3rd April

The events happened on 3rd April are :

1948 : Implementation of the Marshall Plan : On this day in 1948, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed into law George C. Marshall's post-World War II plan to revive the economies of western and southern European countries so as to foster democracy in the region.

1996 : Federal agents in Montana apprehended Theodore J. Kaczynski, an American terrorist known as the “Unabomber,” who had killed 3 persons and injured more than 20 with explosives sent through the U.S. postal system.

1946 : The Japanese army general Homma Masaharu was executed for forcing the Bataan Death March.

1929 : Bangladeshi American civil engineer Fazlur R. Khan, whose many skyscraper projects included Chicago's Sears Tower (1973; then the world's tallest building), was born.

1924 : American stage and motion-picture actor Marlon Brando was born in Omaha, Nebraska.

1924 : American singer and actress Doris Day was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1879 : Sofia, liberated from the Ottoman Empire by Russian troops, was named the capital of Bulgaria.

1860 : The Pony Express mail delivery system, which used continuous horse-and-rider relays along a 1,800-mile (2,900-km) route between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, was launched in the United States.

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