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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1043Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England.
- 1559The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars.
- 1888The first of 11 unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs.
- 1929RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line.
- 1955The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg’s book Howl against obscenity charges.
- 1956Hudsonville-Standale Tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.
- 1961The Leadbeater’s Possum is rediscovered in Australia after 72 years.
- 1973Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, though it took ten years for the DynaTAC 8000X to become the first such phone to be commercially released.
- 2007Conventional-Train World Speed Record: a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.
- 2008ATA Airlines, once one of the 10 largest U.S. passenger airlines and largest charter airline, files for bankruptcy for the second time in 5 years and ceases all operations.
Who were born on April 3?
- 1367King Henry IV of England (d. 1413)
- 1924Marlon Brando, American actor (d. 2004)
- 1942Wayne Newton, American singer
- 1952Mike Moore, American politician and attorney
- 1955Hariharan, Indian singer
- 1961Michalis Rakintzis, Greek songwriter and singer
- 1969Rodney Hampton, American football player
- 1975Shawn Bates, American ice hockey player
- 1975Yoshinobu Takahashi, Japanese baseball player
- 1984Maxi López, Argentine footballer
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