April 3 in History
1908April 3, 1908:
American professional wrestler, Frank Gotch wins the world heavyweight free-style championship.
1935April 3, 1935:
Japanese long-distance runner, Yasuo Ikenaka sets a new world record of 2:26:44.
1948April 3, 1948:
United States ex-president Harry S. Truman signed into law a foreign aid to Western Europe after the end of World War II known as ‘Marshall Plan’.
1967April 3, 1967:
The nonprofit independent TV station in Brooklyn, named WNYE-TV starts airing.
1968April 3, 1968: African American, Baptist minister and a speaker for the civil rights movement known as Martin Luther King Jr. presents his speech titled "I've Been to the Mountaintop".
1977April 3, 1977:
The former Canadian ice hockey player, called Joseph Gilbert Yvon Jean Ratelle who played for Boston Bruins and New York Rangers scores his 1000th National Hockey League points.
1990April 3, 1990:
Grammy award winner, Sarah Vaughan dies of lung cancer.
1993April 3, 1993:
The National Hunt horse race held annually at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England known as ‘The Grand National’ ended in chaos after some protesters got onto the fence close to the first track.
2010April 3, 2010:
The American multinational technology company known as Apple Inc. launches their first generation iPad.