On This Day

On This Day in History for April 3 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 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 Duchess of Windsor's jewels auctioned for £31,380,197
  • 1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 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 Mets win 11th consecutive home opener 8-4 over St Louis at Shea Stad
  • 1991 Thomas Bos skates world record 3 km (3:65.16)
  • 1991 UN Security Council adopts Gulf War truce resolution

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1997 Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but 1 of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas
  • 2004 Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2012 US President Barack Obama officially secures Democratic presidential nomination

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 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 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
  • 2017 Bomb on St Petersburg metro kills 11, 2nd bomb defused
  • 2019 Brunei brings into force new Sharia laws punishing gay sex and adultery with death by stoning, prompting widespread condemnation

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Ex-Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak goes on trial for the 1MDB corruption scandal in Kuala Lumpur, pleads not guilty

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak
  • 2020 US aircraft carrier captain Brett Crozier cheered off his ship after being fired for a letter demanding more help for his sailors infected with coronavirus COVID-19

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 London's Nightingale hospital opened by Prince Charles (remotely) after nine days with 4,000 beds to treat coronavirus COVID-19 patients at the ExCeL Centre

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • 2020 27 people swept off a ferry and feared dead in the Solomon Islands during Cyclone Harold

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