Apr 3, Dutch Queen Juliana spoke to the US Congress.


Apr 3, Democrat Jane M. Byrne (1934-2014) was elected as the 1st woman mayor of Chicago, defeating Republican Wallace D. Johnson. She continued in office to 1983 when she lost to state Sen. Harold Washington.

Apr 3, In Spain a female doctor described as mentally unbalanced stabbed several people at a Madrid hospital, killing a colleague and a patient and wounding six others.

Apr 3, Nina Wang (69), Asia’s richest woman, died in Hong Kong after reports she had been battling cancer, leaving unanswered questions over her estimated $4.2 billion (2.1 billion pound) fortune. Wang successfully battled her father-in-law for a multi-billion dollar estate left by her late husband Teddy Wang, a property tycoon who vanished in 1990. Wang left her $4 billion fortune to Chan Chun-chuen, a master of fengshui in a will dated Oct. 16, 2006. On Feb 2, 2010, a Hong Kong court deemed the will a forgery.

Apr 3, In India 15 female fetuses were found in jars left on a rubbish dump near a private nursing home in Kishanganj town, Bihar state. Recent census data showed the ratio of girls to boys is at the nation’s lowest level since 1947.

Apr 3, Indonesian authorities arrested a Filipino woman, coming from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with more than two pounds (one kg) of heroin at the AdiSumarmo Airport in Solo. She was allegedly paid $8,000 by an international drug syndicate to carry the heroin.

Apr 3,Ruth Jhabvala (85), novelist and screenwriter, died at her home in Manhattan. Her work included 19 novels and short-story collections and two Oscars for her work on the films “A Room With a View” and “Howard’s End.” Her novel “Heat and Dust” (1975) won Britain’s Booker Prize

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Apr 3, Spain’s Princess Cristina (47), daughter of King Juan Carlos, was charged in a corruption inquiry amid evidence that she was an accomplice to her husband, InakiUrdangarin, who has been accused of tax fraud and embezzling 6 million euros in public funds when he headed a charitable foundation.

Apr 3, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II paid a private call on Pope Francis at the Vatican, making him the fifth pontiff she has met.

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