April 3: Day of the Week
April 3, 2021 was the 93rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 272 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1865American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.
- 1882American Old West: Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1968Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his “I've Been to the Mountaintop” speech.
- 1974The Super Outbreak occurs, the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history. The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.
- 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?
- 1764John Abernethy, English surgeon (d. 1831)
- 1885Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1954)
- 1961Eddie Murphy, American actor and comedian
- 1963Jack Del Rio, American football coach
- 1966John de Vries, Australian racing driver
- 1972Sandrine Testud, French Top-10 tennis player
- 1975Koji Uehara, Japanese baseball player
- 1981Aaron Bertram, American musician
- 1981Heath Ramsay, Australian Olympic swimmer
- 1991Hayley Kiyoko, Japanese-American actress
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