Friday, June 3, 2011

This Day in History: June 3

-Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain, 1539

-Josephine Baker, African American dancer, born, 1906

-Franz Kafka, Czech novelist, dies, 1924

-In Los Angeles, CA white U.S. Navy sailors and Marines clash with Latino youths in the Zoot Suit Riots, 1941

-Seven tornadoes hit Grand Island, NE taking 5 lives, 357 single family homes, 33 mobile homes, 85 apartments, and 49 businesses causing $300 million in damages, 1980

-The Chinese government sends troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after a 7-week occupation, 1989

-The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end when Montenegro declares its independence, 2006

-Holiday: Opium Suppression Movement Day (Taiwan)

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