Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/June 3

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This is a list of selected June 3 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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350Roman usurper Nepotianus of the Constantinian dynasty proclaimed himself Roman Emperor, entering Rome with a group of gladiators. too short
1621 – The Dutch West India Company received a charter for a trade monopoly in the West Indies by the Dutch Republic. unreferenced section
1770Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, a historic Catholic mission church in present-day Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, and the site of the first Christian confirmation in Alta California, was established. unreferenced section
1839Qing Chinese government official Lin Zexu ordered the destruction of nearly 1.2 million kg (2.6 million lbs) of opium in Humen, precipitating the First Opium War. refimprove sections
1888 – American writer Ernest Thayer's baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" was first published in the San Francisco Examiner. refimprove section
1941World War II: In reprisal for the participation of the local population in the Battle of Crete, the Wehrmacht destroyed the village of Kandanos and killed about 180 of its inhabitants. unreferenced section
1942World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy launched two aircraft carrier raids on the United States Army barracks and the U.S. Navy base at Dutch Harbor, Alaska. refimprove section
1962Air France's Chateau de Sully crashed while attempting to depart Paris-Orly Airport, killing 130 out of 132 passengers and crew members. refimprove section
1984 – The Indian Army began Operation Blue Star to remove Sikh separatists from the Golden Temple based on accusations they were stockpiling weapons there. refimprove section
1992 – The High Court of Australia delivered its decision in the landmark case Mabo v Queensland, recognising the land rights of the Aborigines. more footnotes
1998 – An InterCityExpress high-speed train derailed near Eschede, Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths and 100 injuries. multiple issues
2006Montenegro declared its independence, ending the union of Serbia and Montenegro. refimprove sections



June 3: Feast of Corpus Christi (Western Christianity, 2021); Anniversary of Khomeini's Death in Iran (1989); Martyrs Day in Uganda

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