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    What happened on April 3

    • April 3, 0033 Death - Christ crucified (according to astronomer Humphreys & Waddington)

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    • April 3, 0419 [Etalius] ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • April 3, 0628 "Death - Chosroes II emperor of Persia (579..628), murdered by his son"

    • April 3, 1043 Edward the Confessor crowned king of England

    • April 3, 1043 Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England.

    • April 3, 1077 Creation of the first Parliament of Friuli.

    • April 3, 1287 "Death - Honorius IV [Giacomo Savelli], Italian Pope (1285-87), dies"

    • April 3, 1312 2nd council of Vienna

    • April 3, 1367 "Birthday - Henry IV Bolingbroke Lincolnshire, King of England (1399-1413)"

    • April 3, 1376 "Battle of Navarrete (Najera), English beat France"

    • April 3, 1438 "Birthday - John III van Egmont [Manke John], viceroy of Holland"

    • April 3, 1485 Birthday - Lieven van der Maude [Ammonius] South Netherlands poet

    • April 3, 1512 "Death - Richard Pafraet Dutch printer, dies"

    • April 3, 1525 "Death - Giovanni Rucellai Italian poet (Le Api), dies at 49"

    • April 3, 1559 Spain & France signs 2nd Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis

    • April 3, 1559 "The Peace of Cateau-Cambrsis treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars."

    • April 3, 1569 Birthday - Giovanni Battista Massarengo composer

    • April 3, 1581 "Death - Huibert Duifhuis Roman Catholic pastor (Rotterdam/Utrecht), dies"

    • April 3, 1582 French van Valois honored as duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen

    • April 3, 1593 Birthday - George Herbert English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs)

    • April 3, 1603 Birthday - William Smith composer

    • April 3, 1617 Birthday - Antimo Liberati composer

    • April 3, 1627 Birthday - Johann Caspar Kerll composer

    • April 3, 1645 English parliament accept Self-Denying Ordinance

    • April 3, 1649 Birthday - Joseph-Franois Salomon composer

    • April 3, 1657 English Lord Protector Cromwell refuses crown

    • April 3, 1679 Edmund Halley meets Johannes Hevelius in Danzig

    • April 3, 1682 Birthday - Johann Valentin Rathgeber German benedictine/composer

    • April 3, 1682 "Death - Bartolom Esteban Murillo Spanish painter, dies"

    • April 3, 1694 "Death - Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere Flemish painter, buried at 64"

    • April 3, 1695 "Death - Melchior de Hondecoeter Dutch still life painter, dies at about 58"

    • April 3, 1715 "Birthday - John Hanson Port Tobacco MD, 1st US President under Articles of Confederation"

    • April 3, 1720 Birthday - Elia van Vilnius [Elijahu ben Salomo Zalman] Latvian rabbi

    • April 3, 1721 Robert Walpole becomes England's 1st Lord of the Treasury

    • April 3, 1727 Birthday - Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt Flemish painter/engraver

    • April 3, 1751 Birthday - Jean-Baptiste Lamoyne composer

    • April 3, 1756 Marquis de Montcalm sails from France for Canada; he will die at the battle of the Plains of Abraham.

    • April 3, 1757 Birthday - Ferenc Verseghy composer

    • April 3, 1764 Austrian arch duke Jozef crowned himself Roman Catholic king

    • April 3, 1764 "Birthday - John Abernethy London, surgeon"

    • April 3, 1769 "Death - Gerhard Tersteegen German evangelist/poet (in blood), dies at 71"

    • April 3, 1776 Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College

    • April 3, 1783 "Birthday - Washington Irving New York NY, American writer (Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle)"

    • April 3, 1783 Sweden and US sign a treaty of Amity and Commerce

    • April 3, 1790 "Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard), created"

    • April 3, 1797 CAPT Thomas Truxtun issued first known American signal book using numerary system

    • April 3, 1797 "Death - Nonnosus Madlseder composer, dies at 66"

    • April 3, 1798 "Birthday - Charles D Wilkes Commander (Union Navy), died in 1877"

    • April 3, 1811 "Death - Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen Flemish (court)painter, dies at 83"

    • April 3, 1812 Birthday - Louisa Maria Queen of the Belgians (1832-50/wife of Leopold I)

    • April 3, 1822 "Birthday - Edward Everett Hale US, clergyman/author (Man without a Country)"

    • April 3, 1822 "Death - Friedrich Bertuch writer, dies"

    • April 3, 1823 "Birthday - William Marcy ""Boss"" Tweed corrupt NYC political boss"

    • April 3, 1825 Birthday - Adolf Rzepko composer

    • April 3, 1826 "Death - Reginald Heber bishop & hymn writer, dies"

    • April 3, 1826 Financial panic hits New Brunswick as word spreads that banks in London had failed and the timber trade had collapsed; so-called Black Monday.

    • April 3, 1834 The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.

    • April 3, 1837 Birthday - John Burroughs writer/nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake)

    • April 3, 1838 Birthday - Lon Michel Gambetta French attorney/premier (1881-82)

    • April 3, 1838 "Death - Francesco Antommarchi Napoleon's physician on St Helena, dies at 57"

    • April 3, 1842 "Birthday - Ulric Dahlgren Colonel (Union volunteers), died in 1864"

    • April 3, 1848 Thomas Douglas becomes 1st San Francisco public teacher

    • April 3, 1849 "Death - Juliusz Slowacki Pol poet (Father of the Plague-Patient), dies at 39"

    • April 3, 1850 "Death - Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek organist/pianist/composer, dies at 75"

    • April 3, 1856 "Gunpowder in church explodes killing 4,000 in Rhodos"

    • April 3, 1858 Birthday - Matthew Ricketts 1st Black man elected to Nebraska State Legislature

    • April 3, 1858 "Death - Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm Austrian composer, dies at 79"

    • April 3, 1859 Birthday - Reginald De Koven composer

    • April 3, 1860 Birthday - Frederik W van Eeden Dutch utopian writer (Walden)

    • April 3, 1860 Pony Express began between St Joseph MO & Sacramento CA

    • April 3, 1860 "The first successful Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California begins."

    • April 3, 1862 "Death - James Clark Ross Arctic explorer, dies"

    • April 3, 1864 Skirmish at Okolona AR

    • April 3, 1865 "American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America."

    • April 3, 1865 Battle at Namozine Church VA (Appomattox Campaign)

    • April 3, 1865 Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond VA & Petersburg VA

    • April 3, 1866 Birthday - James B Hertzog South African General/premier (1914-39)

    • April 3, 1868 "An Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever, he rides a 50' tidal wave"

    • April 3, 1868 "Death - Franz Adolf Berwald Swedish composer, dies at 71"

    • April 3, 1871 Birthday - Jos Juan Tablada Mexican poet (El Florilegio)

    • April 3, 1872 J C Watson discovers asteroid #119 Althaea

    • April 3, 1874 Birthday - Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes composer

    • April 3, 1876 "Death - Henriette Davidis writer, dies"

    • April 3, 1881 Birthday - Alcide de Gasperi Italian premier (1945..53)

    • April 3, 1881 "Birthday - Margaret MJ ""Daisy"" Ashford English author (Young Sisters)"

    • April 3, 1882 "American Old West outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford for a $5,000 reward."

    • April 3, 1882 Birthday - Simon Elzinga Dutch educator

    • April 3, 1882 "Death - Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken composer, dies at 71"

    • April 3, 1882 "Death - Jesse James outlaw, shot dead at 34, in St Joseph MO by Robert Ford"

    • April 3, 1882 "Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks"

    • April 3, 1883 State Premier Thomas McIlwraith claims British New Guinea as a Queensland possession; the claim was later disallowed by Britain.

    • April 3, 1884 "Birthday - Jackie Matthews cricketer (Australia leg-spinner, two hat-tricks 1912)"

    • April 3, 1884 "Death - Carel JCH van Nispen tot Sevenaer Dutch Cath politician, dies at 59"

    • April 3, 1885 "Birthday - Harry St John Philby [sheik Abdullah], British explorer"

    • April 3, 1885 Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.

    • April 3, 1886 J Palisa discovers asteroids #256 Walpurga and #274 Philagoria

    • April 3, 1888 Birthday - Neville Cardus cricketer (doyen of cricket writers)

    • April 3, 1889 Birthday - Grigoras Dinicu composer

    • April 3, 1889 Savings Bank of the Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond VA

    • April 3, 1893 "1st New South Wales vs Queensland F-C game, at Brisbane Exhibition Ground"

    • April 3, 1893 "Birthday - Leslie Howard [Stainer] London England, actor (Ashley Wilkes-Gone With the Wind)"

    • April 3, 1894 "Birthday - Dooley Wilson Tyler TX, actor (Bill-Beulah, Sam-Casablanca)"

    • April 3, 1895 Birthday - Bjarne Brustad composer

    • April 3, 1895 "Birthday - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Firenze (Florence) Italy, composer"

    • April 3, 1895 "The libel trial instigated by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality."

    • April 3, 1896 Birthday - Douwe Kalma Dutch literary/leader (Young Frisian Movement)

    • April 3, 1896 The first publication of La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper in Italy.

    • April 3, 1897 "Death - Johannes Brahms German composer/conductor (Hung Dances), dies at 63"

    • April 3, 1898 Birthday - George Jessel toastmaster general/entertainer (Diary of Young Comic)

    • April 3, 1898 "Birthday - Henry R Luce Tengchow China, publisher (Time, Fortune, Life, 1965 Fisher Award)"

    • April 3, 1898 In the Yukon at Chilkoot Pass avalanche kills 88 men during the Klondike gold rush.

    • April 3, 1899 Birthday - Cees Lasseur Dutch actor/owner (Hague Comedy)

    • April 3, 1900 Birthday - Camille Chamoun President of Lebanon

    • April 3, 1901 "Death - Richard D'Oyly Carte promotor (Gilbert & Sullivan operas), dies"

    • April 3, 1902 "Birthday - Henri Garat Paris France, actor (Congress Dances)"

    • April 3, 1902 Birthday - Siguringi Eirikur Hjorleifsson composer

    • April 3, 1903 Birthday - Peter Huchel writer

    • April 3, 1904 "Birthday - Iron Eyes Cody Tulsa OK, actor (Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp)"

    • April 3, 1904 "Birthday - Peter Van Steeden Amsterdam Netherlands, orchestra leader (Break the Bank)"

    • April 3, 1904 "Birthday - Sally Rand US, actress/ecdysiast/fan dancer (1933 Chicago World Fair)"

    • April 3, 1905 M Wolf discovers asteroid #562 Salome

    • April 3, 1906 Birthday - Kathleen Tillotson Emeritus Professor of English (Bedford College)

    • April 3, 1907 Birthday - Isaac Deutscher Polish/English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography)

    • April 3, 1908 Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hours

    • April 3, 1909 "Death - Benjamin Johnson Lang composer, dies at 71"

    • April 3, 1910 "Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mount McKinley climbed"

    • April 3, 1911 Birthday - Harold Watkins Shaw musicologist

    • April 3, 1911 "Birthday - Michael Woodruff FRS, surgeon"

    • April 3, 1911 Birthday - W R Lee language teacher

    • April 3, 1911 "Harry James Smith' ""Mrs Bumsted-Leigh"", premieres in NYC"

    • April 3, 1912 Birthday - Addeke H Boerma Dutch Director-General (FAO)

    • April 3, 1912 Birthday - Bert Bakker Dutch publisher (Free Netherlands)

    • April 3, 1913 Birthday - F H Tate vice-CEO (Tate & Lyle)

    • April 3, 1913 Birthday - George Barati composer

    • April 3, 1913 British suffragette Emily Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail

    • April 3, 1914 "Birthday - Katherine Stammers Menzies England, doubles tennis player (Wimb 1935)"

    • April 3, 1915 Birthday - Paul Touvier war criminal

    • April 3, 1915 "Death - Andrew Stoddart cricketer (England captain at turn of century), suicide"

    • April 3, 1916 "Birthday - Herb Caen Sacramento CA, columnist (San Francisco Chronicle)"

    • April 3, 1916 Birthday - Robert Jesse Charleston museum Curator

    • April 3, 1916 "S Belyavskij disc asteroid 854 Frostia, 855 Newcombia and 856 Backlunda"

    • April 3, 1917 "Birthday - Bill Finegan Newark NJ, (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue)"

    • April 3, 1917 Birthday - Tibor Andrasovan composer

    • April 3, 1917 Lenin leaves Switzerland for Petrograd

    • April 3, 1917 "Vladimir Lenin arrives in Russia from exile, marking the beginning of Bolshevik leadership in the Russian Revolution."

    • April 3, 1918 Birthday - Enrique Iturriaga composer

    • April 3, 1918 Birthday - Louis Applebaum composer

    • April 3, 1918 "Birthday - Sixten Ehrling Malm Sweden, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm)"

    • April 3, 1918 House of Representatives accepts American Creed written by William Tyler

    • April 3, 1919 Austria expels all Habsburgers

    • April 3, 1919 Birthday - Duke of Grafton KG

    • April 3, 1919 "Death - Paul Geisler composer, dies at 62"

    • April 3, 1920 "Birthday - Stan Freeman Waterbury CT, pianist (Melody Tour)"

    • April 3, 1920 "Death - Homer Newton Bartlett composer, dies at 74"

    • April 3, 1921 "Birthday - Harry Landers New York NY, actor (Ted Hoffman-Ben Casey)"

    • April 3, 1921 "Birthday - Marilyn Maxwell Clarinda IA, actress (Grace-Bus Stop)"

    • April 3, 1922 Joseph Stalin became the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

    • April 3, 1922 Stalin appointed General Secretary of Communist Party

    • April 3, 1923 "2 ""Black Sox"" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary"

    • April 3, 1923 "Birthday - Jan Sterling New York NY, actress (1st Monday in October, HS Confidential)"

    • April 3, 1923 Birthday - John Smith English large landowner/financier/MP (C)

    • April 3, 1924 Birthday - Canon A D Caesar Sub Dean (HM Chapels Royal)

    • April 3, 1924 "Birthday - Doris Day Cincinnati OH, ""girl next door"" actress (Pillow Talk)"

    • April 3, 1924 "Birthday - Marlon Brando Omaha NE, actor (Superman, Godfather)"

    • April 3, 1924 Birthday - Murray Dickie opera singer/director

    • April 3, 1925 Birthday - Tony Benn British minister of technology (1968)

    • April 3, 1925 Great Britain goes back to gold standard

    • April 3, 1925 Netherlands & Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde

    • April 3, 1926 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C

    • April 3, 1926 2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard

    • April 3, 1926 "Birthday - Andrew Keir actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics)"

    • April 3, 1926 "Birthday - Virgil Grissom Mitchell IN, Lieutenant Colonel USAF/astronaut (Merc 4, Gemini 3)"

    • April 3, 1926 Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions

    • April 3, 1926 Second flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard

    • April 3, 1927 "Birthday - Eva Szkely Hungary, 200 meter backstroke swimmer (Olympics-gold-1952)"

    • April 3, 1927 Interstate Commerce Comm transfers Ohio to Eastern time zone

    • April 3, 1929 Birthday - Dennis Farr director (Courtauld Institute Galleries)

    • April 3, 1929 "Birthday - Miyoshi Umeki Otaru Hokkaido Japan, actress (Best Supporting Actress Oscar-1957-Sayonara, Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father)"

    • April 3, 1929 Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact

    • April 3, 1929 RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line.

    • April 3, 1930 "Birthday - Helmut Kohl chancellor (Germany, 1982- )"

    • April 3, 1930 "Birthday - Lawton Chiles (Senator/Governor-Democrat-FL, 1971-89/91- )"

    • April 3, 1930 Birthday - Max Frankel journalist (Tables of Id of Organic Compounds)

    • April 3, 1930 Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

    • April 3, 1930 Stanley Cup Montréal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games

    • April 3, 1931 "Birthday - Alex Cord Floral Park NY, actor (Jack-WEB, Michael-Airwolf)"

    • April 3, 1931 Birthday - Johnny Nicholss soccer star

    • April 3, 1932 Birthday - Janet Bately Professor of English Language (King's College London)

    • April 3, 1932 Birthday - Nourse British lord justice

    • April 3, 1933 1st airplane flight over Mount Everest

    • April 3, 1933 "Birthday - Robert K Dornan (Representative-Republican-CA, 1977-83, 85- )"

    • April 3, 1933 The first airplane flight over Mt Everest

    • April 3, 1933 Then longest North American hockey game requires a 1:44:46 overtime as Maple Leaf Ken Doraty scores to beat Canadiens 1-0

    • April 3, 1933 Unsuccessful boycott of Jewish stores in Nazi Germany.

    • April 3, 1934 Birthday - David Jones British reverend/headmaster (Bryanston School)

    • April 3, 1934 "Birthday - Jane Goodall London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)"

    • April 3, 1934 "Birthday - Jim Parker NFL guard, tackle (Baltimore Colts)"

    • April 3, 1934 Birthday - John Lelliott English contractor/multi-millionaire

    • April 3, 1935 Birthday - Jeffery Bowman CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe)

    • April 3, 1935 C Jackson discovers asteroids #1354 Botha and #1948 Kampala

    • April 3, 1935 Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44)

    • April 3, 1936 "Al Carr KOs Lew Massey on 1 punch, :07 of the 1st round (shortest boxing bout with gloves)"

    • April 3, 1936 "Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh II, the baby son of world-famous pilot Charles Lindbergh."

    • April 3, 1936 "Death - Bruno Hauptmann convicted Lindbergh baby killer, executed"

    • April 3, 1937 Birthday - Sandra Spuzich LPGA golfer

    • April 3, 1937 Birthday - Simon Brown British high court judge

    • April 3, 1937 "Birthday - William Gaunt Leeds England, actor (The Champions)"

    • April 3, 1937 K Inkeri discovers asteroid #1425 Tuorla

    • April 3, 1938 "Birthday - Jeff Barry Brooklyn NY, rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her)"

    • April 3, 1938 "Birthday - Philippe Wynne Detroit MI, US soul singer (Spinners, Parliament, Ghetto Child)"

    • April 3, 1939 Birthday - Malcolm Thornton MP

    • April 3, 1939 "Birthday - Vitaliy Davidov USSR, ice hockey player (Olympics-gold-1964, 68, 72)"

    • April 3, 1940 "Birthday - Lino Brocka San Jose Philippines, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar)"

    • April 3, 1940 Birthday - R S Burman CEO (Association of British Chambers of Commerce)

    • April 3, 1941 "Birthday - Eric Braeden Kiel Germany, actor (Victor Newman-Young & Restless)"

    • April 3, 1941 "Birthday - Jan Berry Los Angeles CA, rock vocalist (Jan & Dean-Deadman's Curve)"

    • April 3, 1941 British troops evacuate Libyan port Bengazi during World War II.

    • April 3, 1941 Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion

    • April 3, 1941 "Death - Andr Michelin French tire manufacturer, dies at 88"

    • April 3, 1941 "Death - Pal Teleki-von Szek PM Hungary (1920-21, 39-41), suicide at 61"

    • April 3, 1941 Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in Iraq

    • April 3, 1941 "Waltons overture ""Scapino"", premieres in Chicago"

    • April 3, 1942 "ADM Nimitz named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, a joint command, and retained his other title, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet"

    • April 3, 1942 "Birthday - Billy Joe Royal Valdosta GA, country singer (Down in the Boondocks)"

    • April 3, 1942 "Birthday - Marsha Mason St Louis MO, actress (Blume in Love, Cinderella Liberty)"

    • April 3, 1942 "Birthday - Michael Elliott US, skier (Olympics-1968)"

    • April 3, 1942 "Birthday - Rick Sylvester parachute ski jumper (world record 3,300')"

    • April 3, 1942 "Birthday - Wayne Newton Roanoke VA, singer (Danke Schn)"

    • April 3, 1942 "Death - Albert Siklos composer, dies at 63"

    • April 3, 1942 "Death - Paul Gilson composer, dies at 76"

    • April 3, 1942 World War II: Japanese forces begin an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.

    • April 3, 1943 "Birthday - Jonathan Lynn Bath England, writer/actor (Greedy, Bar Mitzvah Boy)"

    • April 3, 1943 "Death - Conrad Veidt German/US actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies at 50"

    • April 3, 1943 Jan Dieters (leader of illegal CPN) arrested

    • April 3, 1944 Birthday - Barry Pritchard rock guitarist (Fortunes)

    • April 3, 1944 "Birthday - Tony Orlando New York NY, singer (& Dawn-Tie a Yellow Ribbon)"

    • April 3, 1944 British dive bombers attack battle cruiser Tirpitz

    • April 3, 1944 "Supreme Court (Smith v Allwright) ""white primaries"" unconstitutional"

    • April 3, 1945 "Birthday - Catherine Spaak Boulogne-Billancourt France, actress (Empty Canvas, Hotel, Libertine, Circle of Love)"

    • April 3, 1945 Birthday - Richard Manuel rock pianist/vocalist (The Band-Up on Cripple Creek)

    • April 3, 1945 Birthday - Wim J Deetman Dutch minister of education/MP (CDA)

    • April 3, 1945 "Death - Joseph Weinheber Austria poet/writer (Vienna Verbatim), dies at 43"

    • April 3, 1945 Hengelo freed from nazi control by Canadian army

    • April 3, 1945 Nazi's begin evacuation of camp Buchenwald

    • April 3, 1945 US 1st army conquers Hofgeismar

    • April 3, 1946 "Birthday - Carlos Salinas de Gortari President (Mxico, 1988-94)"

    • April 3, 1946 Birthday - Dee Murray rocker (Elton John Band)

    • April 3, 1946 Birthday - John Virgo British snooker player

    • April 3, 1946 "Death - Lieutenant General Masaharu Homma (responsible for Bataan Death March), executed"

    • April 3, 1946 Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March.

    • April 3, 1946 Netherlands-German postal relations resume

    • April 3, 1947 """Barefoot Boy with Cheek"" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 108 performances"

    • April 3, 1947 "Birthday - Pat[rick] Proft Minneapolis MN, comedy writer (Naked Gun, Airplane)"

    • April 3, 1948 1st US figure skating championships held

    • April 3, 1948 "Birthday - Garrick Ohlsson Bronxville NY, pianist (International Busoni winner 1969)"

    • April 3, 1948 Birthday - H C Tomlinson Headmaster (Hereford Cathedral School)

    • April 3, 1948 Birthday - Jaap G de Hoop Scheffer Dutch MP (CDA)

    • April 3, 1948 "Birthday - Mary Gordon-Watson England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-gold-1972)"

    • April 3, 1948 First run of the Texas Chief passenger train.

    • April 3, 1948 Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)

    • April 3, 1948 "In Jeju, South Korea, a civil-war-like period of violence and human rights abuses begins, known as the Jeju massacre."

    • April 3, 1948 President Harry Truman signs the Marshall Plan which authorizes $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.

    • April 3, 1948 The first US figure skating championships held

    • April 3, 1948 US female Figure Skating Championship won by Gretchen Merrill

    • April 3, 1948 US male Figure Skating Championship won by Richard Button

    • April 3, 1949 "Birthday - Anne De Salvo Philadelphia PA, actress (Compromosing Positions)"

    • April 3, 1949 Birthday - Jan Keizer Dutch singer (BZN-Rhythm of My Heart)

    • April 3, 1949 "Birthday - Lyle Alzado NFLer (Los Angeles Raiders)/actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire)"

    • April 3, 1949 Birthday - Richard Thompson vocalist/guitarist (Shoot out the Lights)

    • April 3, 1949 "Death - Basil Harwood composer, dies at 89"

    • April 3, 1949 KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS

    • April 3, 1949 "North Atlantic Treaty, pact signed by US, Britain, France & Canada"

    • April 3, 1949 WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

    • April 3, 1950 "Birthday - Curtis Stone North Hollywood CA, singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)"

    • April 3, 1950 "Death - Adolf Wiklund composer, dies at 70"

    • April 3, 1950 "Death - Carter G Woodson ""father of black history"", dies in Washington DC at 74"

    • April 3, 1950 "Death - Kurt Julian Weill German composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies at 50"

    • April 3, 1951 "Birthday - Gwen Welles US actress (Desert Hearts, Nashville)"

    • April 3, 1951 "Birthday - Mel Schacher Owosso MI, bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)"

    • April 3, 1951 "Christopher Fry's ""Sleep of Prisoners"", premieres in Oxford"

    • April 3, 1951 "Death - Johannes C Kielstra Dut economist/Governor (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72"

    • April 3, 1952 Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress

    • April 3, 1953 Birthday - Huub van der Lubbe Dutch rock singer (Stampei-The Dike)

    • April 3, 1953 TV Guide debuts.

    • April 3, 1954 """Me & Juliet"" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 358 performances"

    • April 3, 1954 Don Perry climbs a 20' rope in under 2.8 seconds (AAU record)

    • April 3, 1955 Baltimore Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs Kansas City Athletics)

    • April 3, 1955 Birthday - Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev Russian Lieutenant-Colonel/cosmonaut

    • April 3, 1955 "Birthday - Mick Mars [Bob Allen Dale] Terra Haute IN, guitarist (Mtley Cre-Girls Girls)"

    • April 3, 1955 "Fire in cinema to Sclessin Belgium, kills 39"

    • April 3, 1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Oklahoma City Golf Open

    • April 3, 1955 "Night express train in Guadalajara derails, killing 300"

    • April 3, 1955 The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.

    • April 3, 1956 """Silk Stockings"" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 461 performances"

    • April 3, 1956 "Birthday - Miguel Bos Aries Panam, Spanish singer (Lo Mejor del Ao)/actor (El Avaro, Queen Margot)"

    • April 3, 1956 Bulgarian vice premier Traitsjo Kostov rehabilitated

    • April 3, 1956 "Death - T Kostov Bulgarian vice-premier, executed"

    • April 3, 1956 "Elvis Presley sings ""Heartbreak Hotel"" on the Milton Berle Show, with an estimated 25% of the United States population viewing."

    • April 3, 1956 German war criminals Hinrichsen/Rühl/Siebens/Viebahn are freed

    • April 3, 1956 The western part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado (known as the Hudsonville-Standale Tornado).

    • April 3, 1957 Birthday - Charles Jones NBA forward (Houston Rockets)

    • April 3, 1957 "Samuel Beckett's ""Endgame"", premieres in London"

    • April 3, 1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

    • April 3, 1958 """Say, Darling"" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 332 performances"

    • April 3, 1958 "Birthday - Alec Baldwin Amityville NY, actor (Joshua-Knots Landing, Beetlejuice)"

    • April 3, 1958 "Death - Theodor Kramer writer, dies"

    • April 3, 1958 Fidel Castro's rebels attacked Havana

    • April 3, 1959 "Birthday - David Hyde Pierce Saratoga Springs NY, actor (Niles Crane-Fraiser)"

    • April 3, 1960 "Death - Anton Pannekoek Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87"

    • April 3, 1960 "Earthquake at Havré, Belgium"

    • April 3, 1961 """Happiest Girl in the World"" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 97 performances"

    • April 3, 1961 "Birthday - Eddie Murphy Brooklyn NY, actor (Saturday Night Live, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw)"

    • April 3, 1961 Birthday - Melissa Etheridge rock guitarist/vocalist (Come to My Window)

    • April 3, 1961 Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia is sold to J Schleifer Properties

    • April 3, 1962 Birthday - John Griffith rocker (Red Rockers)

    • April 3, 1962 Birthday - Mike Ness rocker (Social Distortion)

    • April 3, 1962 "Birthday - Nancy Filteau Swift Current Saskatchawan, 72k judoka (Olympics-96)"

    • April 3, 1962 "Death - Benny ""Kid"" Paret US welterweight boxer, dies after fight, at 24"

    • April 3, 1962 "Death - Manolis Kalomiris Greek opera composer, dies at 78"

    • April 3, 1962 "Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)"

    • April 3, 1962 "Lieutenant General Marshall S Carter, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA"

    • April 3, 1963 Birthday - Chris Bosio baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners)

    • April 3, 1963 Birthday - Zakir Khan cricketer (two Tests for Pakistan 1986-89)

    • April 3, 1964 Beatles hold the top 6 spots on the Sydney Australia record charts

    • April 3, 1964 Birthday - Ajay Sharma cricketer (Indian spin all-rounder played one Test 1988)

    • April 3, 1964 US & Panamá agree to resume diplomatic relations

    • April 3, 1964 US and Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations

    • April 3, 1965 1st atomic powered spacecraft (SNAP) launched

    • April 3, 1965 Birthday - Laura Bryan Birn actress (Lynne-Young and the Restless)

    • April 3, 1965 The first atomic powered spacecraft (snap) launched

    • April 3, 1966 "Birthday - Bo Orlando NFL safety (San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals)"

    • April 3, 1966 "Birthday - Shelley Michelle Hollywood CA, actress (Golden Eye)"

    • April 3, 1966 "Death - Russel Crouse US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73"

    • April 3, 1966 Luna 10 orbits Moon

    • April 3, 1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open

    • April 3, 1966 "Tom Seaver, signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus"

    • April 3, 1967 "113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum"

    • April 3, 1967 "Birthday - Brent Gilchrist Moose Jaw, NHL center (Dallas Stars)"

    • April 3, 1967 Birthday - Pervis Ellison NBA forward/center (Boston Celtics)

    • April 3, 1967 Natal British Columbia a coal mine explosion kills 15 and injures 9 miners

    • April 3, 1967 WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

    • April 3, 1968 "Birthday - Bernd Karbacher Germany, tennis star"

    • April 3, 1968 "Birthday - Mike Lansing Rawlins WY, infielder (Montral Expos)"

    • April 3, 1968 "Birthday - Sebastian Bach [Bierk] Bahamas, rock (Skid Row-18 and Life, I Remember You)"

    • April 3, 1968 "Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his ""I've Been to the Mountaintop"" speech."

    • April 3, 1968 N Vietnam agrees to meet US reps to set up preliminary peace talks

    • April 3, 1968 North Vietnam agrees to meet US representatives to set up preliminary peace talks

    • April 3, 1969 "Birthday - David Morland North Bay Ontario Canada, golfer (1992 Trafalgar Rookie of Year)"

    • April 3, 1969 "Birthday - Reid Hayston Hamilton New Zealand, beach volleyball player (Olympics-96)"

    • April 3, 1969 Birthday - Rodney Hampton NFL running back (New York Giants)

    • April 3, 1969 "Death - Rex Evans actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara), dies at 65"

    • April 3, 1969 Ottawa to reduce Canadian forces in Europe but remain in NATO alliance.

    • April 3, 1969 "Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to ""Vietnamize"" the war effort."

    • April 3, 1970 Birthday - Keith Franklin WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)

    • April 3, 1970 Birthday - Matt Gay WLAF safety (Rhein Fire)

    • April 3, 1970 Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th try

    • April 3, 1971 Birthday - Anthony McClanahan CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)

    • April 3, 1971 Birthday - Kevin Farkas WLAF tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)

    • April 3, 1971 "Birthday - Peter Schwab Boston MA, rower (Olympics-1996)"

    • April 3, 1971 Birthday - Picabo Street skier (Olympics-gold-94)

    • April 3, 1971 "Birthday - Quilvio Veras Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, infielder (Florida Marlins)"

    • April 3, 1971 "Death - Joseph Valachi US gangster, dies at 66"

    • April 3, 1971 "Death - Manfred Bonnington Lee [Ellery Queen], detective writer, dies at 65"

    • April 3, 1971 "Japanese tokusatsu television series Kamen Rider premieres, marking the beginning of the long-running Kamen Rider franchise."

    • April 3, 1972 "Birthday - Jennie Garth Urbana IL, actress (Kelly Taylor-Beverly Hills 90210)"

    • April 3, 1972 "Birthday - Sandrine Testud Lyon France, tennis star (1993 Strasbourg)"

    • April 3, 1972 "Death - Ferde Ferdinand Rudolph von Grof composer (Grand Canyon Suite), dies at 80"

    • April 3, 1973 Birthday - Greg DeLong NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)

    • April 3, 1973 "Birthday - Jim Campbell Worchester MA, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)"

    • April 3, 1973 Birthday - Kelly Lochbaum CFL linebacker (British Columbia Lions)

    • April 3, 1973 The first portable cell phone call is placed in New York City.

    • April 3, 1974 148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states

    • April 3, 1974 Gold hits record $197 an ounce in Paris

    • April 3, 1974 "The Super Outbreak occurs, the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history. The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured."

    • April 3, 1975 Birthday - Thomas Hamilton NBA center (Boston Celtics)

    • April 3, 1975 "Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default."

    • April 3, 1975 Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend

    • April 3, 1975 "Death - Mary Ure actress (Sons & Lovers, Where Eagles Dare), dies at 42"

    • April 3, 1975 James Rupers kills his family to inherit

    • April 3, 1975 Statistics Canada reports record $2.19 billion paid out in 1974 for unemployment insurance benefits.

    • April 3, 1976 Birthday - Keith Closs NBA center (Los Angeles Clippers)

    • April 3, 1976 "Death - Maurice Johnstone composer, dies at 75"

    • April 3, 1976 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

    • April 3, 1976 Philadelphia Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game

    • April 3, 1977 6th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

    • April 3, 1977 Birthday - Veronique De Kock Miss Belgium-Universe (1996)

    • April 3, 1977 "Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point"

    • April 3, 1977 "Death - Jack Ryder cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1394 runs), dies"

    • April 3, 1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's 1st meeting with President Jimmy Carter

    • April 3, 1977 Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg adopt summer time

    • April 3, 1978 "50th Academy Awards - ""Annie Hall"", Rich Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win"

    • April 3, 1978 European market & China signs trade agreement

    • April 3, 1978 Larry King moves his radio show from Miami FL to Washington DC

    • April 3, 1978 "The FBI Laboratory Division pioneered the use of laser technology to detect latent ""crime scene"" fingerprints. This date marks the first successful use of lasers to detect latent prints on case evidence."

    • April 3, 1979 Belgium's Martens government forms

    • April 3, 1979 Birthday - Esmeralda Gonzales Miss Wyoming Teen-USA (1997)

    • April 3, 1979 Jane M Byrne (D) elected 1st woman mayor of Chicago IL

    • April 3, 1980 "Death - Luella Gear actress (Joe & Mabel), dies at 82"

    • April 3, 1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

    • April 3, 1981 "Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumped 6' 8.25"", with 1 leg"

    • April 3, 1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area

    • April 3, 1982 "Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point"

    • April 3, 1982 "Death - Herman W Filarski Dutch bridge journalist, dies at 69"

    • April 3, 1982 "Death - Warren Oates actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke), dies at 53"

    • April 3, 1982 Great Britain dispatched a naval task force to the south Atlantic to reclaim the disputed Falkland Islands from Argentina.

    • April 3, 1982 UN Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland Islands

    • April 3, 1983 12th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott

    • April 3, 1983 2nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Southern California beats Los Angeles Tech 69-67

    • April 3, 1984 Bombay beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy

    • April 3, 1984 Guinea suspends constitution after coup

    • April 3, 1984 Soyuz T-11 carries 3 cosmonauts (1 Indian-Rakesh Sharma) to Salyut 7

    • April 3, 1985 French government adopts equal electoral system

    • April 3, 1985 Players' Association agrees to expand LCS from 5 to 7 games

    • April 3, 1985 "Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London"

    • April 3, 1986 "Death - Peter Pears English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75"

    • April 3, 1986 "Death - Richard Manuel rock pianist/vocalist (Band), dies on 41st birthday"

    • April 3, 1986 Maureen O'Boyle (future host of Current Affair) is raped

    • April 3, 1986 "US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000"

    • April 3, 1987 Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualifying record of 212.809 mph at Talladega

    • April 3, 1987 Chicago Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to A's for 3 minor leaguers

    • April 3, 1987 "Duchess of Windsor's jewels auctioned for ť31,380,197"

    • April 3, 1987 "The late Duchess of Windsor's jewels are auctioned, fetching nearly $US45 million."

    • April 3, 1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR

    • April 3, 1988 17th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott

    • April 3, 1988 7th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion Louisiana Tech beat Auburn 56-54

    • April 3, 1988 "Death - Milton A Caniff US cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at 81"

    • April 3, 1988 "Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak"

    • April 3, 1988 "New Jersey Devils beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT, to clinch their 1st ever playoff spot"

    • April 3, 1988 Somalia & Ethiopia sign accord about Ogaden desert

    • April 3, 1989 """Sunrise"" a Gannett newspaper begins publishing for the Bronx"

    • April 3, 1989 51st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion Michigan beats Seton Hall 80-79 (OT)

    • April 3, 1989 "Death - Norman Woolard actor (Guilty, Saul & David, Medeleine), dies at 79"

    • April 3, 1989 Mets win 11th consecutive home opener 8-4 over St Louis at Shea Stadium

    • April 3, 1990 "Death - Katharine Balfour actress (Love Story), dies of ALS at 69"

    • April 3, 1990 "Death - Sarah Vaughan jazz singer, dies of lung cancer at 66"

    • April 3, 1991 """Penn & Teller - Refrigerator Tour"" opens at Eugene O'Neill NYC"

    • April 3, 1991 12th Emmy Sports Award presentation

    • April 3, 1991 Bo Jackson signs 1-year contract with Chicago White Sox

    • April 3, 1991 "Death - Graham Greene British writer (3rd Man, Our man in Havana), dies at 86"

    • April 3, 1991 Thomas Bos skates world record 3 km (3:65.16)

    • April 3, 1991 UN Security Council adopts Gulf War truce resolution

    • April 3, 1992 1st exhibition game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards-Baltimore Orioles beat New York Mets

    • April 3, 1992 "Death - Lloyd ""Slim"" Andrews actor (Buf Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies"

    • April 3, 1992 "Death - Margaret Barker actress (Fathers & Son), dies of lung cancer at 83"

    • April 3, 1992 "First five coed recruit companies from Orlando, FL Naval Training Center granduate."

    • April 3, 1993 "Death - Alexander Mnouchkine French movie producer (Professional), dies at 83"

    • April 3, 1993 "Death - Dieter Plage German wildlife filmmaker, dies at 57"

    • April 3, 1993 "Death - Eduardo Cabellero Calderon Colombian writer/diplomat, dies at 83"

    • April 3, 1993 "Death - Pinky Lee kiddie host (Pinky Lee Show), dies of heart attack at 85"

    • April 3, 1994 13th NCAA Women Basketball Championship North Carolina beats Louisiana Tech 60-59

    • April 3, 1994 1st roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) announced

    • April 3, 1994 6th Seniors Golf Tradition Ray Floyd

    • April 3, 1994 "Death - Betty Furness actress/news consumer reporter (WNBC), dies at 78"

    • April 3, 1994 "Death - Frank G Wells US director (Walt Disney), dies at 62"

    • April 3, 1994 "Death - Jerome Lejeune French geneticist (Syndrome of Down), dies at 67"

    • April 3, 1994 "Death - Pat Harper NYC news anchor (WPIX, WNBC), dies"

    • April 3, 1995 57th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78

    • April 3, 1995 "Death - David Alexander Reginald Herbert writer, dies at 86"

    • April 3, 1995 "Death - Harvey Pennick golfer/teacher, dies at 89"

    • April 3, 1995 Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena

    • April 3, 1996 "A United States Air Force airplane carrying United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown crashes in Croatia, killing all 35 on board."

    • April 3, 1996 "Death - Carl Stokes 1st black mayor of a major US city (Cleveland OH), dies"

    • April 3, 1996 "Death - Christopher John Seward aid worker, dies at 45"

    • April 3, 1996 "Death - Ronald Harmon Brown Secretary of Commerce, dies in an accident at 54"

    • April 3, 1996 "Death - Roosevelt ""Booba"" Barnes bluesman, dies at 59"

    • April 3, 1996 South Australia grab exciting draw vs Western Australia to win Sheffield Shield

    • April 3, 1996 St Francis Fighting Saints scores college baseball run record 71-1

    • April 3, 1996 "Suspected ""Unabomber"" Theodore Kaczynski is arrested at his Montana cabin."

    • April 3, 1997 """Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical"", opens at Royale NYC for 109 performance"

    • April 3, 1997 "Death - Judy Flannery master triathlete, killed by a car at 56"

    • April 3, 1997 Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but 1 of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas.

    • April 3, 1998 World Ice Dance Figure Skating Championship in Minneapolis MN; Russians Anjelika Krylova and Oleg Ovsyannikov win

    • April 3, 2000 62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at RCA Dome Indianapolis

    • April 3, 2000 "United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping ""an oppressive thumb"" on its competitors."

    • April 3, 2007 An official new world record for conventional-train speed of 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph) is set by a French TGV on the LGV Est high speed line east of Paris.







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