April 3: Day of the Week
April 3, 2020 was the 94th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 272 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 1860The first successful United States Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California begins.
- 1922Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- 1933First flight over Mount Everest, a British expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston
- 1942World War II: Japanese forces begin an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.
- 1948In Jeju, South Korea, a civil-war-like period of violence and human rights abuses begins, known as the Jeju massacre.
- 1948President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
- 1955The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg’s book Howl against obscenity charges.
- 1969Vietnam War: United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to “Vietnamize” the war effort.
- 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?
- 1683Mark Catesby, English naturalist (d. 1749)
- 1806Ivan Kireevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher (d. 1856)
- 1905Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (d. 1965)
- 1939François de Roubaix, French film score composer (d. 1975)
- 1942Marsha Mason, American actress
- 1943Jonathan Lynn, British actor and comedy writer
- 1943Richard Manuel, Canadian musician and songwriter (d. 1986)
- 1952K. Krishnasamy, Indian politician and physician
- 1967Pervis Ellison, American basketball player
- 1982Fler, German rapper
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