Today In History – June 03

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Following are some of the major events to have occurred on June 3:

1925 – King George V marks 60th birthday.

1940 – The evacuation of Allied troops from the French port of Dunkirk was completed in World War Two; over 335,000 British, French and Belgian troops were rescued.

1963 – Pope John XXIII, who introduced significant reforms to the Roman Catholic Church, died.

1989 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, died aged 89.

1995 – Defence ministers from NATO and European Union countries agreed to set up a “rapid reaction force” to protect U.N. peacekeeping troops from Bosnian Serb attack.

2002 – Napster Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, as German media giant Bertelsmann AG prepared to take over what remained of the once dominant Internet music-swapping service.

2005 – Jon Idigoras, founder of the banned Basque separatist party Herri Batasuna, died aged 69, a few days after urging his successor Arnaldo Otegi to take advantage of a chance to bring peace to Spain’s Basque Country.

2006 – The former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro declared independence when its parliament ratified the outcome of a national referendum on ending union with Serbia.

2013 – U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning faces trial for leaking classified information.

2017 –Fatal attacks at London Bridge, Borough Market as militants drive van at high speed and stab pedestrians


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