On This Day..... April 3

 

APRIL 3RD

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MOUSSE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TWEED DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FIND A RAINBOW DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • WASHINGTON IRVING (1783-1859)
  • BOSS TWEED (1823-1878)
  • DORIS DAY (1922, 96)
 
  • MARLON BRANDO (1924-2004)
  • HELMUT KOHL (1930-2017)
 
  • JANE GOODALL (1934, 84)
  • WAYNE NEWTON (1942, 76)
 
  • ALEC BALDWIN (1958, 60)
  • DAVID HYDE PIERCE (1959, 59)
 
  • EDDIE MURPHY (1961, 57)
  • NIGEL FARAGE (1964, 54)
 
  • JENNIE GARTH (1972, 46)
  • AMANDA BYNES (1986, 32)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 33, JESUS CHRIST IS CRUCIFIED (ACCORDING TO ASTRONOMERS)
 
  • IN 1776, GEORGE WASHINGTON RECEIVES AN HONORARY DEGREE FROM HARVARD
  • IN 1860, THE PONY EXPRESS BEGINS DELIVERIES FROM MISSOURRI TO SACRAMENTO
  • IN 1865, UNION FORCES OCCUPY THE CONFEDERATE CAPITAL IN RICHMOND, VA
  • IN 1882, JESSE JAMES IS SHOT AND KILLED AT 34
 
  • IN 1889, THE FIRST BANK FOR BLACK PEOPLE IS OPENED IN VIRGINIA
  • IN 1918, CONGRESS ADOPTS THE AMERICAN’S CREED OF WILLIAM TYLER PAGE: “A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE… ESTABLISHED UPON THOSE PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM, EQUALITY, JUSTICE AND HUMANITY”
  • IN 1920, F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (23) MARRIES HIS WIFE ZELDA (19)
 
  • IN 1922, VLADMIR LENIN APPOINTS JOSEPH STALIN AS THE GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE RUSSIAN COMMUNIST PARTY
  • IN 1923, TWO OF THE “BLACK SOX” UNSUCCESSFULLY SUE THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX FOR BACK PAY
  • IN 1936, BRUNO HAUPTMANN IS EXECUTED IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR FOR THE KIDNAPPING AND MURDER OF THE LINDBURGH BABY
 
  • IN 1944, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT “WHITE PRIMARIES” ARE ILLEGAL
  • IN 1945, THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI IS DESTROYED BY AN AMERICAN BOMBER
  • IN 1946, JAPANESE GENERAL MASAHARU HOMMA IS EXECUTED FOR WAR CRIMES FOR HIS ROLE IN THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH DURING WORLD WAR II
 
  • IN 1948, THE FIRST US FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE HELD
  • IN 1948, PRESIDENT TRUMAN SIGNS THE MARSHALL PLAN GIVING $5 BILLION IN AID TO 16 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
  • IN 1951, DORIS DAY MARRIES HER PRODUCER MARTIN MELCHER
  • IN 1953, THE FIRST ISSUE OF “TV GUIDE” IS PUBLISHED
 
  • IN 1955, THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU) AGREES TO DEFEND ALLEN GINSBERG AGAINST CHARGES THAT HIS BOOK “HOWL” IS OBSCENE
  • IN 1956, ALMOST A QUARTER OF ALL AMERICANS TUNE IN TO THE MILTON BERLE SHOW TO WATCH ELVIS PRESLEY PERFORM LIVE FROM THE FLIGHT DECK OF THE USS HANCOCK
 
  • IN 1958, REBELS FOLLOWING FIDEL CASTRO ATTACK HAVANA IN CUBA
  • IN 1961, THE MARCELS HIT #1 WITH “BLUE MOON”
 
  • IN 1968, “PLANET OF THE APES” OPENS WIDE ACROSS AMERICA
  • IN 1968, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PROCLAIMS IN A SPEECH THAT “I HAVE BEEN TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP”
 
  • IN 1969, JIM MORRISON IS ARRESTED FOR EXPOSING HIMSELF DURING A MIAMI CONCERT A MONTH EARLIER
  • IN 1971, THE TEMPTATIONS HIT #1 WITH “JUST MY IMAGINATION”
 
  • IN 1973, THE FIRST CALL MADE FROM A CELL PHONE IS MADE IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1975, BOBBY FISCHER IS STRIPPED OF THE WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP BECAUSE HE REFUSES TO DEFEND IT
  • IN 1975, JAMES RUPPERT KILLS 11 OF HIS OWN FAMILY MEMBERS IN AN EASTER SUNDAY MASSACRE
 
  • IN 1977, EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT ANWAR SADAT MEETS WITH AMERICAN PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER TO DISCUSS PEACE WITH ISRAEL
  • IN 1986, THE US NATIOANAL DEBT PASSES $2 TRILLION
  • IN 1991, OPERATION DESERT STORM COMES TO AN OFFICIAL CLOSE
  • IN 1994, CHARLES KURALT RETIRES FROM CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING
 
  • IN 1996, UNABOMBER TED KACZYNSKI IS CAUGHT BY THE FBI AFTER 18 YEARS
  • IN 1996, COMMERCE SECRETARY RON BROWN DIES WHEN HIS PLANE CRASHES IN CROATIA. BROWN HAD INDICATED THAT HE WOULD IMPLICATE PRESIDENT CLINTON IN HIS ONGOING CORRUPTION TRIAL PROMPTING CONSPIRACY THEORIES THAT CLINTON HAD HIM KILLED
 
  • IN 2007, KEITH RICHARD RETRACTS AN EARLIER STATEMENT THAT HE MIXED HIS FATHER ASHES WITH COCAINE AND SNORTED HIM AFTER HIS DEATH
  • IN 2008, MARIAH CAREY GOES TO #1 WITH “TOUCH MY BODY”, PASSING ELVIS PRESLEY FOR MOST #1’S BY A SOLO ARTIST WITH 18
 
  • IN 2012, BARACK OBAMA SECURES THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR RE-ELECTION AS PRESIDENT
  • IN 2016, THE PANAMA PAPERS, 11.5 MILLION CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS FROM A CENTRAL AMERICAN FIRM, ARE RELEASED SHOWING HOW RICH AND POWERFUL PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HIDE THEIR MONEY IN OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS
  • IN 2017, 11 PEOPLE ARE KILLED WHEN A BOMB GOES OFF IN A SUBWAY IN ST. PETERSBERG
 

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