3 April 2023: This day in history

1367: Battle of Navarrete [Nájera], La Rioja, Castile: An alliance of King Peter of Castile, England, Aquitaine, Majorca and Navarra defeats Count Henry of Castile

1645: English Long Parliament passes the Self-Denying Ordinance, limiting regional armies, significant step toward New Model Army

1860: Start of the Pony Express, delivers mail by horse and rider relay teams between St Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California

1922: Joseph Stalin is appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by an ailing Vladimir Lenin

1948: US President Harry Truman signs the Marshall Plan to rebuild war-torn Western Europe after World War II, granting an initial $5 billion in aid to 16 European countries

1973: 1st mobile phone call is made in downtown Manhattan, NYC by Motorola employee Martin Cooper to the Bell Labs headquarters in New Jersey

2016: Panama Papers published – 11.5 million confidential documents from offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca expose widespread illegal activities including fraud, kleptocracy, tax evasion and the violation of international sanctions by the world’s elite in the world’s largest ever data leak


Source: Οnthisday.com

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