03 June 2012

Timeline June 3 & 4

June 3
1621  The Dutch West India Company received a charter for New Netherlands, present day New York City.
1726  James Hutton, Scottish geologist, chemist & naturalist, was born.
1937  The Duke of Windsor married American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson. He abdicated the British throne.
1965  Astronaut Edward White became the first American to "walk" in space, during the flight of Gemini 4.
2012  Celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Fabulous coverage of the London Floatilla on TV.

June 4
1647  English army seized King Charles I as hostage.
1738  George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland 1760-1820, was born.
1896  Henry Ford made a successful pre-dawn test run of his horseless carriage, called a quadricycle, through the streets of Detroit.
1940  Allies completed the evacuation of British Troops from Dunkirk, France.
1942  Battle of Midway began, WW II.

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