Today in History April 3: What Happened on This Date?

  • 1941 Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in Iraq
  • 1941 Walton’s overture “Scapino” premieres in Chicago
  • 1944 British dive bombers attack battle cruiser Tirpitz at Kåfjorden, Norway

Today in History April 3: What Happened on This Date?

  • 1944 US Supreme Court (Smith v Allwright) “white primaries” unconstitutional
  • 1945 World War II: Dutch city of Hengelo freed from Nazi control by the Canadian Army
  • 1946 Netherlands-German postal relations resume
  • 1947 “Barefoot Boy with Cheek” opens at Martin Beck NYC for 108 performances
  • 1948 1st US figure skating championships held
  • 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
  • 1968 “Planet of the Apes”, starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell premiers nationally in United States
  • 1969 Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start a policy of “Vietnamization”, reducing American involvement
  • 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
  • 1971 125th Grand National: John Cook aboard 28/1 chance Specify wins a close finish between the leading 5 in the final furlong
  • 1971 16th Eurovision Song Contest: Severine for Monaco wins singing “Un banc, un arbre, une rue” in Dublin
  • 1971 The Temptations score their second US No. 1 with “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)”
  • 1973 1st mobile phone call is made in downtown Manhattan, NYC by Motorola employee Martin Cooper to the Bell Labs headquarters in New Jersey
  • 1974 Gold hits record $197 an ounce in Paris
  • 1974 The Super Outbreak: 2nd largest tornado outbreak over 24hr period with 148 confirmed tornadoes in 13 US states, killing approximately 315 people and injuring nearly 5,500
  • 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 pockets 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
  • 1986 Maureen O’Boyle (future host of “A 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 MLB Chicago Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to Oakland A’s for 3 minor league players
  • 1987 Duchess of Windsor’s jewels auctioned for £31,380,197
  • 1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1988 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Amy Alcott wins the 2nd of her 3 DS events, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Colleen Walker
  • 1988 7th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tech beats Auburn, 56-54; Lady Techsters Erica Westbrooks MOP
  • 2013 50 people are killed by flooding across Argentina
  • 2013 24 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff in Papua New Guinea
  • 2014 Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is elected President of Malta
  • 2016 Panama Papers published – 11.5 million confidential documents from offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca expose widespread illegal activities including fraud, kleptocracy, tax evasion and the violation of international sanctions by the world’s elite in the world’s largest ever data leak
  • 2016 ICC Women’s Cricket T20 World Cup, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Hayley Matthews with 66 from 45 balls leads West Indies to 149/2; beat Australia 148/5 by 4 wickets with 2 balls to spare
  • 2016 ANA Inspiration Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins by 1 from Charley Hull & Chun In-gee for her second major title

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