APRiL 3 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

0033 ~ The crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth was on the 3rd April in the year 33. This is the generally agreed-upon date for the historical crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity.

1885Bud Fisher the American cartoonist was born on the 3rd April 1885 (d. 1954).

1885 ~ Gottlieb Daimler was granted a German patent for his engine design on the 3rd April 1885.

1924 ~ Doris Day the American actress, singer and animal rights activist was born on the 3rd April 1924.

1924Marlon Brando the American actor was born on the 3rd April 1924 (d. 2004).

1929 ~ RMS Queen Mary was ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line on the 3rd April 1929.

1933 ~ The 1st flight over Mount Everest was on the 3rd April 1933. The British expedition was led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston.

1941 ~ Jan Berry the American musician from rock and roll duo Jan and Dean was born on the 3rd April 1941 (d. 2004).

1942Wayne Newton the American singer and actor was born on the 3rd April 1942.

1944 ~ Tony Orlando the American singer was born on the 3rd April 1944.

1948 ~ President Harry S. Truman signed the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries on the 3rd April 1948.

1958 ~ Alec Baldwin the American actor was born on the 3rd April 1958.

1961 ~ LEADBEATER’S POSSUM was rediscovered in Australia on the 3rd April 1961, after over 50 years of being presumed extinct. Leaderbeater’s Possum Awareness Week is held from the 1st to the 7th April annually. Please visit and help Leadbeater’s Possums at www.Leadbeaters.org.au 

Leadbeaters Possum held in hand cute Australian little marsupial endangered threatened animal
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Help save Leadbeater's Possum, buy an art print by Elizabeth Cogley at Leadbeaters.org
Help save Leadbeater’s Possum, buy an art print by Elizabeth Cogley at Leadbeaters.org.au

1961 ~ Eddie Murphy the American actor and comedian was born on the 3rd April 1961.

1967Mark Skaife the Australian race car driver was born on the 3rd April 1967.

1968 ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech on the 3rd April 1968.

1968 ~ Sebastian Bach the Canadian singer and songwriter from Skid Row was born on the 3rd April 1968.

1972 Jennie Garth the American actress was born in Urbana, Illinois on the 3rd April 1972.YouTube video: Beverly Hills 90210 ~ Seasons 1-8 Intros…

1973 ~ Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first handheld mobile phone call on the 3rd April 1973. Martin made the call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, though it took 10 years for the DynaTAC 8000X to become the first such phone to be commercially released.

1981 ~ The Osborne 1, the 1st successful portable computer, was unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco on the 3rd April 1981.