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Calendar for June 3rd, 2013

Born 1808: Jefferson Davis (president of the Confederacy)

Born 1864: Ransom Eli Olds (automobile manufacturer)

1888: The poem "Casey at the Bat" was published in the San Francisco Examiner

Died 1899: Johann Strauss, the Younger (composer)

1918: The New York Times won its first Pulitzer Prize

1918: Ernest Poole became the first to win a Pulitzer Prize in the category of novels (now known as fiction)

Born 1925: Tony Curtis (actor)

Born 1926: Allen Ginsburg (poet)

1932: Baseball player Lou Gehrig hit 4 home runs in 1 game

Died 1963: Pope John XXIII

1965: Astronaut Edward H. White II was the first American to perform a "spacewalk" when he stepped outside of his spacecraft Gemini 4

Born 1967: Anderson Cooper (television journalist)

1968: The Royal Canadian Mint announced that nickel would replace silver in coins

1972: Sally Jane Priesand became the first female to be ordained as a rabbi

Died 1975: Ozzie Nelson (actor)

Born 1987: Lalaine Vergara-Paras (actress)

Died 2002: Lew Wasserman (old time movie mogul)

2008: Frances Bay, James Cameron, k.d. lang, The Kids in the Hall, Steve Nash, and Daria Werbowy were announced as being inducted into the Canada Walk of Fame

Died 2009: David Carradine (actor)

Died 2010: Rue McClanahan (actress)

Died 2011: Dr. Jack Kevorkian (pathologist known as "Dr. Death" due to his role in assisting the suicides of terminally ill people)

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