What’s so great about April 3rd

  All of the following happened on April 3rd in the year . . .

  • 1043Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England.

  • 1860 – The first successful Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California begins.

  • 1882American Old West outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford for a $5,000 reward.

  • 1885Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.

  • 1936Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh II, the baby son of world-famous pilot Charles Lindbergh.

  • 1948President Harry Truman signs the Marshall Plan which authorizes $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.

  • 1953TV Guide is published for the first time.

  • 1968Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech.

  • 1973 – The first portable cell phone call is placed in New York City.

  • 1974The Super Outbreak occurs, the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history. The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.

  • 1975Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.

  • 2007 – An official new world record for conventional-train speed of 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph) is set by a French TGV on the LGV Est high speed line east of Paris.

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3 comments

  1. What about other days? 🙂 And what will you write in next April 3rd?

  2. Next April 3rd, I’ll write that in 2008, Ladyperfection visited my blog! 🙂

  3. Now you can write that I visited too!

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