Historical Events for 3rd April 2024

1559 – Spain and France sign 2nd Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis
1856 – Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes badly damaged by gunpowder explosion, kills 4,000 on island of Rhodes
1868 – A Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever – a 50-foot tidal wave
1925 – Netherlands and Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde
1948 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1969 – Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start a policy of “Vietnamization”, reducing American involvement
1986 – Maureen O’Boyle (future host of “A Current Affair”) is raped
2016 – ANA Inspiration Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins by 1 from Charley Hull and Chun In-gee for her second major title
2019 – Ex-Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak goes on trial for the 1MDB corruption scandal in Kuala Lumpur, pleads not guilty
2022 – Return engagement of David Byrne’s musical revue “American Utopia” closes at St. James Theatre, NYC, after 134 performances

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