1761 - Henry Scrapnel English inventor (shrapnel shell)
1808 - Jefferson Davis, Politician
1865 - George V king of England (1910-36)
1901 - Maurice Evans, Dorchester England, actor (Maurice-Bewitched)
1904 - Jan Peerce, [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], NYC, tenor (NY Met Opera)
1905 - Martin Gottfried Weiss, German, commandant of Dachau concentration camp (d. 1946, by execution)
1906 - Josephine Baker, dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere)
1906 - Robert Brown Black, British diplomat/gov (Hong Kong)
1908 - Eddie Acuff, actor (Guns of the Pecos, Phantom Creeps, Outer Gate)
1911 - Ellen Corby, Racine Wisc, actress (Grandma Walton-Waltons)
1911 - Paulette Goddard, [Marion Levy], Switz, actress (Great Dictator)
1917 - Leo Gorcey, American actor (d. 1969)
1918 - Lili St. Cyr, American ecdysiast (d. 1999)
1925 - Tony Curtis, [Bernard Schwartz], Bronx, NY, actor (Some Like It Hot)
1926 - Allen Ginsberg, Newark, New Jersey, American beat poet (Howl)
1926 - Colleen Dewhurst, Montreal Canada, actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey)
1927 - Boots Randolph, Paducah KY, saxophonist (Yakety Sax)
1929 - Chuck Barris, Phila, TV game show producer/host (Gong Show) [or 6/2]
1930 - Marion [Eleanor] Zimmer Bradley [Breen], sci-fi author (Storm Queen)
1930 - Dakota Staton, American jazz singer (d. 2007)
1931 - Raúl Castro, Cuban statesman
1942 - Curtis Mayfield, Chicago, rock vocalist (Freddie's Dead, Superfly)
1944 - Michael Clarke, NYC, rock drummer (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!)
1946 - Ian Hunter, England, rocker (Mott the Hoople-All the Young Dudes)
1947 - Mickey Finn, British guitarist and percussionist (T. Rex) (d. 2003)
1948 - Too Slim - bassist of Riders in the Sky is 64
1950 - Suzi Quatro[cchio], Detroit, singer (Stumblin')/actress (Happy Days)
1951 - Christopher Cross Texas, singer (Sailing)"
1951 - Deniece Williams singer (Love Wouldn't Let Me Wait)
1952 - Billy Powell, keyboards (Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell, Freebird)
1954 - Dan Hill, rocker (Sometimes When We Touch)
1959 - Tom Arnold, former husband of Rosanne Barr/actor (True Lies, Stupids)
1964 - James Purefoy, British actor
1967 - Anderson Cooper, TV Show Host
0350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor,
entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators.
1098 - Christian Crusaders seize Antioch, Turkey
1539 - DeSoto claims Florida for Spain
1608 - Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec.
1621 - The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherlands, better known as New York
1789 - Alexander Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)
1851 - The first baseball uniforms worn. Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt & blue long trousers
1885 - Last military engagement fought on Canadian soil: Cree leader Big Bear escapes the North West Mounted Police.
1888 - The poem ""Casey at the Bat"", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner.
1889 - The Canadian Pacific Railway is completed from coast to coast.
1934 - Dr Frederick Banting co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted
1935 - One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia,
beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.
1937 - The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, marries Wallis Warfield Simpson.
1940 - World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Paris.
1948 - Sue-On Choy is born in Southern China
1948 - Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore
1948 - The 200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory
1950 - Sue-On's mom manages to smuggle the toddler out of China to Hong Kong with a neighbour's family
1953 - Billy Joe McAllister jumps off the Tallahatchie Bridge, according to the
1967 hit song Ode to Billy Joe by Bobbie Gentry, and the movie which followed.
1964 - Ringo Starr collapses from tonsilitis and pharyngitis
1964 - Rolling Stones begin first US tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee)
1975 - Ozzie Nelson actor (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet), dies at 69"
1976 - US presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta
1977 - Reggae stars Bob Marley and the Wailers release the classic album Exodus,
which would be named Time magazine's ""Album of the Century"" in 1999.
1989 - The government of China sends troops to force protesters
out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.
2002 - Two Bank Holidays declared in UK (Jun 3 & 4) to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee
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