by the United Nations to raise awareness of the benefits of cycling for health, well-being, and the environment.
  20. On June 3, 1839, American inventor Peter Cooper received a patent for his design of a steam locomotive known as "Tom Thumb." It became the first locomotive built in the United States.
  21. On June 3, 1949, Dr. Wesley A. Clark invented the first point-contact transistor, an early type of semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power.
  22. On June 3, 2011, the action-adventure film "X-Men: First Class" was released. The film was the fifth film in the X-Men movie series and explored the origins of the X-Men and their enemies.
  23. The Republic of Belarus celebrates its National Day of Independence on June 3. This day marks the liberation of the country from Nazi Germany in 1944.
  24. On June 3, 1991, the movie "Soapdish," a comedy about the behind-the-scenes antics at a fictional soap opera, premiered in theaters. The film featured an all-star cast, including Sally Field, Kevin Kline, and Robert Downey Jr.
  25. On June 3, 1934, artist and sculptor Joan Miró declared he would never paint again. He later changed his mind and continued to create art until his death in 1983.
  26. On June 3, 1946, a Bikini swimsuit was worn for the first time during a fashion show in Paris. The bikini was invented by French engineer Louis Réard and is named after the Bikini Atoll, where atomic bomb testing occurred.
  27. On June 3, 1844, the last known pair of great auks was killed. These flightless birds were hunted to extinction for their meat and feathers.
  28. June 3 is the anniversary of the deadliest day in the history of the Indianapolis 500 race. On that day in 1973, three participants lost their lives, and several others were injured.
  29. Singer and songwriter Dan Hill, best known for his 1977 hit song "Sometimes When We Touch," was born on June 3, 1954, in Toronto, Canada.
  30. On June 3, 1899, the first public demonstration of color photography took place in Paris. French physicist and inventor Gabriel Lippmann demonstrated his method of producing color photos by utilizing the phenomenon of light-wave interference.
  31. On June 3, 1963, Pope John XXIII passed away from stomach cancer. His papacy lasted from 1958 to 1963, and he was known for his efforts to modernize the Catholic Church.
  32. June 3 is Mabo Day in Australia, commemorating Eddie Mabo and his successful land rights case for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the High Court of Australia in 1992.