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Tuesday 3 April 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Events

  • 2010 – Apple Inc. released the first generation iPad, a tablet computer.
  • 2009 – Jiverly Antares Wong opens fire at the American Civic Association immigration center in Binghamton, New York, killing thirteen and wounding four before committing suicide.
  • 2000 – United States v. Microsoft Corp.: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust law by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.
  • 1996 – Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is captured at his Montana cabin in the United States.
  • 1981 – The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.
  • 1973 – Martin Cooper of Motorola makes the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.
  • 1969 – Vietnam War: United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.
  • 1955 – The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.
  • 1948 – United States President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
  • 1942 – World War II: Japanese forces begin an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.
  • 1933 – First flight over Mount Everest, a British expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston.
  • 1922 – Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 1888 – The first of eleven unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs.
  • 1885 – Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.
  • 1882 – American Old West: Robert Ford kills Jesse James.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1860 – The first successful United States Pony Express run from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, begins.
  • 1077 – The first Parliament of Friuli is created.

Births

  • 1991 – Hayley Kiyoko, American actress and singer
  • 1990 – Madison Brengle, American tennis player
  • 1988 – Brandon Graham, American football player
  • 1988 – Kam Chancellor, American football player
  • 1987 – Jason Kipnis, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Jay Bruce, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Julie Sokolow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1987 – Rachel Bloom, American actress, writer, and producer
  • 1986 – Amanda Bynes, American actress
  • 1986 – Stephanie Cox, American soccer player
  • 1982 – Jared Allen, American football player
  • 1981 – Aaron Bertram, American trumpet player
  • 1981 – DeShawn Stevenson, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Tommy Haas, German-American tennis player
  • 1975 – Aries Spears, American comedian and actor
  • 1975 – Michael Olowokandi, Nigerian-American basketball player
  • 1975 – Shawn Bates, American ice hockey player
  • 1974 – Drew Shirley, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1974 – Marcus Brown, American basketball player
  • 1972 – Jennie Garth, American actress and director
  • 1971 – Picabo Street, American skier
  • 1969 – Rodney Hampton, American football player
  • 1967 – Cat Cora, American chef and author
  • 1967 – Pervis Ellison, American basketball player
  • 1963 – Criss Oliva, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1962 – Dave Miley, American baseball player and manager
  • 1962 – Mike Ness, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1961 – Eddie Murphy, American actor and comedian
  • 1961 – Tim Crews, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1959 – David Hyde Pierce, American actor and activist
  • 1958 – Alec Baldwin, American actor, comedian, producer and television host
  • 1958 – Francesca Woodman, Jewish-American photographer (d. 1981)
  • 1956 – Ray Combs, American game show host (d. 1996)
  • 1953 – Craig Taubman, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1953 – James Smith, American boxer
  • 1953 – Sandra Boynton, American author and illustrator
  • 1952 – Mike Moore, American lawyer and politician
  • 1951 – Mitch Woods, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1949 – Lyle Alzado, American football player and actor (d. 1992)
  • 1945 – Doon Arbus, American author and journalist
  • 1944 – Tony Orlando, American singer
  • 1943 – Hikaru Saeki, Japanese admiral, the first female star officer of the Japan Self-Defense Forces
  • 1942 – Billy Joe Royal, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
  • 1942 – Marsha Mason, American actress
  • 1942 – Wayne Newton, American singer
  • 1941 – Jan Berry, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1941 – Philippé Wynne, American soul singer (d. 1984)
  • 1939 – Hawk Taylor, American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1939 – Paul Craig Roberts, American economist and politician
  • 1938 – Jeff Barry, American singer-songwriter, and producer
  • 1938 – Phil Rodgers, American golfer
  • 1936 – Harold Vick, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 1987)
  • 1936 – Jimmy McGriff, American organist and bandleader (d. 2008)
  • 1934 – Jim Parker, American football player (d. 2005)
  • 1933 – Bob Dornan, American politician
  • 1933 – Rod Funseth, American golfer (d. 1985)
  • 1931 – William Bast, American screenwriter and author (d. 2015)
  • 1930 – Lawton Chiles, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 41st Governor of Florida (d. 1998)
  • 1930 – Wally Moon, American baseball player and coach
  • 1929 – Fazlur Khan, Bangladeshi engineer and architect, co-designed the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center (d. 1982)
  • 1928 – Don Gibson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
  • 1928 – Earl Lloyd, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1928 – Emmett Johns, Canadian priest, founded Dans la Rue
  • 1927 – Wesley A. Brown, American general and engineer (d. 2012)
  • 1926 – Alex Grammas, American baseball player, manager, and coach
  • 1926 – Gus Grissom, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1967)
  • 1924 – Marlon Brando, American actor and director (d. 2004)
  • 1923 – Daniel Hoffman, American poet and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Doris Day, American singer and actress
  • 1921 – Jan Sterling, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1921 – Robert Karvelas, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1920 – Stan Freeman, American composer and conductor (d. 2001)
  • 1919 – Ervin Drake, American songwriter and composer (d. 2015)
  • 1918 – Mary Anderson, American actress (d. 2014)
  • 1916 – Herb Caen, American journalist and author (d. 1997)
  • 1911 – Nanette Bordeaux, Canadian-American actress (d. 1956)
  • 1911 – Stanisława Walasiewicz, Polish-American runner (d. 1980)
  • 1905 – Robert Sink, American general (d. 1965)
  • 1904 – Iron Eyes Cody, American actor and stuntman (d. 1999)
  • 1904 – Russel Wright, American furniture designer (d. 1976)
  • 1904 – Sally Rand, American dancer (d. 1979)
  • 1898 – George Jessel, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1981)
  • 1898 – Henry Luce, American publisher, co-founded Time Magazine (d. 1967)
  • 1895 – Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian-American composer and educator (d. 1968)
  • 1895 – Zez Confrey, American pianist and composer (d. 1971)
  • 1888 – Thomas C. Kinkaid, American admiral (d. 1972)
  • 1886 – Dooley Wilson, American actor and singer (d. 1953)
  • 1885 – Allan Dwan, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1885 – Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1954)
  • 1876 – Tomáš Baťa, Czech businessman, founded Bata Shoes (d. 1932)
  • 1842 – Ulric Dahlgren, American colonel (d. 1864)
  • 1837 – John Burroughs, American botanist and author (d. 1921)
  • 1826 – Cyrus K. Holliday, American businessman (d. 1900)
  • 1823 – George Derby, American lieutenant and journalist (d. 1861)
  • 1823 – William M. Tweed, American politician (d. 1878)
  • 1822 – Edward Everett Hale, American minister, historian, and author (d. 1909)
  • 1814 – Lorenzo Snow, American religious leader, 5th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1901)
  • 1798 – Charles Wilkes, American admiral, geographer, and explorer (d.1877)
  • 1783 – Washington Irving, American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian (d. 1859)
  • 1782 – Alexander Macomb, American general (d. 1841)
  • 1778 – Pierre Bretonneau, French doctor who performed the first successful tracheotomy (d. 1862)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Joe Medicine Crow, American anthropologist, historian, and author (b. 1913)
  • 2015 – Bob Burns, American drummer and songwriter (b. 1950)
  • 2015 – Sarah Brady, American activist and author (b. 1942)
  • 2014 – Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, American guitarist, fiddler, and composer (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Fred Kida, American illustrator (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Chief Jay Strongbow, American wrestler (b. 1928)
  • 2000 – Terence McKenna, American botanist and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • 1996 – Ron Brown, American captain and politician, 30th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1941)
  • 1995 – Alfred J. Billes, Canadian businessman, co-founded Canadian Tire (b. 1902)
  • 1994 – Frank Wells, American businessman (b. 1932)
  • 1993 – Pinky Lee, American television host (b. 1907)
  • 1991 – Charles Goren, American bridge player and author (b. 1901)
  • 1990 – Sarah Vaughan, American singer (b. 1924)
  • 1988 – Milton Caniff, American cartoonist (b. 1907)
  • 1987 – Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)
  • 1982 – Warren Oates, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 1981 – Juan Trippe, American businessman, founded Pan American World Airways (b. 1899)
  • 1978 – Winston Sharples, American composer (b. 1909)
  • 1976 – David M. Dennison, American physicist and academic (b. 1900)
  • 1972 – Ferde Grofé, American pianist and composer (b. 1892)
  • 1971 – Joseph Valachi, American gangster (b. 1904)
  • 1957 – Ned Sparks, Canadian-American actor (b. 1883)
  • 1950 – Carter G. Woodson, American historian, author, and journalist, founded Black History Month (b. 1875)
  • 1950 – Kurt Weill, German-American composer and pianist (b. 1900)
  • 1936 – Richard Hauptmann, German-American murderer (b. 1899)
  • 1902 – Esther Hobart Morris, American lawyer and judge (b. 1814)
  • 1882 – Jesse James, American criminal and outlaw (b. 1847)
  • 1680 – Shivaji, Indian emperor, founded the Maratha Empire (b. 1630)
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