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History Events on April 03

The first Parliament of Friuli is created.


Whitechapel murders
The first of eleven unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs.


American Civil Liberties Union
The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.


Jeju Province
In Jeju Province, South Korea, a civil-war-like period of violence and human rights abuses begins, known as the Jeju uprising.


Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.


Texas law enforcement cordons off the FLDS's YFZ Ranch. Eventually 533 women and children will be taken into state custody.


Gottlieb Daimler
Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.


Cold War
Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.


Pony Express
The first successful United States Pony Express run from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, begins.


ATA Airlines
ATA Airlines, once one of the ten largest U.S. passenger airlines and largest charter airline, files for bankruptcy for the second time in five years and ceases all operations.


Edward the Confessor
Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England.


Mount Everest
First flight over Mount Everest, by the British Houston-Mount Everest Flight Expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston.


Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. released the first generation iPad, a tablet computer.


YouTube headquarters shooting
YouTube headquarters shooting.


Bobby Fischer
Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.


Vietnam War
Vietnam War: United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.


Maya civilization
Maya king Yuknoom Yich'aak K'ahk' assumes the crown of Calakmul.


Osborne 1
The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.


Martin Cooper (inventor)
Martin Cooper of Motorola makes the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.


Thalit massacre
The Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but one of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas.


Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. He was assassinated the next day.


World War II
World War II: Japanese forces begin an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.


Louis the Pious
King Louis the Pious captures Barcelona from the Moors after a siege of several months.


TGV world speed record
Conventional-Train World Speed Record: A French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.


Panama Papers
The Panama Papers, a leak of legal documents, reveals information on 214,488 offshore companies.


1974 Super Outbreak
The 1974 Super Outbreak occurs, the second biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history (after the 2011 Super Outbreak). The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.


Greek War of Independence
The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.


American Civil War
American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.


A bomb explodes in the St Petersburg metro system, killing 14 and injuring several more people.
More than 50 people die in floods resulting from record-breaking rainfall in La Plata and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Jiverly Antares Wong opens fire at the American Civic Association immigration center in Binghamton, New York, killing thirteen and wounding four before committing suicide.
Islamic terrorists involved in the 2004 Madrid train bombings are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.
United States v. Microsoft Corp.: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust law by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.
Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is captured at his Montana cabin in the United States.
The US Supreme Court upholds the jurisdictional rights of tribal courts under the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 in Mississippi Choctaw Band v. Holyfield.
US Congress restores a federal trust relationship with the 501 members of the Shvwits, Kanosh, Koosharem, and the Indian Peaks and Cedar City bands of the Paiute people of Utah.
Hudsonville-Standale tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.
Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March.
Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh.
The trial in the libel case brought by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality.
American Old West: Robert Ford kills Jesse James.
The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars.