On This Day In History, 3 June


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World Events Today

  • Trains in Great Britain re-branded third class to second class today in 1956, it is now called standard class
  • The union of Serbia and Montenegro came to an end today in 2006 when Montenegro confirmed its formal declaration of independence, Serbia declared independence 2 days later
  • Valerie Jean Solanas attempted to murder Andy Warhol today in 1968, she pleaded guilty to “reckless assault with intent to harm” and served a 3-year prison sentence

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Pakistan cricket player and later Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, made his test debut today in 1971, against England at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground
  • The fantasy comedy movie Big, starring Tom Hanks and the “big” piano scene, was released today in 1988
  • The American drama television series Six Feet Under, starring Michael C. Hall, Peter Krause, and Frances Conroy, aired for the first time today in 2001 on the HBO network

Family Events Today

  • The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, one of the greatest players of all time, was born today in 1986 in Mallorca
  • Manuel Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca, better known as the legendary Mexican actor Anthony Quinn, died today in 2001 aged 86
  • Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest boxers of all time, who was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., died today in 2016 aged 74

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Egg Day

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