spotlight Today In History, June 3: Muhammad Ali Jun 3, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Today is Monday, June 3.Today's Highlights in History: 1935: Normandie In 1935, the French liner Normandie set a record on its maiden voyage, arriving in New York after crossing the Atlantic in just four days. AP 1948: Palomar Mountain Observatory In 1948, the 200-inch reflecting Hale Telescope at the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California was dedicated. AP 1962: Air France Crash In 1962, Air France Flight 007, a U.S.-bound Boeing 707, crashed while attempting to take off from Orly Airport near Paris; all but two of the 132 people aboard were killed. AP 1965: Edward H. White In 1965, astronaut Edward H. White became the first American to "walk" in space during the flight of Gemini 4. AP 1968: Valerie Solanis In 1968, pop artist Andy Warhol was shot and critically wounded at his New York film studio, known as "The Factory," by Valerie Solanas, an actress and self-styled militant feminist who ended up serving three years in prison for assault. AP 1989: Ayatollah Khomeini On June 3, 1989, Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, died. AP 2008: Barack Obama In 2008, Barack Obama claimed the Democratic presidential nomination, speaking in the same St. Paul, Minnesota, arena where Republicans would be holding their national convention in September 2008. AP 2009: New Hampshire Gay Marriage Ten years ago: New Hampshire became the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. AP 2009: Organization of American States Ten years ago: The Organization of American States cleared the way for Cuba's possible return to the group by lifting a 47-year ban on the country. AP 2014: Barack Obama Warsaw Five years ago: President Barack Obama arrived in Warsaw, Poland, at the start of a three-country swing, pledging to boost U.S. military deployments and exercises throughout Europe. AP 2016: Muhammad Ali In 2016, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali died at a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, at age 74. AP 2017: London Bridge Attack In 2017, a white van slammed into pedestrians on London Bridge, killing eight people; the three attackers were shot and killed by police. AP 2018: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Graduation One year ago: Graduating seniors at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February received diplomas and heard from a surprise commencement speaker, "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon, who urged them to move forward and "don't let anything stop you;" four families received diplomas on behalf of loved ones slain in the attack. AP 2018: Rudy Giuliani One year ago: President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, stressed that Trump's legal team would fight any effort to force Trump to testify in front of a grand jury during the special counsel's Russia probe; Giuliani also downplayed the idea that Trump could pardon himself. AP 2018: Volcano of Fire One year ago: Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, one of the most active volcanos in Central America, erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock, killing more than 100 people and leaving scores of others missing. 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