What happened this day in history April 2

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 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 273 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 20, 2024 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 475,560 hours 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.

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 302 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 4,120 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 2 Historical Events

  • 1755
    Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
  • 1800
    Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.
  • 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.
  • 1902
    “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Construction of the CN Tower is completed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It reaches 553.33 m in height, becoming the world’s tallest free-standing structure.
  • 1975
    Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 2?

  • 1805
    Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (d. 1875)
  • 1862
    Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1947)
  • 1925
    George MacDonald Fraser, English author (d. 2008)
  • 1927
    Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1928
    Prof David Robinson, Irish horticulturist (d. 2004)
  • 1949
    Ron Palillo, American actor
  • 1963
    Karl Beattie, English television director and producer
  • 1963
    Mike Gascoyne, British engineer
  • 1975
    Randy Livingston, American basketball player
  • 1978
    John Gall, American baseball player

Who died on April 2?

  • 1118
    Baldwin I of Jerusalem, King of Jerusalem (b. c. 1058)
  • 1412
    Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer
  • 1803
    Sir James Montgomery, 1st Baronet, Scottish politician and judge (b. 1721)
  • 1865
    General A. P. Hill, American Confederate general (b. 1825)
  • 1966
    C. S. Forester, English author (b. 1899)
  • 1974
    Georges Pompidou, President of France (b. 1911)
  • 1977
    Walter Wolf, German politician (b. 1907)
  • 1987
    Buddy Rich, American drummer (b. 1917)
  • 1998
    Rob Pilatus, American model and entertainer (Milli Vanilli) (b. 1965)
  • 2004
    John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer (b. 1913)

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