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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
- 1077The first Parliament of Friuli is created.
- 1860The first successful United States Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California begins.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1969Vietnam War: United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to “Vietnamize” the war effort.
- 1996A United States Air Force airplane carrying United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown crashes in Croatia, killing all 35 on board.
- 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?
- 1900Albert Walsh, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1958)
- 1911Stanisława Walasiewicz, Polish Olympic athlete (d. 1980)
- 1920Stan Freeman, American composer and lyricist (d. 2001)
- 1921Darío Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer and songwriter (d. 1968)
- 1936Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist (d. 2008)
- 1951Mel Schacher, American musician
- 1952Mike Moore, American politician and attorney
- 1973Matthew Ferguson, Canadian actor
- 1982Jared Allen, American football player
- 1986Amanda Bynes, American actress
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