From the invention of the light bulb to the moon landing, history is being made everyday. On this day in history, June 3rd, in 1925, the actor who made us chuckle in Some Like It Hot and The Great Race, Tony Curtis was born in New York. He reportedly didn’t learn English until he was kindergarten age, due to his family speaking Hungarian at home. Curtis enlisted in the Navy after seeing some of his favorite actors portray military men on screen. Curtis moved to California on the off chance that he might make it big. Oh, if he’d only known! Read on to find out more events that made history on this day.
1) In 1888, the famous poem, “Casey at the Bat,” was first published under the pen name of Phin. Written by Ernest Thayer, the poem became one of the best known in the U.S.
2) In 1943, the Zoot Suit Riots break out in a clash between military personnel and Mexican-Americans who were distinguished by their zoot suits. The attacks were not limited to Mexican youths, but potentially any man wearing a zoot suit.
3) In 1965, Gemini 4 is launched from Cape Kennedy in Florida. Edward H. White II enacted the first space walk, as seen in photo below, which was one of the main goals of the mission.