Today in history – June 3

1888 – The comic baseball poem “Casey at the Bat” was published in the Sunday edition of the San Francisco Examiner.

1889 – The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles between Willamette Falls and Portland, Oregon.

1937 – The Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, married divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson after abdicating the British throne.

1943 – In Los Angeles, U.S. Navy sailors and Marines clash with Latino youths in the Zoot Suit Riots.

1965Gemini IV astronaut Ed White made the first American spacewalk.

1980 – An explosive device is detonated at the Statue of Liberty. The FBI suspects Croatian nationalists.

2006 – The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro’s formal declaration of independence.

2013 – The trial of United States Army private Chelsea Manning for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks begins in Fort Meade, Maryland.

2017 – London Bridge attack: Eight people are killed and dozens of civilians are wounded by Islamist terrorists. Three of the attackers are shot dead by the police.