June 3, Opium War erupts between Britain and China

1839- Opium War erupts between Britain and China.

1917- Independence of Albania.

1959- Singapore gains independence.

1965- Astronaut Edward White becomes the first American to walk in space when he exits the Gemini 4 space capsule.

2003- The biggest strike in Austria in 50 years in which half a million people took part to protest against the drastic cuts in the pension system.

Born today:

1808- Jefferson Davis, President of Confederate States of America.

1924- Swedish Neuroscientist Torsten Nils Wiesel.

Passed away:

1826- Russian journalist, historian, and author Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzi.

1989-Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

R.J/H. Said

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