This day in historyOnce again, it time to “Throwback” to history in this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday!   This week, we will take a dive into history and examine the interesting and legally significant events that occurred on April 3 but several years in the past.  Below are a few of the noteworthy events that took place on April 3 throughout history.

If you want to read more about today’s “throwback thursday” events, keep on reading.  I hope you find these events as fascinating as I do.  Enjoy!

Interesting Events that Changed History: #ThrowbackThursday #April3

April 3, 1776- George Washington received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard College.

April 3, 1829- The coffee mill was patented by James Carrington on this date.  Mills are used to grind coffee beans.

April 3, 1866- On this date, two New Yorkers, Rudolph Eickemeyer and G. Osterheld patented a hat-blocking and shaping machine.

April 3, 1933- First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt told newspaper reporters that beer would be served at the White House as soon as the Prohibition era came to an end.

April 3, 1944- On this date, the United States Supreme Court ruled that "white primaries" were unconstitutional and found that Texas had allowed discrimination to be practiced by entrusting its power to the Democratic Party.  The case name is Smith vs. Allwright.

April 3, 1948- United States President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan.  This plan provided  $5 billion in aid for 16 countries in hopes of restoring Europe.

April 3, 1953- The very first "TV Guide" was published on this date.  Do any of you remember using the TV Guide?

April 3, 1986- The United States national debt reached $2,000,000,000,000.

April 3, 2000- Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson of United States District Court ruled that “Microsoft Corporation violated the nation's antitrust laws through predatory and anticompetitive behavior.”  He further ruled that Microsoft kept “an oppressive thumb on the scale of competitive fortune.”

What are your thoughts about these “Throwback” events?

Do any of the above events interest you?  Are there and events that occurred on this day in history that you would like to share with us?  Leave you comment below!