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Historical Events on June 3

  • Philippikos Bardanes


    The Byzantine emperor Philippicus is blinded, deposed and sent into exile by conspirators of the Opsikion army in Thrace. He is succeeded by Anastasios II, who begins the reorganization of the Byzantine army.

  • First Opium War


    In Humen, China, Lin Tse-hsü destroys 1.2 million kg of opium confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a casus belli to open hostilities, resulting in the First Opium War.

  • Battle of Philippi (West Virginia)


    American Civil War: Battle of Philippi (also called the Philippi Races): Union forces rout Confederate troops in Barbour County, Virginia, now West Virginia.

  • Vancouver, British Columbia


    One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa.

  • Luftwaffe


    World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Paris.

  • Battle of Dutch Harbor


    World War II: Japan begins the Aleutian Islands Campaign by bombing Unalaska Island.

  • Zoot Suit Riots


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

  • Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II


    The pageant for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II takes place on the River Thames.

  • Chelsea Manning


    The trial of United States Army private Chelsea Manning for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks begins in Fort Meade, Maryland.