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1957Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" premieres in London

1958Fidel Castro's rebels attacked Havana

1917Lenin arrives in Petrograd from Switzerland [NS=April 16]

197850th Academy Awards - "Annie Hall", Richard Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win

2006Steve Yzerman scores his final NHL goal (#692) against the Calgary Flames

1922Stalin appointed General Secretary of Communist Party

1948US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)

1975Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it

1882American Old West: Outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.

2012US President Barack Obama officially secures Democratic presidential nomination

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open

1995Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena

19946th Seniors Golf Tradition: Ray Floyd

1955The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.

1977Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat's 1st meeting with US President Jimmy Carter

1776George Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College

1941Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion

19776th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

1988Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak

19302nd Academy Awards - "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win

April 3rd Historical Events
Date Event
419
[Etalius] ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
1043
Edward the Confessor crowned king of England 
1077
The first Parliament of Friuli is created. 
1312
2nd council of Vienna 
1376
Battle of Navarrete (Najera), English beat French 
1559
Spain & France sign 2nd Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis 
1582
French van Valois honored as duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen 
1645
English Long Parliament passes the Self-Denying Ordinance, limiting regional armies, significant step toward New Model Army 
1657
English Lord Protector Cromwell refuses crown 
1679
Edmund Halley meets Johannes Hevelius in Danzig 
1721
Robert Walpole becomes Britain's 1st Lord of the Treasury - effective Prime Minister, although that term was never officially used (indeed, it was considered an insult) until much later. 
1764
Austrian Archduke Jozef crowned himself Holy Roman Emperor Josef II 
1776
George Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College 
1783
Sweden & US sign a treaty of Amity & Commerce 
1790
Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard) created 
1834
The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason. 
1848
Thomas Douglas becomes 1st SF public teacher 
1848
German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt is seen for the last time at McPherson's Station, Coogoon, before he disappears on the same expedition to reach the Swan River 
1856
Gunpowder in church explodes killing 4,000 in Rhodos 
1860
Pony Express began between St Joseph Mo & Sacramento Calif 
1864
Skirmish at Okolona, Arkansas 
1865
Battle at Namozine Church, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign) 
1865
Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond Va & Petersberg 
1868
A Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever - a 50-foot tidal wave 
1882
Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks 
1882
American Old West: Outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford. 
1889
Savings Bank of Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, Va 
1893
1st NSW v Queensland F-C game, at Brisbane Exhibition Ground 
1908
Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hrs 
1910
Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mt McKinley climbed 
1911
Harry James Smith's "Mrs Bumsted-Leigh" premieres in NYC 
1913
British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail 
1917
Lenin arrives in Petrograd from Switzerland [NS=April 16] 
1918
US House of Representatives accepts American Creed written by William Tyler 
1919
Austria expels all Habsburgers 
1922
Stalin appointed General Secretary of Communist Party 
1923
2 "Black Sox" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary 
1925
Great Britain goes back to gold standard 
1925
Netherlands & Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde 
1926
1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C 
1926
2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard 
1926
Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions 
1927
Interstate Commerce Comm transfers Ohio to Eastern time zone 
1929
Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact 
1929
RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line. 
1930
Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) 
1930
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games 
1930
2nd Academy Awards - "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win 
1933
1st airplane flight over Mt Everest 
1933
Then longest North American hockey game requires a 1:44:46 overtime as Maple Leaf Ken Doraty scores to beat Canadiens 1-0 
1935
Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44) 
1936
Al Carr KOs Lew Massey on 1 punch, :07 of 1st round 
1936
Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds 
1941
Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion 
1941
Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in Iraq 
1941
Walton's overture "Scapino" premieres in Chicago 
1943
Jan Dieters (leader of illegal CPN) arrested 
1944
British dive bombers attack battle cruiser Tirpitz 
1944
US Supreme Court (Smith v Allwright) "white primaries" unconstitutional 
1945
Hengelo freed from Nazi control by Canadian army 
1945
Nazis begin evacuation of camp Buchenwald 
1945
US 1st army conquers Hofgeismar 
1946
Netherlands-German postal relations resume 
1947
"Barefoot Boy with Cheek" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 108 perfs 
1948
1st US figure skating championships held 
1948
US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries) 
1948
US female Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill 
1948
US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button 
1949
KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS 
1949
North Atlantic Treaty signed by US, Britain, France & Canada 
1949
WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1951
Christopher Fry's "Sleep of Prisoners" premieres in Oxford 
1952
Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress 
1954
"Me & Juliet" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 358 performances 
1954
Don Perry climbs a 20' rope in under 2.8 seconds (AAU record) 
1955
Balt Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics) 
1955
Fire in cinema in Sclessin, Belgium, kills 39 
1955
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Oklahoma City Golf Open 
1955
Night express train in Guadalajara derails, killing 300 
1955
The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges. 
1956
"Silk Stockings" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 461 performances 
1956
Bulgarian vice premier Traitsjo Kostov rehabilitated 
1956
German war criminals Hinrichsen/Ruhl/Siebens/Viebahn freed 
1956
Hudsonville-Standale Tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado. 
1957
Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" premieres in London 
1957
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
1958
"Say, Darling" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 332 performances 
1958
Fidel Castro's rebels attacked Havana 
1960
Earthquake at Havre, Belgium 
1961
"Happiest Girl in the World" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 97 perfs 
1961
Connie Mack Stadium in Phila is sold to J Schleifer Properties 
1962
Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races) 
1962
Lt General Marshall S Carter, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA 
1964
Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts 
1964
US & Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations 
1965
1st atomic powered spacecraft (snap) launched 
1966
Luna 10 orbits Moon 
1966
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open 
1966
Tom Seaver signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus 
1967
WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1967
113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum 
1968
N Vietnam agrees to meet US reps to set up preliminary peace talks 
1969
Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort. 
1970
Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th attempt 
1970
As part of a new 'get tough' policy in Northern Ireland, Ian Freeland of the British Army, warned that those throwing petrol bombs could be shot dead 
1973
The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States. 
1974
148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states 
1974
Gold hits record $197 an ounce in Paris 
1974
The Super Outbreak : tornadoes in the east, south & midwest United States killed approximately 315 people, with nearly 5,500 injured 
1975
Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it 
1975
James Rupers kills his family to inherit 
1976
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1976
Phila Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game 
1977
6th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth 
1977
Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point 
1977
Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat's 1st meeting with US President Jimmy Carter 
1977
Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg adopt summer time 
1978
50th Academy Awards - "Annie Hall", Richard Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win 
1978
European market & China signs trade agreement 
1978
Larry King moves his radio show from Miami to Washington DC 
1979
Belgium's Martens government forms 
1979
Jane M Byrne (D), elected 1st woman mayor of Chicago, Illinois 
1980
France performs nuclear test 
1980
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1981
Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumped 6' 8.25," with 1 leg 
1981
Race riots in London's Brixton area 
1982
Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point 
1982
UN Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland Islands 
1983
12th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott 
1983
2nd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: South Cal beats LA Tech 69-67 
1984
Bombay beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy 
1984
Guinea suspends constitution after coup 
1984
Soyuz T-11 carries 3 cosmonauts (1 Indian-Rakesh Sharma) to Salyut 7 
1985
French government adopts equal electoral system 
1985
Players' Association agrees to expand LCS from 5 to 7 games 
1985
Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London 
1986
Maureen O'Boyle (future host of Current Affair) is raped 
1986
US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000 
1987
Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega 
1987
Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to A's for 3 minor leaguers 
1987
Duchess of Windsor's jewels auctioned for £31,380,197 
1987
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1988
17th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott 
1988
7th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tec beat Auburn 56-54 
1988
Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak 
1988
NJ Devils beat Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT to join playoffs for 1st time 
1988
Somalia & Ethiopia sign accord about Ogaden desert 
1988
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1989
"Sunrise" a Gannett newspaper begins publishing for Bronx 
1989
51st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich beats Seton Hall 80-79 (OT) 
1989
Mets win 11th consecutive home opener 8-4 over St Louis at Shea Stad 
1991
"Penn & Teller - Refrigerator Tour" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC 
1991
12th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
1991
Bo Jackson signs 1-year contract with Chicago White Sox 
1991
Thomas Bos skates world record 3 km (3:65.16) 
1991
UN Security Council adopts Gulf War truce resolution 
1992
1st exhibition game at Camden Field - Orioles beat NY Mets 
1994
13th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: NC beats Louisiana Tech 60-59 
1994
1st roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) announced 
1994
6th Seniors Golf Tradition: Ray Floyd 
1995
57th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78 
1995
Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena 
1996
South Australia grab exciting draw vs W A to win Sheffield Shield 
1996
St Francis Fighting Saints scores college baseball run record 71-1 
1997
"Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" opens at Royale NYC for 109 performance 
1997
Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but 1 of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas. 
1998
World Ice Dance Figure Skating Championship in Minn 
2000
62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at RCA Dome Indianapolis 
2004
Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves. 
2006
Steve Yzerman scores his final NHL goal (#692) against the Calgary Flames 
2007
Conventional train world speed record: a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record. 
2009
Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 
2012
Spanish unemployment reaches record high, youth unemployment stands at 50% 
2012
Moscow fire kills 17 migrant workers 
2012
US President Barack Obama officially secures Democratic presidential nomination 
2013
46 people are killed and 100 are injured by a court-house suicide bombing in Farah, Afghanistan 
2013
50 people are killed by flooding across Argentina 
2013
24 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff in Papa New Guinea 
2014
Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is elected President of Malta 
2016
Trump again slams NATO allies despite Obama plea 
2016
One dead as plane hits car on California freeway 
2016
Turkey violence: Five soldiers, one police dead in Nusaybin bomb 
2017
Rikers Island Commission Unveils Plan to Shut Down Jail Complex 
2017
14-Year-Old Charged In Sexual Assault Broadcast On Facebook Live 
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