3 April It Happened Today
1783 Birth of American author Washington Irving.
1862 Death of English explorer Sir James Clark Ross who gave his name to Ross Barrier, Ross Island and Ross Sea.
1882 Death of American outlaw Jesse James, gunned down in his home by a new member of his gang.
1897 Death of German composer Johannes Brahms.
1924 Birth of legendary American actor Marlon Brando.
1924 Birth of American actress Doris Day.
1936 Bruno Hauptmann goes to the electric chair for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s baby son.
1961 Birth of American actor Eddie Murphy.
1991 Death of English author Graham Greene.
1991 Death of American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham.