- April 3 is the 91st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 272 days remaining until the end of the year (273 in leap years).
- The preceding day is April 2.
- Next day is April 4.
April 3rd Deaths (Here)
April 3 Events:
1043 – Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England.
1077 – First Parliament of Friuli is created.
1559 – The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis treaty is signed - ends the Italian Wars.
1834 – The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.
1860 – The first successful Pony Express in the United States running from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California begins.
1865 – Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States (American Civil War).
1882 – Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.
1885 – Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.
1895 – Oscar Wilde's libel trial begins - this results in him being imprisoned on charges of homosexuality.
1917 – Vladimir Lenin arrives in Russia from exile.
1922 – Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1929 – The Cunard Line order RMS Queen Mary from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding & Engineering.
1936 – Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping & death of the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh (Charles Augustus Lindbergh II).
1942 – Japanese forces start assault on the United States & Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula (World War II).
1946 – Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for his role in leading the Bataan Death March.
1948 – President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan - $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
1948 – Jeju massacre (civil-war-like period) in South Korea begins.
1956 – Hudsonville-Standale Tornado - F5 tornado.
1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.
1969 – U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort (Vietnam War).
1973 – The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City.
1974 – The Super Outbreak occurs - biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history.
1975 – Anatoly Karpov becomes World Chess Champion by default when Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against him.
1982 – Naval task force is sent by the UK to the south Atlantic to reclaim the disputed Falkland Islands from Argentina.
1996 – Suspected US "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is arrested at his cabin in Montana.
1997 – Thalit massacre begins in Algeria.
2000 – Antitrust Law case - United States v. Microsoft - Microsoft is found guilty of violating United States antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.
2007 – French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record (Conventional-Train World Speed Record).
2008 – ATA Airlines, a large U.S. passenger airline, files for bankruptcy.
2009 – Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
2010 – Apple releases the iPad in the United States Of America.
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