Today in History – April 3 in History

Today in History – April 3 in History

What happened on this day in history – April 3 in History around the world

628 In Persia, Kavadh sues for peace with the Byzantines.
1367 John of Gaunt and Edward the Black Prince win the Battle of Najara, in Spain.
1559 Philip II of Spain and Henry II of France sign the peace of Cateau-Cambresis, ending a long series of wars between the Hapsburg and Valois dynasties.
1860 The Pony Express connects St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.
1862 Slavery is abolished in Washington, D.C.
1865 Union forces occupy the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
1882 The American outlaw Jesse James is shot in the back and killed by his cousin, Bob Ford.
1910 Alaska’s Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America is climbed.
1920 F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre are married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
1936 Bruno Hauptmann, killer of the Lindbergh baby, is executed.
1942 The Japanese begin their all-out assault on the U.S. and Filipino troops at Bataan.
1944 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that black citizens are eligible to vote in all elections, including primaries.
1948 President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan, it will revive war-torn Europe.
1966 Three-thousand South Vietnamese Army troops lead a protest against the Ky regime in Saigon.
1972 Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States after a twenty-year absence.
1984 Coach John Thompson of Georgetown University becomes the first African-American coach to win an NCAA basketball tournament.
Born on April 3
1783 Washington Irving, American writer (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle).
1822 Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author (Man without a Country).
1823  William Macy “Boss” Tweed, New York City political boss.
1837 John Burroughs, nature writer.
1842 Hermann Karl Vogel, German astonomer.
1888 Gertrude Bridget “Ma” Rainey, American singer, “the mother of the blues.”
1898 Henry R. Luce, magazine publisher, founder of Time, Fortune and Life.
1924 Marlon Brando, actor (On the Waterfront, The Godfather).
1924 Doris Von Kappelhoff [Doris Day], American singer and actress.
1930 Helmut Kohl, chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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