April 03

This Day in History


Truman signs Marshall Plan

On April 3, 1948, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the Foreign Assistance Act, commonly known as the Marshall Plan, into law. Named after U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall, the program … (more...)


Jeju Massacre

On this day in 1948, the Korean province of Jeju was caught in a Cold War conflict and a civil war-like period of violence and human rights abuses, known as the Jeju Uprising and Massacre, begins. … (more...)


Princess Caraboo Appears

On this day in 1817, Princess Caraboo appeared in an English village and took the country by storm. On 3 April, the village of Almondsbury, near Bristol, England, was abuzz with the news: a … (more...)


Red Sea, or Sea of Reeds, Is Parted

Historians suggest that the biblical crossing of the Red Sea as found in the Book of Exodus (13:17 – 14:29) would have taken place on 3 April 1312 BC. The account describes Moses and the Israelites … (more...)