What Happened on April 3rd

Historical Events

  • 1645 English Long Parliament passes the Self-Denying Ordinance, limiting regional armies, significant step toward New Model Army
  • 1922 Joseph Stalin appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by Vladimir Lenin
  • 1930 Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • 1948 US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)
  • 1973 The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States.
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Did You Know?

American outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford at home in St Joseph

On April 3, 1882

Famous Weddings

  • 1920 Novelist and short story writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Sayre (19) at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • 1920 Author F. Scott Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Fitzgerald (19) at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York
  • 1951 Actress and singer Doris Day (29) marries producer Martin Melcher (35) in Burbank
  • 2010 "Love and Theft" country trio Eric Gunderson weds Emily Hagar (24) at sunset on the front porch of the historic Hazel Path mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • 2012 Paramore guitar player Josh Farro (22) weds Jenna Rice in Tennessee
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