April 3


May 19, 2022

April 3 (April 3) is the 93rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (94th in leap years). There are 272 days remaining until the end of the year.


1043 - Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England, the last ruler of the Wessex dynasty. 1512 - Turkish Sultan Bayezid II abdicates in favor of his son Selim I. 1559 - A treaty is signed in Cato Cambrez, ending the Italian wars. 1807 - In the village of Voganj near Ruma, the Tican revolt began, in which 15,000 peasants from 45 villages of the Ruma and Ilok estates took part. The Austrian army quelled the rebellion in 10 days, and the leader Teodor Avramović Tican was captured and shot at the end of the year. 1865 - Union forces capture Richmond, the capital of the Confederate States of America. 1908 - The first car appears in Belgrade. 1922 - Joseph Stalin is elected General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks). 1930 - Ras Tafarie becomes emperor of Haile Selassie I of Abyssinia (Ethiopia). 1936 - Execution of Bruno Hauptmann, kidnapper and killer of the son of American pilot Charles Lindbergh, is the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone. This event was the reason for the United States to pass the Abduction Act, which introduced the death penalty for kidnapping. 1941 - Hungarian Prime Minister Pal Teleki commits suicide one day after a German-Hungarian plan to attack Yugoslavia is adopted. Teleki was a member of the delegation that signed the Treaty of Eternal Friendship and Peace between Yugoslavia and Hungary on December 12, 1940 in Belgrade. Hungary, together with Germany, invaded Yugoslavia on April 6, 1941. 1948 - The Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade is opened with the premiere of Ivan Cankar's play "The King of Betajnova" directed by Bojan Stupica. The drama ensemble initially had 40 members, the director was the writer Eli Finci, and the artistic director was Bojan Stupica. 1948 - US President Harry Truman signs the Marshall Plan for Economic Assistance to Postwar Europe. 1975 - Russian grandmaster Anatoly Karpov becomes world chess champion after former US grandmaster champion Bobby Fischer refuses to defend the title. 1976 - The French Caesar National Film Prize is awarded for the first time, and has been awarded every year since. 1979 - A former military prime minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, is executed in Pakistan in 1977. 1991 -