80 Years Ago—June 3, 1940: Two hundred German Luftwaffe bombers bomb Paris, France, killing 254.
British establish night curfew for foreigners.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill orders the formation of commando units to raid Nazi-occupied Europe.
75 Years Ago—June 3, 1945: French troops leave Damascus, escorted by the British.
US Marines land on Iheya Shima in the Ryukyu Islands northwest of Okinawa.