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On This Day in History - 3rd April

Birthdays

1367King Henry IV, Became King of England in 1399
1893Leslie Howard, Stage and screen actor
1924Doris Day, Star of stage, screen and television
1924Marlon Brando, Oscar winning actor
1925Tony Benn, Labour politician
1938Jeff Barry, Producer and songwriter
1944Tony Orlando, American singer
1946John Virgo, Snooker player

Events

1721Robert Walpole was elected as Britains first Prime Minister
1860In the United States, the Pony Express mail delivery system began
1882Jesse James, the American outlaw, was shot in the back by a former friend, Robert Ford
1933The first ever flight over Mount Everest was completed by four Britons
1947'BUPA', the private health care service, began in the UK
1966Luna 10 became the first spacecraft to achieve orbit around the Moon
1974Glenda Jackson won an Oscar for her role in the film 'A Touch of Class'
1984A new world record distance for flying a microlight aircraft was set at 340 miles