Sunday, April 2, 2017

April 3

  • April 3, 1024
    The Song Dynasty of China first prints paper money in Sichuan province, due to a shortage of copper for coinage
  • April 3, 1043
    Edward the Confessor, the last king of the House of Wessex, is crowned king of England
  • April 3, 1367
    Anglo-Gascon army under Edward the Black Prince beat Franco-Castilian forces at the Battle of Najara, in Spain
  • April 3, 1559
    Philip II of Spain and Henry II of France sign the Peace of Cateau-Cambresis, ending a long series of wars between the Hapsburg and Valois dynasties, and between England and France
  • April 3, 1657
    English Lord Protector Cromwell refused the crown, which are offered by English Humble Petition
  • April 3, 1796
    The first elephant is shipped to the US from Bengal, India, by Broadway showman Jacob Croninshield
  • April 3, 1860
    The Pony Express, a mail system in United States, which assemble 120 riders, 184 stations, and 400 horses, starts
  • April 3, 1897
    The Vienna Secession, a group of Austrian artists who had resigned from the Association of Austrian Artists, is founded by artists Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Max Kurzweil, and others
  • April 3, 1948
    US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan transferring US$5 billion aid to 16 European countries to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II
  • April 3, 1973
    Martin Cooper, an engineer at Motorola company, demonstrates to the media the first mobile phone, Motorola DynaTAC, and makes the first portable cell phone call
  • April 3, 1975
    Bobby Fischer is stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend
  • April 3, 2000
    In the US Justice Department versus Microsoft anti-trust case, Judge Thomas Jackson rules that Microsoft acted illegally to protect its operating system monopoly, and used its monopoly position to attempt to monopolize the market for Web browser software

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