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June 3, 1808 Jefferson Davis is born, present-day Todd County, Kentucky
  Jefferson Davis
June 3, 1850 The Southern Convention, more commonly called the Nashville Convention begins. Lasting 9 days, the convention had been called to unite slaveholders against Northern intrusion, including possible secession. Moderate Democrats prevailed and established a "wait and see" attitude, taking no action.
June 3, 1889 Tom Woolfolk is again tried for murder
  Tom Woolfolk and the Woolfolk Family murders
June 3, 1905 Henry Van Ness Boynton, who proposed the National Battlefield Park at Chickamauga, died
June 3, 1931 Bert Lance born, Gainesville, Georgia
  Bert Lance
June 3, 1936 United Daughters of the Confederacy dedicates a monument to Jefferson Davis on the site of his surrender to Union forces.
June 3, 1946 U. S. Supreme Court bans segregation on interstate buses
  The Road to Integration
June 3, 1958 Poet Byron Herbert Reece, ill and financially hurting, commits suicide
  Union County, Georgia
June 3, 1961 Secretary of State Dean Rusk accompanies President John F. Kennedy for talks with Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna. At this meeting Khrushchev demands the Berlin crisis be resolved by December. Kennedy responds "It will be a cold winter." This is regarded as one of the earliest tests of Kennedy's resolve.
  Dean Rusk
June 3, 1962 Air France jet carrying 106 Atlanta civic and cultural leaders crashed during take-off at Orly Airport in Paris, France. Crash at Orly Airport - The Day Atlanta Died
June 3, 1963 Vice-president Lyndon Baines Johnson tells advises President John F. Kennedy (through a staff member) that "blacks are tired of this patience stuff..." and that Kennedy ought to "sit-down with Russell" and answer every argument he made against civil rights
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
  The Road to Integration
June 3, 1985 61-year old cancer patient Katy Yarbrough is overdosed with radiation by a Therac 25 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, the first such case reported. The machine will eventually be withdrawn from the market and the FDA will rewrite virtually all of its regulations as a result of this and other cases involving the Therac 25.
  Marietta, GA
June 3, 1986 Supreme Court orders a new trial in the Alday family murders
  Alday family murders
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