Holidays Calendar for June 3, 2016

Uganda annually observes Martyrs' Day on June 3. This is a public holiday in Uganda, that is why everyone has an opportunity to make pilgrimage to Namugongo, Holy Land of Uganda.

Islanders of the Bahamas traditionally observe Labor Day on the first Friday in June. This public holiday celebrates the achievements of workers and their contribution to development of nation and society.


World Clubfoot Day is an annual awareness day observed in June 3. It was established by the Ponseti International Association, a global organization dedicated to training and educating healthcare providers on the treatment for congenital talipes equinovarus, commonly known as clubfoot.

June 3 is Mabo Day in Australia. This day commemorates a Torres Strait Islander Eddie Koiki Mabo and his campaign for land rights.

June 3 is Opium Suppression Movement Day in Taiwan. The holiday commemorates burning of opium in the First Opium War. This holiday is observed in every city of Taiwan, but it's not an official day-off.

National Doughnut Day, also spelled as National Donut Day, is an informal American holiday celebrated on the first Friday in June. It was created by the Salvation Army in 1938.


Which came first: the chicken or the egg? We're not going to look for the answer to this hard question. Instead of this we celebrate National Egg Day, that falls on June 3.


This Day in History

  • 2016 Died: Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr), American professional boxer, widely regarded as one of the greatest and most significant sporting figures in history.
  • 2013 The trial of US Army private Chelsea (then Bradley) Manning began. Manning was charged with leaking classified material to WikiLeaks.
  • 2006 The union of Serbia and Montenegro officially ceased to exist following formal recognition of the independence of the Republic Montenegro.
  • 1990 Died: Robert Noyce, American engineer and entrepreneur who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968.
  • 1986 Born: Rafael Nadal, Spanish professional tennis player widely regarded as the finest clay court player in history. His nickname is "The King of Clay".
  • 1982 Shlomo Argov, the Israeli ambassador to the UK, was shot in the head. He survived, but spent three months in a coma and was permanently paralyzed.
  • 1982 Born: Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter. Isinbayeva is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a three-time World Champion (as of 2015).
  • 1977 Died: Archibald Hill, English physiologist who was awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, sharing it with Otto Fritz Meyerhof.
  • 1977 Died: Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for his Neorealistic Trilogy (Rome, Open City; Paisan; Germany, Year Zero).
  • 1973 The Soviet aircraft Tupolev Tu-144 crashed at the Paris Air Show, killing eight people. It was first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft.
  • 1967 Born: Anderson Cooper, American broadcast journalist (Anderson Cooper 360°), author, talk show host (Anderson Live), and game show host.
  • 1965 NASA astronaut Edward Higgins White became the first American to make a spacewalk. He floated outside the Gemini 4 spacecraft for about 20 minutes.
  • 1964 Died: Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer who was awarded the 1939 Nobel Prize in Literature for his deep understanding of his country's peasantry.
  • 1963 Died: Nâzım Hikmet, Turkish playwright, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and director. Due to his political beliefs, he spent most of his life in prison or exile.
  • 1962 Air France Flight 007 crashed while attempting to depart from Orly Airport, Paris, France. 130 of 132 people on board were killed in the crash.
  • 1950 French mountaineers Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal reached the summit of Annapurna I in Nepal. It was the first successful ascent of an eight-thousander.
  • 1950 Born: Suzi Quatro, British-based American singer-songwriter, bass guitar and keyboard player, record producer, actress, and radio presenter.
  • 1931 Born: Raúl Castro, Cuban revolutionary and politician, 18th President of Cuba (assumed office in 2008). He is Fidel Castro's younger brother.
  • 1926 Born: Allen Ginsberg, American poet, one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation and the counterculture. His best known work is Howl.
  • 1925 Born: Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz), American film actor whose prolific career spanned more than six decades. He acted in more than 100 film roles.
  • 1924 Died: Franz Kafka, German-language novelist and short story writer. His best known works include The Metamorphosis, The Trial and The Castle.
  • 1910 Born: Paulette Goddard, American actress of stage and screen. Her husbands included Charlie Chaplin, Burgess Meredith and Erich Maria Remarque.
  • 1906 Born: Josephine Baker, American-French dancer, singer, actress and civil rights activist. She was the first black women to become a world-famous entertainer.
  • 1903 The National Defense Act of 1916 was enacted, updating the Militia Act of 1903. It included an expansion of the US Army and the National Guard.
  • 1899 Died: Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer of light music, particularly operettas and dance music. He is often referred to as the "Waltz King".
  • 1875 Died: Georges Bizet, French composer of the Romantic era. He is mostly remembered for his operas, primarily Carmen, which is his final work.
  • 1865 Born: George V, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India from May 6, 1910 until his death in 1936.
  • 1862 A riot occurred at Wardsend Cemetery in Sheffield, England. Angry citizens accused the Reverend John Livesey of neglecting to bury corpses.
  • 1826 Died: Nikolay Karamzin, Russian writer, historian, poet, and critic. His magnum opus is the 12-volume work History of the Russian State.
  • 1781 Jack Jouett began his late night ride to warn Governor of Virginia Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature of coming British cavalry.
  • 1657 Died: William Harvey, English physician and academic. He was the first scientist to describe completely and in detail the systematic circulation.