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.

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