Today in History for 3rd June 2019

Historical Events

1326 – Treaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark
1907 – Centro Escolar University is established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines
1940 – Last British and French troops evacuated from Dunkirk
1946 – International Military Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals
1956 – 3rd class travel on British Railways ends
1959 – Singapore adopts constitution

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Famous Birthdays

1770 – Manuel Belgrano, Argentine politician and military leader who took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and created the Flag of Argentina, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1820)
1898 – Rosa Chacel, spanish novelist
1911 – Olaf Okern, Norwegian Nordic skier (Olympic-medal-1948)
1929 – Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
1935 – Ted Curson [Theodore], Jazz Trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
1970 – Julie Masse, French Canadian singer

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Famous Deaths

1861 – Stephen A. Douglas, American politician, US senator from Illinois (Lincoln-Douglas debates), dies at 48
1888 – Cark Reidel, German composer, dies at 60
1912 – Julius A. De Lagnel, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 84
1966 – Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65
1995 – Jean-Patrick Manchette, French thriller writer (3 to Kill, The Prone Gunman), dies at 52
1997 – Dennis James, American television personality (b. 1917)

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