Sunday, 3 April 2016

On This Day 3rd April

From Airplane rides to debt,  the Third of April was an interesting day

1848- Ludwig Leichhardt, a German explorer, is seen for the last time at McPherson’s Station, Coogoon, before he disappears on an expedition to the Swan River

1933- 1st aeroplane flight over Mount Everest

1945- Nazis begin their evacuation of Buchenwald

1957- Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and President, and his rebels attack Havana

1965- 1st atomic powered spacecraft is launched

1982- UN Security Council demands that Argentinian troops pull out of Britain’s Falkland Islands

1986- US debt reaches $2, 000, 000, 000, 000

1987- Duchess of Windsor’s jewels are auctioned off at £31, 380, 197 ($

2012- Us President Barack Obama becomes the Democratic nominee

1245- Phillips III the stout, King of France

1367- Henry IV, King of England from 1399-1419, born in Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire


33- Christ, crucified (according to astronomer Humphreys and Waddington)

1838- Francesco Antommarchi, Napoleon’s physician on St Helena dies at 57