April 3: Day of the Week
April 3, 2018 was the 93rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 272 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1885Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.
- 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.
- 1955The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg’s book Howl against obscenity charges.
- 1968Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his “I've Been to the Mountaintop” speech.
- 2000United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors.
- 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?
- 1893Leslie Howard, English actor (d. 1943)
- 1916Herb Caen, American newspaper columnist (d. 1997)
- 1944Tony Orlando, American musician
- 1949Richard Thompson, English musician and songwriter
- 1964Bjarne Riis, Danish cyclist
- 1968Charlotte Coleman, English actress (d. 2001)
- 1972Sandrine Testud, French Top-10 tennis player
- 1979Grégoire, French singer-songwriter
- 1982Fler, German rapper
- 1986Sergio Sánchez, Spanish footballer
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