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Daily Calendar for Thursday, April 3, 2025

Born

  • Washington Irving (author) –
  • John Burroughs (naturalist) –
  • Leslie Howard (actor) –
  • Doris Day (actress & singer) –
  • Marlon Brando (actor) –
  • Wayne Newton (singer) –
  • Alec Baldwin (actor) –
  • David Hyde Pierce (actor) –
  • Eddie Murphy (actor) –
  • Amanda Bynes (actress) –

Died

  • Jesse James (outlaw) –
  • Johannes Brahms (composer) –
  • Sarah Vaughn (jazz singer) –
  • Graham Greene (writer) –

Events

  • James Carrington patented a coffee mill–
  • The Pony Express began postal service–
  • The outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed by Robert Ford, a member of James’ gang–
  • During the gold rush, a deadly avalanche occurred along Chilkoot Pass in Alaska–
  • Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre were married–
  • Bruno Hauptmann was executed for the kidnap-murder of the Lindbergh baby–
  • The first national issue of TV Guide was published–
  • First mobile phone call made–
  • Woody Allen’s film Annie Hall won four Academy Awards, including that for Best Picture–
  • A French train broke the world speed record for conventional rail trains, reaching 357.2 mph–
  • The Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement with Canada and British Columbia went into effect–

Weather

  • A little more than 10 inches of snow fell in New York City–
  • On this day and into April 4, 148 tornadoes touched down in a total of 13 U.S. states.–
  • Boston, Massachusetts, was soaked with 2.91 inches of rain. Steuben County in New York State got half a foot of snow.–

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