1949 - Communist Party of China held peace talks with the Kuomintang in Beijing, after three years of civil war. However, more than six thousand pro-communist students were protesting in Nanjing and some were killed. The talk was not successful.
2001 - An EP-3EUnited States Navy plane collides with a Chinese fighter jet. The Navy crew makes an emergency landing in China and are detained. The American crew would later be released on April 11 and the Chinese fighter pilot was lost and presumed dead.