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 93rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 273 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 20, 2016 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,459,555,200 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 ‘enneacontatrigon’ 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 301 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 1,198 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 2 Historical Events

  • 1792
    The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Siege of Petersburg is broken – Union troops capture the trenches around Petersburg, Virginia, forcing Confederate General Robert E. Lee to retreat.
  • 1900
    The Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule.
  • 1902
    Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
  • 1973
    Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
  • 1973
    The Liberal Movement breaks away from the Liberal and Country League in South Australia.
  • 1989
    Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.
  • 2004
    Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.

Who were born on April 2?

  • 1788
    Wilhelmine Reichard, first German women balloonist (d. 1848)
  • 1923
    Gloria Henry, American actress
  • 1925
    George MacDonald Fraser, English author (d. 2008)
  • 1928
    Joseph Bernardin, American cardinal (d. 1996)
  • 1952
    Pat Drummond, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1959
    Badou Zaki, Morrocan footballer and manager
  • 1976
    Andreas Anastasopoulos, Greek shot putter
  • 1982
    Jeremy Bloom, American skier and football player
  • 1983
    Yung Joc, American rapper
  • 1984
    Ashley Peldon, American actress

Who died on April 2?

  • 1335
    Duke Henry of Carinthia (b. c. 1265)
  • 1747
    Johann Jacob Dillenius, German botanist (b. 1684)
  • 1845
    Philip Charles Durham, Royal Navy Admiral (b. 1763)
  • 1872
    Samuel F. B. Morse, American painter and inventor of the telegraph (b. 1791)
  • 1914
    Paul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1830)
  • 1928
    Theodore William Richards, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1868)
  • 1936
    Jean Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (b. 1860)
  • 1995
    Harvey Penick, American golf instructor (b. 1904)
  • 2001
    Charles Daudelin, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
  • 2007
    Paul Reed, American actor (b. 1909)

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