eso ha pasado un 03 Junio

1864 : 7000 dead in an hour


On June 3, 1864, during the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant commits his biggest mistake at Cold Harbor in Virginia.
Grant had decided on a major attack against the army of Confederate General Lee. Because of a delay in the arrival of Union troops, the battle had to be postponed which gave time for the Confederate army to organize itself. Despite this, Grant gave the order to attack and 7,000 Union soldiers were killed in an hour. Grant was forced to withdraw and find other means of attack.

1940 : The Germans bombarded Paris


On June 3, 1940, the Germans bombed the city of Paris, targeting mainly civilian targets to sow terror among the population and disrupt the government. 254 people were killed and among them many children.

1950 : Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal on the summit of Annapurna


On 3 June 1950, French mountaineers Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal reached the summit of Annapurna, Nepal. This was the first mountain over 8000 m to be climbed. The success was reached ​​at the first attempt but the descent was a nightmare for the 2 winners despite the help of the other members of the expedition. At that time, climbs and descents were made completely on foot and needed weeks of hiking and climbing.

1962 : A plane crashed at Orly


On June 3, 1962, a Boeing 707 of Air France crashed on takeoff at Orly. 130 people were killed.

1989 : Death of Ayatollah Khomeini


On June 3, 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini, the architect of the Islamic Revolution which saw the fall of the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in Iran, died. He became the supreme leader of the new Islamic Republic and a highly controversial figure in many countries because of his very virulent statements.

1991 : Katia and Maurice Krafft killed in Japan


On June 3, 1991, volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft and Harry Glicken their American colleague were killed by a pyroclastic flow on the slopes of Mount Unzen in Japan. They were studying the eruption of this volcano in the south which had started for several months and had been under the spotlight of media for several days. 43 people, scientists and journalists, were killed that day.

1998 : Train Crash in Germany


On June 3, 1998, a high-speed train derails in Eschede, north of the city of Hanover in Germany. 101 people are killed and thousands more are injured.

Cita del día : 03 Junio

Ulysses S. Grant
There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.

Cumpleaños : 03 Junio

Jefferson Davis, Político americano (1808)
Louis Faidherbe, General francés (1818)
George V , Rey del Reino Unido (1865)
Otto Loewi, Farmacólogo alemán, Premio Nobel de Fisiología o Medicina (1873)
Josephine Baker, Bailarina americana francés, defensor de los Derechos Civiles y resistente (1906)
Paulette Goddard, Actriz americana (1910)
Alain Resnais, Director de cine francés (1922)
Tony Curtis, Actor americano (1925)
Werner Arber, Microbiólogo suizo, Premio Nobel de Fisiología o Medicina (1929)
Jean Bouise, Actor francés (1929)
Françoise Arnoul, Actriz francesa (1931)
Raúl Castro, Político cubano (1931)
Edward Winter, Actor americano (1937)
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Novelista estadounidense (1939)
Melissa Mathison, Guionista estadounidense (1950)
James Purefoy, Actor inglés (1964)
Anderson Cooper, Periodista francés (1967)
Julie Gayet, Actriz francesa (1972)
Cristiano Marques Gomes, Futbolista brasileño (1977)
Amauri Carvalho de Oliveira, Futbolista brasileño italiano (1980)
Sosene Anesi, Jugador de rugby de Nueva Zelanda (1981)
TomᚠVerner, Patinaje artístico checo (1986)
Rafael Nadal, Jugador de tenis español (1986)
Michelle Keegan, Actriz inglesa (1987)

Nos han dejado un 03 Junio

Georges Bizet, Compositor francés (1875)
Johann Strauss II, Compositor austriaco (1899)
Franz Kafka, Novelista checo (1924)
Eisaku Satō, Político japonés (1975)
Roberto Rossellini, Director de cine italiano (1977)
Rouhollah Khomeini, Líder religioso y político iraní (1989)
Katia Krafft, Vulcanóloga francesa (1991)
Maurice Krafft, Vulcanólogo francés (1991)
Anthony Quinn, Actor americano mexicano (2001)
David Carradine, Actor americano (2009)
Rue McClanahan, Actriz americana (2010)
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