3 June It Happened Today

1808  Birth of Jefferson Davis, future president of the Confederate states of America.

1875  Death of French composer Georges Bizet.

1899  Death of Austrian composer Johann Strauss the Younger.

1911  Birth of American actress Paulette Goddard.

1925  Birth of American actor Tony Curtis.

1937  Former King of Great Britain Edward VIII marries Wallis Warfield Simpson, the woman for whom he abdicated the throne.

1986  Birth of Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal.

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