Today is Sunday, June 3, the 154th day of 2017 with 211 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy during the Civil War, in 1808; automaker Ransom Olds in 1864; British King George V in 1865; British actor Maurice Evans in 1901; jazz dancer/singer Josephine Baker in 1906; actor Paulette Goddard in 1910; actor Ellen Corby in 1911; actor Colleen Dewhurst in 1924; actor Tony Curtis in 1925; country blues singer Jimmy Rogers in 1924; poet Allen Ginsberg in 1926; TV producer Chuck Barris in 1929; author Marion Zimmer Bradley in 1930; author Larry McMurtry in 1936 (age 82); former Cuban President Raul Castro in 1931 (age 87); singer/songwriter Curtis Mayfield in 1942; singer Deniece Williams in 1950 (age 68); actor Scott Valentine in 1958 (age 60); journalist/TV anchor Anderson Cooper in 1967 (age 51); comedic author John Hodgman in 1971 (age 47); actor Jodie Whittaker in 1982 (age 36); tennis player Rafael Nadal in 1986 (age 32); actor Imogen Poots in 1989 (age 29); actor Anne Winters in 1994 (age 24).
On this date in history:
In 1888, the comic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" was published in the Sunday edition of the San Francisco Examiner.
In 1937, the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, married divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson of Baltimore after abdicating the British throne.
In 1940, waves of German bombers raided Paris, killing 48 people, damaging buildings and narrowly missing U.S. Ambassador William C. Bullitt.
In 1965, Gemini IV astronaut Ed White made the first American "walk" in space. White, attached to a 25-foot cord, was outside the spacecraft for 23 minutes. He later said the order to end his spacewalk was the "saddest moment" of his life.
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In 1968, radical feminist author and actor Valerie Solanas shot artist Andy Warhol at his New York City studio The Factory. Warhol survived the shooting after a five-hour operation to repair damage to several internal organs.
In 1989, Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of the Islamic revolution, died 11 days after surgery to stop internal bleeding.
In 1997, French Socialist Party leader Lionel Jospin became prime minister.
In 2004, CIA Director George Tenet resigned.
In 2008, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois clinched the Democratic presidential nomination on the final day of the party's primary season.
In 2009, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch signed legislation allowing same-sex marriage, effective January 2010.
In 2011, Jack Kevorkian, 83, the Michigan physician known as "Dr. Death," died. His advocacy for assisted suicide created havoc for medical ethicists and law agencies.
In 2012, a Dana Air jetliner crashed into a two-story apartment building in a densely populated suburb of Lagos, Nigeria, killing 153 people on the plane and 10 on the ground.
In 2013, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., World War II veteran and oldest member of the Senate, died of viral pneumonia at age 89.
In 2014, Bashar al-Assad, Syria's president, was handed another seven-year term in an election ignored and scorned by the opposition in the war-torn country.
In 2017, a van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people at nearby bars and restaurants, killing seven victims. Police fatally shot the attackers and the Islamic State claimed credit for both attacks.
A thought for the day: In 2006, a fundraising letter for future President Barack Obama said, "What Washington needs is adult supervision."
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