June 3

1861

Stephen Douglas, U.S. politician, died.

1937

The Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) married Wallis Simpson.

1965

Maj. Edward White became the first U.S. astronaut to walk in space, during the Gemini 4 mission.

1979

The world's worst oil spill occurred when an exploratory oil well, Ixtoc 1, blew out, spilling over 140 million gallons of oil into the Bay of Campeche off the coast of Mexico.

1989

Chinese army troops head to Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations.

1989

Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini died.

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