On This Day in History, April 03

You can mark this American circus day by going to the circus. If you don’t feel like joining the circus, you can watch movies and shows about it.

There are interesting events that happened on April 3rd and made it to the books of history. Here is a list you should check.

  • 1776-George Washington received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard College.
  • 1860-Pony Express began between St Joseph, Missouri & Sacramento, California.
  • 1866-Rudolph Eickemeyer and G. Osterheld patented a blocking and shaping machine for hats.
  • 1882– American outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford at home in St Joseph.
  • 1910- Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain in North America, was climbed.
  • 1913-British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst was sentenced to 3 years in jail.
  • 1917-Alfred Stieglitz opened 1st one-person show of Georgia O’Keeffee’s work at 291 art gallery in New York.
  • 1922-Joseph Stalin was appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by an ailing Vladimir Lenin.
  • 1924-Istanbul’s Ottoman Topkapi Palace was converted into a museum on orders of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
  • 1933– First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt informed newspaper reporters that beer would be served at the White House.
  • 1941– British Prime Minister Winston Churchill warns Soviet leader Joseph Stalin that a German invasion would be imminent.
  • 1948– US President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan.
  • 1953– “TV Guide” got published.
  • 1972– Charlie Chaplin returned to the U.S. after a twenty-year absence.
  • 1975– Bobby Fischer was stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it, the title was awarded to Russian Anatoly Karpov.
  • 1978- Larry King moved his radio show from Miami to Washington, D.C.
  • 1979– Jane Byrne became the first female mayor in Chicago.
  • 1986– The U.S. national debt hit $2 trillion.
  • 1991- Bo Jackson signed a 1-year contract with Chicago White Sox.
  • 1995-Howard Stern got in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena.

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