Today in history

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today In History is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

3rd June,

1965, Major Edward H White II becomes the first American astronaut to walk in space when he steps outside of Gemini 4, 120 miles above the Earth. The first man to walk in space was cosmonaut Aleksei A Leonov on March 18 1965.

1937,  The Duke of Windsor, Formally King Edward VIII, marries American Wallis Warfield Simpson.
1098,  Christian Crusaders of the First Crusade seize Antinoch, Turkey.
1958,  Charles de Gaulle, becomes premier of France.
1869,  Otago University is founded.