Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/April 3

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This is a list of selected April 3 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled April 3, 2019 featured article or the April 3, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
1936Richard Hauptmann was executed in the electric chair for the kidnapping and murder of the "Lindbergh baby". refimprove section
1948 – The Marshall Plan, an economic recovery program established by US Secretary of State George Marshall to assist the post-World War II re-building of Europe, was signed into law. refimprove section
1966Luna 10 entered orbit around the Moon, becoming the first space probe to orbit an astronomical body other than Earth. unreferenced
1971 – The Japanese tokusatsu television series Kamen Rider premiered, marking the beginning of the long-running Kamen Rider franchise. refimprove sections
1973 – On a New York City street, Motorola researcher Martin Cooper made the first public call on a handheld mobile phone. COoper: refimprove section; Phone: CN tags
1974 – The Super Outbreak of 148 tornadoes began, killing at least 315 people and injuring 5,484 in 13 US states at the end of a very strong La Niña event. needs more footnotes



April 3

Seal of Edward the Confessor
Seal of Edward the Confessor

Ernst Chladni (d. 1827) · Thomas C. Kinkaid (b. 1888) · Pál Teleki (d. 1941)

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