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  • Lüneburg, Germany
    Saturday Apr 3, 1700

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Enrolled in the prestigious St. Michael's School in Lüneburg

    Lüneburg, Germany
    Saturday Apr 3, 1700

    By 3 April 1700, Bach and his schoolfriend Georg Erdmann—who was two years Bach's elder—were enrolled in the prestigious St. Michael's School in Lüneburg, some two weeks' travel north of Ohrdruf.




  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Monday Apr 3, 1922

    Joseph Stalin

    General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Monday Apr 3, 1922

    At the 11th Party Congress in 1922, Lenin nominated Stalin as the party's new General Secretary. Although concerns were expressed that adopting this new post on top of his others would overstretch his workload and give him too much power, Stalin was appointed to the position.




  • Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 3, 1924

    Marlon Brando

    Birth

    Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 3, 1924

    Brando was born on April 3, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Marlon Brando, Sr.




  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 3, 1936

    Lucky Luciano

    Arrested

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 3, 1936

    On April 3, Luciano was arrested in Hot Springs on a criminal warrant from New York. The next day in New York, Dewey indicted Luciano and his accomplices on 60 counts of compulsory prostitution. Luciano's lawyers in Arkansas then began a fierce legal battle against extradition.




  • Germany
    Sunday Apr 3, 1938

    Adolf Hitler

    Prepare for Fall Weiss

    Germany
    Sunday Apr 3, 1938

    On 3 April, Hitler ordered the military to prepare for Fall Weiss ("Case White"), the plan for invading Poland on 25 August.




  • Shaw, Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 3, 1950

    Carter G. Woodson

    Death

    Shaw, Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 3, 1950

    Woodson died suddenly from a heart attack in the office within his home in the Shaw, Washington, D.C. neighborhood on April 3, 1950, at the age of 74. He is buried at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Suitland, Maryland.




  • Bayamo, Cuba
    Monday Apr 3, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bomb attack on militia barracks

    Bayamo, Cuba
    Monday Apr 3, 1961

    Soon after the success of the Cuban Revolution, militant counter-revolutionary groups developed in an attempt to overthrow the new regime. Undertaking armed attacks against government forces. On 3 April 1961, a bomb attack on militia barracks in Bayamo killed four militia, and wounded eight more.


  • Schaumburg, Illinois, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 3, 1973

    Mobile Phones

    The First Mobile Telephone Call From Handheld Subscriber Equipment

    Schaumburg, Illinois, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 3, 1973

    On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, his rival. The prototype handheld phone used by Dr. Cooper weighed 1.1 kilograms (2.4 lb) and measured 23 by 13 by 4.5 centimetres (9.1 by 5.1 by 1.8 in). The prototype offered a talk time of just 30 minutes and took 10 hours to re-charge.


  • H-3 Airbase, Iraq
    Friday Apr 3, 1981

    Iran–Iraq War

    Attack on H3

    H-3 Airbase, Iraq
    Friday Apr 3, 1981

    The Iraqi Air Force, badly damaged by the Iranians, was moved to the H-3 Airbase in Western Iraq, near the Jordanian border and away from Iran. However, on 3 April 1981, the Iranian air force used eight F-4 Phantom fighter bombers, four F-14 Tomcats, three Boeing 707 refuelling tankers, and one Boeing 747 command plane to launch a surprise attack on H3, destroying 27–50 Iraqi fighter jets and bombers.


  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 3, 1981

    Juan Trippe

    Death

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 3, 1981

    Trippe suffered a stroke in September 1980, which forced him to cut back on his workload; he died after suffering a second stroke at his New York City home on April 3, 1981, at the age of 81. He is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.


  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 3, 1982

    Falklands War

    The United Kingdom's United Nations ambassador Sir Anthony Parsons put a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 3, 1982

    On the evening of 3 April, the United Kingdom's United Nations ambassador Sir Anthony Parsons put a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council.


  • Estonia
    Tuesday Apr 3, 1990

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Estonian Prime Minister

    Estonia
    Tuesday Apr 3, 1990

    On April 3, 1990, Edgar Savisaar of the Popular Front of Estonia was elected chairman of the Council of Ministers (the equivalent of being Prime Minister).


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Apr 3, 1992

    Bosnian War

    Battle of Kupres

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Apr 3, 1992

    On 3 April, the Battle of Kupres began between the JNA and a combined HV-HVO force that ended in a JNA victory.


  • U.S.
    Monday Apr 3, 2000

    Microsoft

    Judgement Handed Down The Case

    U.S.
    Monday Apr 3, 2000

    On April 3, 2000, a judgment was handed down in the case of United States v. Microsoft Corp.


  • Italy
    Sunday Apr 3, 2005

    Silvio Berlusconi

    Loss in 2005 regional elections

    Italy
    Sunday Apr 3, 2005

    In the 2005 regional elections (3 April/4 April 2005), centre-left candidates the for regional presidencies won in 12 out of 14 regions where control of local governments and presidencies were at stake. Berlusconi's coalition held only two of the regions (Lombardy and Veneto) up for re-election. Three parties, Union of Christian and Centre Democrats, National Alliance and New Italian Socialist Party, threatened to withdraw from the Berlusconi government.


  • Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
    Monday Apr 3, 2006

    Desmond Doss

    Burring

    Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
    Monday Apr 3, 2006

    He was buried on April 3, 2006, in the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Frances (his 2nd wife) died three years later on February 3, 2009, at the Piedmont Health Care Center in Piedmont, Alabama.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 3, 2010

    Apple Inc.

    iPad Launched

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 3, 2010

    Later that year on April 3, 2010, the iPad was launched in the US. It sold more than 300,000 units on its first day, and 500,000 by the end of the first week.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Apr 3, 2010

    James Bond

    Second story was adapted by BBC

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Apr 3, 2010

    A Second story was adapted and on 3 April 2010 BBC Radio 4 broadcast Goldfinger with Toby Stephens again playing Bond.


  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania XXVII

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2011

    On April 3, at WrestleMania XXVII, The Rock opened the show by cutting a promo. After appearing in numerous backstage segments, The Rock came to ringside to restart the main event between Cena and The Miz as a No Disqualification match, after it had ended in a draw. As revenge for the Attitude Adjustment Cena had given him on Raw, Rock hit Cena with the Rock Bottom, allowing The Miz to pin him and retain the WWE Championship.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2011

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal returned after missing 27 games due to his Achilles

    U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2011

    Privately, he wanted to start, but kept it to himself. O'Neal missed games throughout the season due to an assortment of ailments to his right leg including knee, calf, hip, and Achilles injuries. The Celtics traded away center Kendrick Perkins in February partially due to the expectation that O'Neal would return to fill Perkins' role. The Celtics were 33–10 in games Perkins had missed during the year due to injury, and they were 19–3 in games that O'Neal played over 20 minutes. After requesting a cortisone shot, O'Neal returned April 3 after missing 27 games due to his Achilles; he played only five minutes due to a strained right calf. It was the last regular season game he would play that year.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 3, 2013

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook Unveiled Facebook Home

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 3, 2013

    On April 3, 2013, Facebook unveiled Facebook Home, a user-interface layer for Android devices offering greater integration with the site.


  • Arlington, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2016

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania 32

    Arlington, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2016

    The Rock appeared at WrestleMania 32 where he announced that WWE had broken the all-time WrestleMania attendance record before being interrupted by The Wyatt Family. The Rock got into a verbal back-and-forth with Bray Wyatt before having an impromptu match with Wyatt Family member Erick Rowan. The Rock won after giving Rowan a Rock Bottom and pinning him in six seconds, which set the record for the fastest win in WrestleMania history.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 3, 2019

    Donald Trump

    House Ways and Means Committee made a formal request to the Internal Revenue Service for Trump's personal and business tax returns

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 3, 2019

    On April 3, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee made a formal request to the Internal Revenue Service for Trump's personal and business tax returns from 2013 to 2018, setting a deadline of April 10. That day, Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said the deadline would not be met, and the deadline was extended to April 23, which also was not honored, and on May 6 Mnuchin said the request would be denied. On May 10, 2019, committee chairman Richard Neal subpoenaed the Treasury Department and the IRS for the returns and seven days later the subpoenas were defied. A fall 2018 draft IRS legal memo asserted that Trump must provide his tax returns to Congress unless he invokes executive privilege, contradicting the administration's justification for defying the earlier subpoena. Mnuchin asserted the memo actually addressed a different matter.


  • Spain
    Friday Apr 3, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Spain Surpassed Italy

    Spain
    Friday Apr 3, 2020

    On April 3rd, Spain surpassed Italy in total cases due to the virus and is now second only to the U.S. which has over a quarter of a million cases


  • China
    Friday Apr 3, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Qingming Festival of 2020

    China
    Friday Apr 3, 2020

    On 3 April, the Chinese government declared 4 April, the Qingming Festival of 2020, a national day of mourning for those who lost their lives in the coronavirus pandemic. At 10 a.m., people were asked to observe three minutes of silence while sirens and vehicle horns blasted out. Chinese flags were flown at half-mast across the country and at embassies overseas. All public entertainment was halted for the day.


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