About April 3

April 3, 2021 is the 93rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 272 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Aries is the sun 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 304 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 3

  • 33
    Generally agreed-upon date for the historical crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity.
  • 1043
    Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England.
  • 1834
    The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.
  • 1860
    The first successful United States Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California begins.
  • 1882
    American Old West: Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.
  • 1885
    Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.
  • 1888
    The first of 11 unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs.
  • 1895
    Trial of the libel case instigated by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality.
  • 1929
    RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line.
  • 1936
    Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces begin an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.
  • 1946
    Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March.
  • 1948
    In Jeju, South Korea, a civil-war-like period of violence and human rights abuses begins, known as the Jeju massacre.
  • 1948
    President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
  • 1955
    The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg’s book Howl against obscenity charges.
  • 1956
    Hudsonville-Standale Tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.
  • 1974
    The Super Outbreak occurs, the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history. The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.
  • 1996
    A United States Air Force airplane carrying United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown crashes in Croatia, killing all 35 on board.
  • 1997
    The Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but 1 of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas.
  • 2007
    Conventional-Train World Speed Record: a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.

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