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April 03: This Day That Year

Updated: Aug 19

April 3

- 1776 - George Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College.

- 1882 - Jesse James killed by Robert Ford at home in St Joseph. USA.

- 1922 - Vladimir Lenin appoints Joseph Stalin as General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party.

- 1924 - Birthday: Marlon Brando (American Actor), born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

- 1928 - Birthday: Earl Lloyd, 1st African American NBA player, born in Alexandria, Virginia (died February 26 2015).

- 1933 - 1st airplane flight over Mt. Everest.

- 1941 - Winston Churchill warns Joseph Stalin of German invasion.

- 1948 - USA: President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5 billion aid to 16 European countries).

- 1958 - Birthday: Alec Baldwin born in Amityville, New York.

- 1961 - Birthday: Eddie Murphy, born in Brooklyn, New York.

- 1978 - Trade agreement signed between European market & China.

- 2016 - West Indies wins ICC World Twenty20 (2nd time) beating England by 4 wickets at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India.

- 2017 - Russia: Bomb explosion on St Petersburg metro killed 11 people, 2nd bomb defused.

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