April 3: Day of the Week
April 3, 2020 is the 94th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 272 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1865American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.
- 1885Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.
- 1895Trial of the libel case instigated by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality.
- 1922Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- 1929RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line.
- 1933First flight over Mount Everest, a British expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston
- 1975Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.
- 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?
- 1814Lorenzo Snow, 5th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) (d. 1901)
- 1881Alcide De Gasperi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1954)
- 1948Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer
- 1975Michael Olowokandi, Nigerian basketball player
- 1975Yoshinobu Takahashi, Japanese baseball player
- 1976Will Mellor, English actor
- 1978Tommy Haas, German tennis player
- 1981Matthew Nash, Australian footballer
- 1987Jason Kipnis, American baseball player
- 1989Thisara Perera, Sri Lankan cricket player
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