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Famous Events For April 3

Famous Events For April 3 – Today In History

April 3: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – April 3  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 3rd April 1513: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce Leon, who had sighted Florida on the 2nd of April, landed in Florida today.
2. 3rd April 1657: English military and political leader Oliver Cromwell refuses the crown.


18th Century – What Happened on April 3 – The 1700s

3. 3rd April 1721: Robert Walpole today became Britain’s 1st Lord of the Treasury (effective Prime Minister).
4. 3rd April 1764: Austrian Archduke Jozef today crowned himself Holy Roman Emperor Josef II.
5. 3rd April 1776: George Washington today received an honorary degree “Doctor of Laws” from Harvard College.
6. 3rd April 1790: Revenue Marine Service “U.S. Coast Guard” was created today.

19th Century – April 3 This Day That Year – The 1800s

7. 3rd April 1829: The coffee mill was patented on this day by James Carrington.
8. 3rd April 1856: In Rhodos, 4,000 people were killed when gunpowder in a church exploded.
9. 3rd April 1865: Union forces occupy the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
10. 3rd April 1866: A blocking and shaping machine for hats was today patented by Rudolf Eickemeyer and G. Osterheld.


11. 3rd April 1868: A Hawaiian surfed on a 50-meter tidal wave, the highest wave ever.
12. 3rd April 1882: Jesse James the American outlaw was shot in the back and killed by Robert Ford for a reward of $5,000/=. Later there was a controversy about the identity of the person who was shot.

20th Century – Important Events On This Day April 3rd – The 1900s

13. 3rd April 1910: The highest mountain in North America, Mt McKinley of Alaska was climbed today.
14. 3rd April 1918: The “American Creed” written by William Tyler was today accepted by the US House of Representatives.
15. 3rd April 1919: All Habsburgers were expelled from Austria today.
16. 3rd April 1922: Vladimir Lenin today appointed Joseph Stalin as General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party.
17. 3rd April 1925: Great Britain goes back to the gold standard.
18. 3rd April 1925: The accord of Westerschelde was today signed by the Netherlands and Belgium.


19. 3rd April 1926: Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard today flew the 2nd liquid propelled rocket.
20. 3rd April 1929: Persia today agrees to the Litvinov pact.
21. 3rd April 1929: Cunard Line today ordered RMS Queen Mary from John Brown & Company Ship Building and Engineering.
22. 3rd April 1933: For the first time an airplane flew over Mount Everest.
23. 3rd April 1933: Following the March 22nd legislation that legalized “3.2” beer, Eleanor Roosevelt, the first lady of America today announced that Beer will be served in the White House.
24. 3rd April 1936: Richard Bruno Hauptmann was today executed on charges of kidnapping and death of the son of Charles Lindberg.
25. 3rd April 1936: The shortest boxing about with gloves. It lasted for only 10 seconds.
26. 3rd April 1941: A pro-German regime was established in Iraq by Rashid-al-Gailani.
27. 3rd April 1941: Churchill today warned Stalin of a German invasion.
28. 3rd April 1942: Japan today launched an all-out attack on the U.S. and Filipino troops at Bataan.
29. 3rd April 1944: British dive bombers attacked The battle cruiser Tirpitz today.
30. 3rd April 1946: The Japanese commander who was responsible for the Bataan Death March, Lt Gen Masaharu Homma, was executed in the Philippines today.


31. 3rd April 1948: President Harry Truman of the U.S. today signed a Marshall Plan to revive War-torn Europe, providing $ 5 billion in aid to 16 countries.
32. 3rd April 1949: The North Atlantic Treaty was today signed by the U.S., Britain, France, and Canada.
33. 3rd April 1949: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis today debuted on the radio show “Martin and Lewis Show”
34. 3rd April 1952: Dutch Queen Juliana today addressed the U.S. Congress.
35. 3rd April 1953: The TV guide was published for the first time today.
36. 3rd April 1955: A night express train derailed in Guadalajara killing at least 300 people.
37. 3rd April 1955: There was a fire in a cinema in Sciessin Belgium, killing 39 people.
38. 3rd April 1956: German war criminals Hinrichsen/ Ruhl/Siebens/Viebahn were freed today.
39. 3rd April 1956: Traitsjo Kostov, vice Premier of Belgium was today rehabilitated.
40. 3rd April 1957: The USSR today performed an atmospheric nuclear test.
41. 3rd April 1958: Fidel Castro’s rebels attack Havana.
42. 3rd April 1960: Earthquake struck Havre in Belgium.
43. 3rd April 1962: Lt Gen Marshall S Carter of USA Today became the director of the CIA.

44. 3rd April 1964: The United States and Panama today agreed to resume diplomatic relations.
45. 3rd April 1965: The first atomic-powered spacecraft was launched today.
46. 3rd April 1966: Soviet spacecraft Luna 10 today completed its first orbit of the moon.
47. 3rd April 1967: The U.S. State Department today said that Hanoi may be brainwashing American Prisoners.
48. 3rd April 1968: North Vietnam today agreed to meet with U.S. representatives to set up preliminary peace talks.
49. 3rd April 1968: 113 East Europeans attending World Armature Hockey Championship, seek political asylum.
50. 3rd April 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. today delivered his “Mountain Top” speech. He was assassinated within 24 hours of delivering the speech.
51. 3rd April 1969: During the Vietnam War U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvil Laird announced that the United States would start to “Vietnmize” the war efforts.
52. 3rd April 1970: Miriam Hargrave of England passed the driving test on her 40th attempt.
53. 3rd April 1970: Ian Freeland of the British Army, as part of the new “get tough” policy in Northern Ireland, warned that those who throw petrol bombs would be shot dead.
54. 3rd April 1972: After an absence of 20 years, Charlie Chaplin today returned to the U.S.

55. 3rd April 1973: The first call using the portable cell phone was today made in New York City.
56. 3rd April 1974: Tornado broke out in the east, south, and Midwest United States. About 315 people were killed and about 5,500 injured in the tornado.
57. 3rd April 1974: Gold prices today reached a record $197 an ounce in Paris.
58. 3rd April 1975: World chess champion Bobby Fisher was today stripped of his title for refusing to defend it.
59. 3rd April 1976: France performs a nuclear test at the Muruora Island.
60. 3rd April 1977: Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxemburg adopt summertime.
61. 3rd April 1977: President Anwar Sadat of Egypt and President Jimmy Carter of the United States met for the first time today.
62. 3rd April 1978: China and European market sign trade agreement.
63. 3rd April 1979: Chicago today got its first female mayor when Jane Byrne became mayor of Chicago.
64. 3rd April 1979: Belgium’s Martens government forms.
65. 3rd April 1980: U.S. performs nuclear test at its Nevada test site.
66. 3rd April 1980: France performs a nuclear test.
67. 3rd April 1981: There were race riots in London’s Brixton area.

68. 3rd April 1982: The United Nations Security Council today demanded Argentina’s withdrawal from the Falkland Islands.
69. 3rd April 1983: It was today reported that Vietnamese occupation forces had overrun a key insurgent base in Cambodia.
70. 3rd April 1984: Soviet Union’s Soyuz T-11 carries three cosmonauts to Soyuz 7. One of them was an Indian Rakesh Sharma.
71. 3rd April 1984: An Indian member of the Parliament was today killed in his house by Sikh terrorists.
72. 3rd April 1984: In Guinea, after the death of Sekou Toure, armed forces ceased power and Col Lansana Konte became its new President.
73. 3rd April 1984: Guinea suspends its constitution after the Coup.
74. 3rd April 1985: French government adopts equal electoral system.
75. 3rd April 1985: The U.S. today charged that by deporting Shiite prisoners, Israel violated the Geneva Convention.

76. 3rd April 1986: The national debt of the United States hit the $2 trillion mark.
77. 3rd April 1987: During Pope’s visit to Santiago in Chili, riots disrupted mass.
78. 3rd April 1988: USSR today performed a nuclear test at Easter Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR.
79. 3rd April 1988: Somalia and Ethiopia today sign an accord about the Ogaden dessert.
80. 3rd April 1989: “Sunrise” a Gannett newspaper begins publishing for the Bronx.
81. 3rd April 1991: The U.N. Security Council adopts the Gulf War truce resolution.
82. 3rd April 1993: The Norman Rockwell Museum opened in Stockbridge, MA.
83. 3rd April 1996: An Air Force jetliner in which Commerce Secretary Ron Brown was traveling crashed in Croatia killing all 35 aboard.
84. 3rd April 1997: Thalit massacre begins in Algeria. Guerrillas killed 52 of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit.
85. 3rd April 1998: The Dow Jones industrial average climbed above 9,000 for the first time.

21st Century – April 3 This Day In History – The 2000s

86. 3rd April 2000: A U.S. federal judge ruled that Microsoft had violated U.S. antitrust law by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors. Microsoft said it would challenge the ruling.
87. 3rd April 2000: The Nasdaq lost 349.15 points to close at 4,233.68. It created a one-day record by losing 349.15 points.

88. 3rd April 2004: Islamic terrorists who were involved in the 11th March 2004 Madrid massacre were trapped by the police in their apartment. The terrorists killed themselves.
89. 3rd April 2007: A French TGV train today running on LGV Est high-speed line sets an official new world speed record for conventional trains.
90. 3rd April 2009: Australia today formally adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
91. 3rd April 2010: Today marked the release of the first Apple iPad.
92. 3rd April 2012: A fire in Moscow killed 17 migrant workers.
93. 3rd April 2012: U.S. President Barack Obama today officially secured the U.S. presidential nomination.s
94. 3rd April 2012: Austrian unemployment reaches a record high with 50% of the youth unemployed.
95. 3rd April 2013: A bus plunged off a cliff in Papua New Guinea killing 24 people.
96. 3rd April 2013: A suicide bombing in Farah in Afghanistan killed about 40 people and injured about 100.
97. 3rd April 2013: Flooding across Argentina killed about 50 people.
98. 3rd April 2014: Marie Louise Colerio Preca was today elected President of Malta.

99. 3rd April 2016: The Panama Papers were published. Widespread illegal activity including fraud, kleptocracy, tax evasion, and violation of international sanctions by the world’s elite was revealed by 11.5 million confidential documents from offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca.
100. 3rd April 2016: West Indies today beat England in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 with two balls to spare at the Eden Gardens Kolkata.

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