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.
  • 1559
    The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to “Vietnamize” the war effort.
  • 1973
    Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, though it took ten years for the DynaTAC 8000X to become the first such phone to be commercially released.
  • 1974
    The Super Outbreak occurs, the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history. The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.
  • 1981
    The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.
  • 1996
    A United States Air Force airplane carrying United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown crashes in Croatia, killing all 35 on board.
  • 1996
    Suspected “Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski is arrested at his cabin in Montana, United States.
  • 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
    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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