April 3: Day of the Week
April 3, 2017 is the 93rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 272 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac 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.
April 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1077The first Parliament of Friuli is created.
- 1559The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars.
- 1834The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.
- 1865American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.
- 1895Trial of the libel case instigated by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality.
- 1933First flight over Mount Everest, a British expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston
- 1948President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
- 1981The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.
- 2000United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors.
- 2008Texas law enforcement cordons off the FLDS’s YFZ Ranch. Eventually 533 women and children will be removed and taken into state custody.
Who were born on April 3?
- 1881Alcide De Gasperi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1954)
- 1893Leslie Howard, English actor (d. 1943)
- 1918Louis Applebaum, Canadian composer, conductor and administrator (d. 2000)
- 1928Don Gibson, American country musician (d. 2003)
- 1928Jennifer Paterson, English chef and TV personality (d. 1999)
- 1949Richard Thompson, English musician and songwriter
- 1961Eddie Murphy, American actor and comedian
- 1963Criss Oliva, American musician (d. 1993)
- 1963Tsuyoshi Sekito, Japanese composer
- 1972Leigh-Allyn Baker, American actress
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