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TODAY IN HISTORY - 03 APRIL


• 1043 – Edward the Confessor was crowned King of England, the last king of the House of Wessex.


• 1895 – The libel trial instigated by Irish author Oscar Wilde began, eventually resulting in Wilde's arrest, trial and imprisonment on charges of gross indecency.


• 1922 – Joseph Stalin became the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

• 1946 – Imperial Japanese Army officer Masaharu Homma was executed for war crimes relating to the Bataan Death March.




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