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Events of April 2nd:

April 2nd is the 92nd day of the year (93rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 273 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 2nd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 2nd:

742 Charlemagne King of the Franks.

1647 Maria Sibylla Merian (naturalist, scientific illustrator)

1781 Bhagwan Swaminarayan (Hindu religious leader)

1805 Hans Christian Andersen (author)

Hans Christian Andersen


1875 Walter Chrysler (automobile pioneer)

1914 Sir Alec Guinness (actor)

1925 George MacDonald Fraser (author - Flashman books)

1928 Serge Gainsbourg (singer, actor, film director)

1939 Marvin Gaye (singer)

1940 Penelope Keith (actress)

1947 Camille Paglia (author)

1949 Paul Gambaccini (TV and radio presenter)

1961 Christopher Meloni (actor)

1977 Michael Fassbender (actor)



April 2nd in History:

1513 The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León spots Florida.

1792 Coinage Act establishes the US Mint.

1801 British destroy the Danish fleet in the Battle of Copenhagen.

1902 The "Electric Theatre", the first dedicated movie theater in the United States opens in Los Angeles.

1912 RMS Titanic begins sea trials.

1917 US President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress for a Declaration of War on Germany.

Woodrow Wilson


1930 Haile Selassie becomes Emperor of Ethiopia,

Haile Selassie


1973 LexisNexis, computerized legal research service, is launched.

1982 Argentina invades the Falkland Islands, triggering the Falklands War.

1992 New York City Mafia boss John Gotti convicted of murder and racketeering.


April 2nd is also:

One Cent Day

International Children's Book Day

National Ferret Day


Astrology

People born on April 2nd are Aries

Aries

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