What Happened On This Day – June 3
2013 The trial against whistleblower Bradley Manning begins
The American soldier, a trans woman now called Chelsea Manning, was responsible for leaking classified videos documenting U.S. war atrocities during the Iraq War. She was sentenced to 35 years confinement.
1998 101 people die in the Eschede train disaster
Traveling at 200 km/h (120 mph), a high-speed ICE train derailed and crashed into a bridge. The accident was caused by a fatigue crack in one of the train's wheels. It was the deadliest high-speed train disaster in history.
1982 The Israeli ambassador to the U.K. is shot
Shlomo Argov survived the assassination attempt by a Palestinian terrorist group, but he was permanently paralyzed. The event triggered the 1982 Lebanon War.
1973 The world's first supersonic airliner crashes
The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144, sometimes referred to as Concordski, disintegrated in mid-air during the 1973 Paris Air Show. 14 people died.
1492 Martin Behaim presents the world's first globe
The German geographer called his terrestrial globe Erdapfel, or Earth Apple. It is kept in a darkened room at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, Germany.
Births On This Day – June 3
1986 Rafael Nadal
Spanish tennis player
1931 Raúl Castro
Cuban politician, 17th Prime Minister of Cuba
1926 Allen Ginsberg
1808 Jefferson Davis
American colonel, politician, President of the Confederate States of America
1770 Manuel Belgrano
Argentinian economist, lawyer, politician
Deaths On This Day – June 3
2016 Muhammad Ali
2001 Anthony Quinn
Mexican/American actor, producer
1989 Ruhollah Khomeini
Iranian religious leader, politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran
1924 Franz Kafka
1875 Georges Bizet