April 3 Events in History - April 3 Birthdays - April 3 Deaths
2015 France has outlawed the hiring of models who do not meet new Body Mass Index (BMI) minimums for a certain period of time before and during a modeling job; the law aims to prevent promotion of anorexia among models and people who emulate them
2014 David Letterman announces that he will retire from the 'Late Show' in 2015
2014 The mall-building company owned by Filipino billionaire Henry Sy is set to accelerate mall development in China
2013 The U.S. TV network NBC announces Jay Leno, host of 'The Tonight Show' will leave in the spring of 2014, and be replaced by comedian Jimmy Fallon
2013 A scientific study determines that common drugs taken for reducing cholesterol can prevent macular degeneration
2012 Part of the April 3, 2012 tornado outbreak, tornadoes impact the Dallas, Texas area
2012 Following the News International phone hacking scandal, James Murdock resigns as Chairman of BskyB
2011 The Academy of Country Music Awards 2010 selects Taylor Swift winner of the 2010 Entertainer of the Year award
2011 Kazakhstan holds a presidential election; President Nursultan Nazarbayev wins 95% of the vote
2010 Rescuers in Shanxi, China, enter a flooded mine to help over 153 workers who have been trapped for over a week
2000 62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at RCA Dome Indianapolis
1998 World Ice Dance Figure Skating Championship in Minnesota
1997 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical," opens at Royale New York City for 109 performance
1996 South Australia grab exciting draw vs W A to win Sheffield Shield
1996 St. Francis Fighting Saints scores college baseball run record 71-1
1995 57th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78
1995 Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena
1994 13th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Louisiana Tech 60-59
1994 1st roster of Silver Bullets, all-female pro baseball team, announced
1994 6th Seniors Golf Tradition: Ray Floyd
1992 1st exhibition game at Camden Field-Orioles beat New York Mets
1991 "Penn and Teller - Refrigerator Tour" opens at Eugene O'Neill New York City
1991 12th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1991 Bo Jackson signs 1-year contract with Chicago White Sox
1991 Thomas Bos skates world record 3 km (3:65.16)
1991 U.N. Security Council adopts Gulf War truce resolution
1989 "Sunrise" a Gannett newspaper begins publishing for Bronx
1989 51st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Michigan beats Seton Hall 80-79 in overtime
1989 Mets win 11th consecutive home opener 8-4 over St. Louis at Shea Stad
1988 17th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
1988 7th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Louisiana Tec beat Auburn 56-54
1988 Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak
1988 New Jersey Devils beat Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT to join playoffs for 1st time
1988 Somalia and Ethiopia sign accord about Ogaden desert
1988 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1987 Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega
1987 Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to A's for 3 minor leaguers
1987 Duchess of Windsors jewels auctioned for 31,380,197 pounds
1987 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1986 U.S. national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000
1985 French government adopts equal electoral system
1985 Players' Association agrees to expand LCS from 5 to 7 games
1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
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
1983 12th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
1983 2nd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: South California beats LA Tech 69-67
1982 Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
1982 U.N. Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland Islands
1981 Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumped 6' 8.25," with 1 leg
1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area
1980 France performs nuclear test
1980 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 Belgium's Martens government forms
1979 Jane Byrne, elected 1st woman mayor of Chicago, Illinois
1978 50th Academy Awards - "Annie Hall," Rich Dreyfuss and Diane Keaton win
1978 European market and China signs trade agreement
1978 Larry King moves his radio show from Miami to Washington D.C.
1977 6th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1977 Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point
1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat 1st meeting with President Jimmy Carter
1977 Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg adopt summer time
1976 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1976 Philadelphia Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game
1975 Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it
1975 James Rupers kills his family to inherit
1974 148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states
1974 Gold hits record $197 an ounce in Paris
1970 Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th try
1968 North Vietnam agrees to meet U.S. reps to set up preliminary peace talks
1967 WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum
1966 Luna 10 orbits Moon
1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open
1966 Tom Seaver, signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus
1965 1st atomic powered spacecraft launched
1964 Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts
1964 U.S. and Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations
1962 Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)
1962 Lt General Marshall S Carter, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
1961 "Happiest Girl in the World" opens at Martin Beck New York City for 97 performances
1961 Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia is sold to J Schleifer Properties
1960 Earthquake at Havre, Belgium
1958 "Say, Darling" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 332 performances
1957 Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," premieres in London
1957 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1956 "Silk Stockings" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 461 performances
1956 Bulgarian vice premier Traitsjo Kostov rehabilitated
1956 German war criminals Hinrichsen/Ruhl/Siebens/Viebahn freed
1955 Baltimore Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs Kansas City Athletics)
1955 Fire in cinema to Sclessin Belgium, kills 39
1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Oklahoma City Golf Open
1955 Night express train in Guadalajara derails, killing 300
1954 "Me and Juliet" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 358 performances
1954 Don Perry climbs a 20' rope in under 2.8 seconds (AAU record)
1952 Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to U.S. Congress
1951 Christopher Fry's "Sleep of Prisoners," premieres in Oxford
1949 KQW-AM in San Francisco, California changes call letters to KCBS
1949 North Atlantic Treaty, pact signed by U.S., Britain, France and Canada
1949 WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1948 1st U.S. figure skating championships held
1948 Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)
1948 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1948 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1947 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" opens at Martin Beck New York City for 108 performances
1945 Hengelo freed from nazi control by Canadian army
1945 Nazi's begin evacuation of camp Buchenwald
1945 U.S. 1st army conquers Hofgeismar
1944 British dive bombers attack battle cruiser Tirpitz
1944 Supreme Court (Smith vs. Allwright) "white primaries" unconstitutional
1943 Jan Dieters (leader of illegal CPN) arrested
1941 Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion
1941 Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in Iraq
1941 Waltons overture "Scapino," premieres in Chicago
1936 Al Carr KOs Lew Massey on 1 punch, :07 of 1st round
1936 Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds
1935 Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44)
1933 1st airplane flight over Mount Everest
1930 Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1930 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games
1929 Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact
1927 Interstate Commerce Commission transfers Ohio to Eastern time zone
1926 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C
1926 2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard
1926 Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions
1925 Great Britain goes back to gold standard
1925 Netherlands and Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde
1923 2 "Black Sox" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary
1922 Stalin appointed General Secretary of Communist Party
1919 Austria expels all Habsburgers
1918 House of Representatives accepts American Creed written by William Tyler
1917 Lenin leaves Switzerland for Petrograd
1913 British suffragette Emily Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail
1911 Harry James Smith' "Mrs. Bumsted-Leigh," premieres in New York City
1910 Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mount McKinley climbed
1908 Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hours
1893 1st NSW vs. Queensland F-C game, at Brisbane Exhibition Ground
1889 Savings Bank of Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, Virginia
1882 Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks
1868 An Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever, he rides a 50' tidal wave
1865 Battle at Namozine Church, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign)
1865 Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond Virginia and Petersberg
1864 Skirmish at Okolona, Arkansas
1860 Pony Express began between St. Joseph Missouri and Sacramento California
1856 Gunpowder in church explodes killing 4,000 in Rhodos
1848 Thomas Douglas becomes 1st San Francisco public teacher
1790 Revenue Marine Service, U.S. Coast Guard, created
1783 Sweden and U.S. sign a treaty of Amity and Commerce
1776 Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College
1764 Austrian arch duke Jozef crowned himself Roman Catholic king
1721 Robert Walpole becomes England's 1st Lord of the Treasury
1679 Edmund Halley meets Johannes Hevelius in Danzig
1657 English Lord Protector Cromwell refuses crown
1645 English parliament accept Self-Denying Ordinance
1582 French van Valois honored as duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen
1559 Spain and France signs 2nd Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambresis
1376 Battle of Navarrete (Najera), English beat France
1312 2nd council of Vienna
1043 Edward the Confessor crowned king of England
419 [Etalius] ends his reign as Catholic Pope