Today is June 3.
He did it for the woman he loved. It was on this date in 1937 that the Duke of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII, married divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson of Baltimore, Md. The Duke had abdicated the British throne the previous December because British law wouldn't allow him to wed the divorced American commoner. After their marriage, the couple made their home in France and had little contact with the royal family.
The Battle of Midway began on this date in 1942. It raged for four days and was the turning point for the United States in the Pacific war against Japan.
Astronaut Ed White became the first American to "walk" in space on this date in 1965. The 20-minute space walk took place during the Gemini 4 mission, during which White and fellow astronaut James McDivitt made 66 orbits of Earth.
The largest meeting on the environment in history opened on this date in 1992 amid tight security in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Ghali and the leaders of many nations attended, but not President Bush -- although the United States did have delegates at the gathering.
We now return you to the present, already in progress.