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This day in history: June 3

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All of the events below took place on the same day of the month, June 3.

1888: Ernest Lawrence Thayer's poem, "Casey at the Bat", is published in The San Francisco Examiner.

1937: The Duke of Windsor marries American divorcee Wallis Simpson, for whom he abdicated the British throne.

1942: Singer-songwriter Curtis Mayfield is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1962: A chartered Air France flight crashes during takeoff at Orly Airport, killing 106 members of the Atlanta Art Association and 24 others.

1967: Journalist Anderson Cooper is born in New York City.

2010: Actress Rue McClanahan dies in New York City at age 76.

2011: Actor James Arness, 88, dies in Los Angeles, California.

2012: Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years as British monarch with Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

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