What happened this day in history April 3

What are the important events that happened on April 3? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 3: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 3 is the 94th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 272 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 21, 2024 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,712,102,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘enneacontatetragon’ day.

Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 301 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 4,121 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 3 Historical Events

  • 33
    Generally agreed-upon date for the historical crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity.
  • 1860
    The first successful United States Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California begins.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1882
    American Old West: Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.
  • 1895
    Trial of the libel case instigated by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality.
  • 1922
    Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 1946
    Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March.
  • 1948
    President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
  • 1956
    Hudsonville-Standale Tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.
  • 2008
    ATA Airlines, once one of the 10 largest U.S. passenger airlines and largest charter airline, files for bankruptcy for the second time in 5 years and ceases all operations.

Who were born on April 3?

  • 1821
    T. Pelham Dale, Anglican clergyman prosecuted for Ritualist practices in the 1870s (d. 1892)
  • 1842
    Ulric Dahlgren, American Unionist colonel (d. 1864)
  • 1938
    Jeff Barry, American songwriter and record producer
  • 1943
    Richard Manuel, Canadian musician and songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1945
    Bernard Parent, Quebec ice hockey player
  • 1951
    Mel Schacher, American musician
  • 1960
    Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Dutch musician
  • 1964
    Bjarne Riis, Danish cyclist
  • 1985
    Leona Lewis, English singer
  • 1987
    Jay Bruce, American baseball player

Who died on April 3?

  • 1350
    Eudes IV, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1295)
  • 1728
    James Anderson, Scottish lawyer (b. 1662)
  • 1897
    Johannes Brahms, German composer (b. 1833)
  • 1950
    Kurt Weill, German composer (b. 1900)
  • 1981
    Juan Trippe, Airline entrepreneur and pioneer, Pan Am founder (b. 1899)
  • 1982
    Warren Oates, American character actor (b. 1928)
  • 1988
    Milton Caniff, American cartoonist (Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon) (b. 1907)
  • 2002
    Fad Gadget, English singer and musician (b. 1956)
  • 2007
    Eddie Robinson, American football coach (b. 1919)
  • 2008
    Hrvoje Ćustić, Croatian football player (b. 1983)

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