What are the important events that happened on April 2? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 2: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 2 is the 92nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 273 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 20, 2017 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,491,091,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘enneacontadigon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 323 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,563 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 2 Historical Events

  • 1863
    Richmond Bread Riot: Food shortages incite hundreds of angry women to riot in Richmond, Virginia and demand that the Confederate government release emergency supplies.
  • 1885
    Cree warriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories, Canada, killing 9.
  • 1917
    World War I: President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
  • 1962
    The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
  • 1972
    Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.
  • 1980
    President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound.
  • 1982
    Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
  • 1991
    Rita Johnston becomes the first female Premier of a Canadian province when she succeeds William Vander Zalm (who had resigned) as Premier of British Columbia.
  • 1992
    In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
  • 2006
    Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed.

Who were born on April 2?

  • 1908
    Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1910
    Francisco Cândido Xavier, Most popular Brazilian medium (d. 2002)
  • 1927
    Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1930
    Roddy Maude-Roxby, English actor
  • 1953
    Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician
  • 1954
    Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician
  • 1955
    Michael Stone, British terrorist
  • 1959
    Badou Zaki, Morrocan footballer and manager
  • 1980
    Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer
  • 1982
    Bianca Chatfield, Australian netballer

Who died on April 2?

  • 1502
    Prince Arthur Tudor, son of Henry VII of England (b. 1486)
  • 1747
    Johann Jacob Dillenius, German botanist (b. 1684)
  • 1865
    General A. P. Hill, American Confederate general (b. 1825)
  • 1914
    Paul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1830)
  • 1928
    Theodore William Richards, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1868)
  • 1930
    Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia (b. 1876)
  • 1958
    Tudor Davies, Welsh operatic tenor (b. 1892)
  • 1992
    Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Paul Reed, American actor (b. 1909)
  • 2010
    Thomas J. Moyer, American jurist, Chief Justice Supreme Court of Ohio (b. 1939)

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