Sunday, June 03, 2012

TODAY IN HISTORY

JUNE 3
1968:Pop artist Andy Warhol survives a shooting by radical feminist Valerie Solanas, author of the SCUM Manifesto, inside Warhol's studio, The Factory, in New York City.


1937: The Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, marries twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Warfield Simpson in Monts, France, solemnizing a relationship that forced him to abdicate the British throne in December 1936. They would remain married until his death in 1972.


1959: The U.S. Air Force Academy graduates its first class of cadets, awarding diplomas to 207 officers commissioned in the Air Force.



1976:Queen's song "Bohemian Rhapsody" goes gold, meaning over 1 million copies sold.


1621:For current New York, charter given Dutch West India Company for New Netherlands.
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