About April 3

April 3, 2020 is the 94th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 272 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 315 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.
  • 1077
    The first Parliament of Friuli is created.
  • 1559
    The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1885
    Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.
  • 1895
    Trial of the libel case instigated by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality.
  • 1933
    First flight over Mount Everest, a British expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    The Leadbeater’s Possum is rediscovered in Australia after 72 years.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to “Vietnamize” the war effort.
  • 1974
    The Super Outbreak occurs, the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history. The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.
  • 2000
    United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors.
  • 2007
    Conventional-Train World Speed Record: a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    Texas law enforcement cordons off the FLDS’s YFZ Ranch. Eventually 533 women and children will be removed and taken into state custody.

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