April 3: Day of the Week
April 3, 2019 was the 93rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 272 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
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April 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1559The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars.
- 1882American Old West: Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.
- 1933First flight over Mount Everest, a British expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston
- 1936Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh.
- 1948President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
- 1956Hudsonville-Standale Tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.
- 1969Vietnam War: United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to “Vietnamize” the war effort.
- 1974The Super Outbreak occurs, the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history. The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.
- 2000United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors.
- 2004Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.
Who were born on April 3?
- 1920Stan Freeman, American composer and lyricist (d. 2001)
- 1921Darío Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer and songwriter (d. 1968)
- 1926Alex Grammas, American Major League Baseball coach
- 1939Paul Craig Roberts, American economist
- 1943Doreen Tracey, English-born Mouseketeer
- 1953Sandra Boynton, American greeting-card designer, illustrator, and author
- 1963Criss Oliva, American musician (d. 1993)
- 1966John de Vries, Australian racing driver
- 1975Michael Olowokandi, Nigerian basketball player
- 1985Leona Lewis, English singer
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