3rd April in history
1865 Battle of Ft Blakely AL & Selma AL
1866 US President Johnson ends civil war.
1883 Battle at Bamako: French assault on Fabous arm forces attack
1912 Titanic undergoes sea trials under its own power
1926 Riots between Muslims & Hindus in Calcutta
1930 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
1935 Sir Robert Watson-Watt patents RADAR
1963 Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)
1963 USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km
1964 USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
1967 – The U.S. State Department said that Hanoi might be brainwashing American prisoners.
1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “mountaintop” speech just 24 hours before he was assassinated.
1968 – North Vietnam agreed to meet with U.S. representatives to set up preliminary peace talks.
1972 – Charlie Chaplin returned to the U.S. after a twenty-year absence.
1979 – Jane Byrne became the first female mayor in Chicago.
1996 – An Air Force jetliner carrying Commerce Secretary Ron Brown crashed in Croatia, killing all 35 people aboard.