THIS DAY IN HISTORY 03/04


This Day in History 03/04

APRIL 3RD

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1965 – 1st atomic powered spacecraft (snap) launched

1973 – The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States

1991 – UN Security Council adopts Gulf War truce resolution

2009 – Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

2012 – US President Barack Obama officially secures Democratic presidential nomination

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FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1866 – J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], Cape Colony, South African General/Premier (1914-39)

1961 – Eddie Murphy, Brooklyn New York, American actor (SNL, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1991 – Graham Greene, Brit writer (3rd Man, Our man in Havana), dies at 86

FAMOUS WEDDING

1920 – Novelist and short story writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Sayre (19) at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral

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