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The Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators. (3. June 350)

The French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy. (3. June 1140)

The Treaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark. (3. June 1326)

Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain. (3. June 1539)

Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec. (3. June 1608)

The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherland. (3. June 1621)

Pope Alexander VII appoints François de Laval vicar apostolic in New France. (3. June 1658)

James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England), defeats the Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft. (3. June 1665)

Jack Jouett begins his midnight ride to warn Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature of an impending raid by Banastre Tarleton. (3. June 1781)

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. (3. June 1839)

American Civil War: Battle of Philippi (also called the Philippi Races) – Union forces rout Confederate troops in Barbour County, Virginia, now West Virginia, in first land battle of the War. (3. June 1861)

A 3000-strong riot occurred at Wardsend Cemetery in the Sheffield, England, against rumours of bodysnatching from the grounds. (3. June 1862)

American Civil War: Battle of Cold Harbor – Union forces attack Confederate troops in Hanover County, Virginia. (3. June 1864)

The Fenians are driven out of Fort Erie, Ontario, into the United States. (3. June 1866)

In the last military engagement fought on Canadian soil, the Cree leader, Big Bear, escapes the North-West Mounted Police. (3. June 1885)

The poem "Casey at the Bat", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner. (3. June 1888)

The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway is completed. (3. June 1889)

The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon. (3. June 1889)

The National Defense Act is signed into law, increasing the size of the United States National Guard by 450,000 men. (3. June 1916)

Lou Gehrig and his teammate Tony Lazzeri hit four home runs in one game, and hit for the natural cycle, respectively. These two feats are both less common than a perfect game, which has occurred twenty-one times in one-hundred and twenty years. (3. June 1932)

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