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On This Day In History for April 3, 2019
This is the 93rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 272 days remaining in 2019.
- It was on this date in 686, that Maya king Yuknoom Yich’aak K’ahk’ assumes the crown of Calakmul.
- Also today in 1860, The first successful United States Pony Express run from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, begins.
- April 3, 1882, Robert Ford kills the infamous Jesse James.
- On April 3, 1885, Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.
- That same date in 1933, 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.
- On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. He was assassinated the next day.
- It was 46 years ago today, that Martin Cooper of Motorola makes the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.
- Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default on this date in 1975.
- Also on April 3, 1981, the Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.
- That same date in 1996, Suspected “Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski is captured at his Montana cabin in the United States.
- Also on April 3, 2000, Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust law by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors.
- April 3, 2007, a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.
- On April 3, 2010, Apple Inc. released the first generation iPad, a tablet computer.
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- German mathematician and astronomer, Michael Neander, born on this date in 1529.
- Pierre Bretonneau, French doctor who performed the first successful tracheotomy was born on that same date in 1778.
- American publisher, co-founded Time Magazine, Henry Luce, born on this date in 1898.
- American singer and actress, is 97 today.
- Gus Grissom, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut was born on that same date in 1926.
- Also turning 85 today is English primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall.
- Also born on that same date in 1944, American singer, Tony Orlando.
- American game show host, Ray Combs was born 63 years ago today.
- Also turning 61 today is American actor, comedian, producer and television host Alec Baldwin.
- American actor and comedian, Eddie Murphy is 58 today.
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And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 3, 2019
- Wind Turbines and Solar Panels Suspected of Killing Hundreds of Cows in France
- NASA will pay you $19,000 to lie in bed for 2 months
- Two new planets discovered by artificial intelligence | AndroidPIT
Hacks & Strange Stories
- “Garfield” phones mystery solved after 30 years of the devices washing up on beaches in France – CBS News
- Japanese Device Allows Fathers to Breastfeed Their Babies
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- Discovery of fossilized fish may shed light on the day an asteroid hit earth, killing the dinosaurs – ABC News
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