All Events

Historical Events on April 3

  • American Old West


    American Old West: Robert Ford kills Jesse James.

  • Joseph Stalin


    Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

  • Mount Everest


    First flight over Mount Everest, a British expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston.

  • World War II


    World War II: Japanese forces begin an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.

  • Martin Luther King Jr.


    Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.

  • Vietnam War


    Vietnam War: United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.

  • Islamic terrorists


    Islamic terrorists involved in the 2004 Madrid train bombings are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.

  • Texas


    Texas law enforcement cordons off the FLDS's YFZ Ranch. Eventually 533 women and children will be taken into state custody.

  • Apple Inc.


    Apple Inc. released the first generation iPad, a tablet computer.

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