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    What happened on April 2

    • April 2, 0068 "Galba, governor of Hispania, names himself legatus senatus populique Romani, breaking the line of Roman emperors begun with Julius Caesar and Augustus."

    • April 2, 0742 Birthday - Charlemagne 1st Holy Roman emperor (800-14)

    • April 2, 1118 "Death - Boudouin I of Bologne/Edessa, 1st crusader/king of Jerusalem, dies"

    • April 2, 1416 "Death - Ferdinand I the Justified, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 52"

    • April 2, 1453 "Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (stanbul), which would fall on May 29."

    • April 2, 1502 "Death - Arthur English crown prince/husband of Catharina of Aragn, dies"

    • April 2, 1513 "Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce de Le¢n"

    • April 2, 1513 Juan Ponce de Leon sets foot on Florida becoming the first known European to do so.

    • April 2, 1550 Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy

    • April 2, 1602 Birthday - Maria de Jesus de Agreda [Maria Coronel] Spanish franciscan

    • April 2, 1618 Birthday - Francesco M Grimaldi mathematician/physicist (light defraction)

    • April 2, 1628 Birthday - Constantin Christian Dedekind composer

    • April 2, 1632 Birthday - Georg Caspar Weckler composer

    • April 2, 1640 "Death - Matthias C Sarbiewski [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45"

    • April 2, 1657 "Death - Ferdinand III King of Hungarian/Bohemia/German Emperor, dies at 48"

    • April 2, 1705 "Death - Johann Lohner composer, dies at 59"

    • April 2, 1711 Birthday - Jan Punt Dutch engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool)

    • April 2, 1713 Birthday - Onno Zwier van Haren Frisian poet (Fatherland)

    • April 2, 1725 Birthday - Casanova writer

    • April 2, 1728 Birthday - Franz Asplmayr composer

    • April 2, 1733 Birthday - Giacomo Tritto composer

    • April 2, 1735 Birthday - Christian Gotthilf Tag composer

    • April 2, 1735 Birthday - Franz Volrath Buttstett composer

    • April 2, 1740 Birthday - Armand-Gaston Camus French CEO (Council of 500)

    • April 2, 1747 "Death - Johann J Dillenius German botanist, dies at 63"

    • April 2, 1755 Commodore William James captures pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.

    • April 2, 1758 "Death - Johann Balthasar Konig composer, dies at 67"

    • April 2, 1762 "In Burma a very destructive and violent earthquake felt all over Bengal, Arakan, etc., chiefly and most severely in the north part of the east coast of the Bay of Bengal"

    • April 2, 1763 Birthday - Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari composer

    • April 2, 1781 "Frigate Alliance captures 2 British privateers, Mars and Minerva"

    • April 2, 1784 "Death - Pierre Leclair composer, dies at 74"

    • April 2, 1792 Congress establishes Philadelphia mint

    • April 2, 1792 The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.

    • April 2, 1792 "US authorizes $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins & silver dollar, « dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime"

    • April 2, 1798 Birthday - Hoffmann von Fallersleben writer

    • April 2, 1801 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen - The British destroy the Danish fleet.

    • April 2, 1803 Birthday - Franz Paul Lachner composer

    • April 2, 1803 "Death - Hieronymus van Alphen Dutch attorney/poet (church hymns), dies at 56"

    • April 2, 1804 Forty merchantmen are wrecked when a convoy led by HMS Apollo runs aground off Portugal.

    • April 2, 1805 "Birthday - Hans Christian Andersen Denmark, author of 150 fairy tales"

    • April 2, 1806 Birthday - Giacomo Antonelli Italian cardinal/Assistant Secretary of State for Pius IX

    • April 2, 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte marries Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.

    • April 2, 1814 "Birthday - Henry Lewis ""Old Rock"" Benning Brigadier General (Confederate Army)"

    • April 2, 1817 Birthday - Teodulo Mabellini composer

    • April 2, 1819 "The first successful agricultural journal (""The American Farmer"") begins"

    • April 2, 1826 "Birthday - Philip Dale Roddey Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1897"

    • April 2, 1827 Birthday - William Holdman Hunt English painter (Light of the World)

    • April 2, 1827 "First Naval Hospital construction begun at Portsmouth, VA"

    • April 2, 1831 "Death - Charles Felix blind King of Sardina (1821-31), dies at 74"

    • April 2, 1833 Birthday - Thomas Howard Ruger Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)

    • April 2, 1834 "Birthday - Frdric-Auguste Bertholdi France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty)"

    • April 2, 1840 "Birthday - mile Zola France, novelist (Nana, J'Accuse)"

    • April 2, 1841 Birthday - Clment Ader French engineer

    • April 2, 1845 H.L. Fizeau & J Leon Foucault take first photo of Sun

    • April 2, 1852 "A gang of robbers steal 8,000 ounces of gold from the vessel Nelson, anchored off Williamstown, Victoria."

    • April 2, 1852 "Death - Theodor Althaus writer, dies"

    • April 2, 1860 First Italian Parliament met at Turin

    • April 2, 1862 "Birthday - Nicholas Murray Butler US, Columbia University president/pacifist (Nobel 1931)"

    • April 2, 1863 Birthday - Henry C Van de Velde Flemish painter/architect (Art Nouveau)

    • April 2, 1863 "Richmond Bread Riot: Food shortages incite hundreds of angry women to riot in Richmond, Virginia and demand the Confederate government to release emergency supplies."

    • April 2, 1865 "Ambrose P Hill confederate general, dies at 39"

    • April 2, 1865 "American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia."

    • April 2, 1865 "CSA Pres Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, VA"

    • April 2, 1865 "Death - Ambrose Powell Hill Confederate General, killed in action at 39"

    • April 2, 1865 "Death - Richard Cobden founder Anti-Corn-Law League, dies at 60"

    • April 2, 1865 Gen A.P. Hill is killed by a Federal Picket

    • April 2, 1865 Lee's line is broken at Petersberg

    • April 2, 1865 "Richard Cobden founder Anti-Corn-Law League, dies at 60"

    • April 2, 1866 "Pres Johnson ends war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn & Va"

    • April 2, 1868 Birthday - Eduard Jacobs singer/pianist (Dutch cabaret)

    • April 2, 1869 R Luther discovers asteroid #108 Hecuba

    • April 2, 1871 "Dominion of Canada's first census shows a population of 3,689,257, including 2,110,000 of British origin and 1,083,000 of French origin"

    • April 2, 1872 "Death - Samuel F B Morse developer of electric telegraph, dies at 80"

    • April 2, 1872 Samuel F B Morse developer of electric telegraph dies at 80

    • April 2, 1875 Birthday - Walter Chrysler founded Chrysler car company

    • April 2, 1876 "Death - Paul van Vlissingen Dutch ship owner, dies at 78"

    • April 2, 1877 "Birthday - Arnold Schering German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik)"

    • April 2, 1877 The first Easter egg roll held on White House lawn

    • April 2, 1885 Wandering Spirit massacres 9 white settlers and Metis at Frog Lake Saskatchewan takes one man and two women prisoner with 7 other Crees.

    • April 2, 1887 Juneau Alaska the US seizes Canadian sealing ships in North Pacific (boy they sure pick on us)

    • April 2, 1890 "Death - Marinus Campbell bibliographer, dies at 70"

    • April 2, 1891 "Birthday - Max Ernst Germany, painter/sculptor (founded surrealism)"

    • April 2, 1892 "Death - Willem J d'Ablaing van Giessenburg Dut baron/genealogist, dies at 79"

    • April 2, 1894 Birthday - Rudolph P Cleveringa Dutch anti-nazi lawyer

    • April 2, 1894 Birthday - Walter Mittelholzer Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air)

    • April 2, 1898 Adoption of U.S. Naval Academy coat of arms

    • April 2, 1900 Birthday - Heinrich Besseler German musicologist

    • April 2, 1900 "The Foraker Act passes through Congress, giving Puerto Ricans limited self-rule."

    • April 2, 1901 Birthday - Anis Fuleihan composer

    • April 2, 1902 """Electric Theatre"", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California."

    • April 2, 1902 Birthday - Danilo Svara composer

    • April 2, 1902 "Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated by a terrorist in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg."

    • April 2, 1902 The first motion picture theater opens (LA)

    • April 2, 1905 Birthday - Edmond Jouhaud General

    • April 2, 1905 Birthday - Kurt Adler therapist/writer

    • April 2, 1905 "Birthday - Serge Lifar Kiev, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opra Ballet)"

    • April 2, 1907 Birthday - Irene Mayer Selznick producer (Street Car Named Desire)

    • April 2, 1908 "Birthday - Buddy Ebsen Belleville IL, actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones)"

    • April 2, 1909 Birthday - Jean Kurt Forest composer

    • April 2, 1910 "Birthday - Arnie Herber NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers, New York Giants)"

    • April 2, 1910 Birthday - Joeri German Russian writer

    • April 2, 1910 "Death - Boyd Alexander English explorer (Niger to the Nile), murdered at 37"

    • April 2, 1910 "Death - Friedrich von Bodelschwingh German theologist, dies at 79"

    • April 2, 1911 "Birthday - Charles ""Honi"" Coles tap dancer (Tap)"

    • April 2, 1912 Titanic undergoes sea trials under its own power

    • April 2, 1914 "Birthday - Sir Alec Guinness [de Cuffe] London England, thespian (Colonel Nicholson-Bridge on River Kwai, Obi-Wan Kenobi-Star Wars, George Smiley-Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)"

    • April 2, 1915 Birthday - Antony Dornhorst professor of medicine

    • April 2, 1915 Birthday - Arthur Ballard artist

    • April 2, 1916 Belyavskij disc asteroid #851 Zeissia & #852 Wladilena & #853 Nansenia

    • April 2, 1917 "Birthday - Dabbs Greer Fairview MO, actor (Gunsmoke, Little House on Prairie)"

    • April 2, 1917 "Birthday - Lou Monte Lyndhurst NJ, singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse)"

    • April 2, 1917 Pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany

    • April 2, 1917 "The first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress, Jeannette Rankin, takes her seat as a representative from Montana."

    • April 2, 1917 "World War I: The Battle of Vimy Ridge commences when the Canada Corps launches an artillery bombardment of the German trenches. To that time, the biggest artillery bombardment in history."

    • April 2, 1917 World War I: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.

    • April 2, 1919 Birthday - Antoon J Hubben Dutch mayor (Maasbree)/trade union leader

    • April 2, 1919 "Birthday - Sir Ian Hunter England, impresario"

    • April 2, 1920 "Birthday - Jack Webb Santa Monica CA, actor (Joe Friday-Dragnet)"

    • April 2, 1920 "Birthday - Lambertus van Straaten geologist (Waddenzee, Rhne-delta)"

    • April 2, 1922 "Birthday - Nikolaj G Bassov Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964)"

    • April 2, 1923 "Birthday - Jacob ""Jaap"" Firet Dutch theologist (Agogisch Moment)"

    • April 2, 1923 Birthday - Sir Hugh Overton British diplomat

    • April 2, 1924 Birthday - Sir Denis Rooke CEO (British Gas)

    • April 2, 1925 Birthday - George MacDonald Fraser poet/author (Flashman at the Charge)

    • April 2, 1926 "Birthday - Elena Verdugo Hollywood CA, actress (Consuelo-Marcus Welby MD)"

    • April 2, 1926 Birthday - Michael Rizzello sculpter/coin designer

    • April 2, 1927 Birthday - Billy Pierce pitcher (Chicago White Sox) seven time all star

    • April 2, 1928 "Birthday - Joseph ""Cardinal"" Bernardin of Chicago"

    • April 2, 1928 "Birthday - Rita Gam Pittsburgh PA, actress (Distortions, Hannibal, Sierra Baron, Mohawk)"

    • April 2, 1928 Birthday - Serge Gainsbourg [Ginsburg] Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)

    • April 2, 1928 "Death - Theodore Richards US chemist (atomic weight, Nobel 1914), dies"

    • April 2, 1929 "Birthday - Catherine Gaskin romantic novelist (Fiona, Coporation Wife)"

    • April 2, 1929 Birthday - Frans HJJ Andriessen Dutch MP (KVP/CDA)

    • April 2, 1930 Birthday - Girolamo Arriego composer

    • April 2, 1930 Birthday - W Hambleden Smith English newspaper magnate

    • April 2, 1930 Haile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.

    • April 2, 1930 NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda for the first time

    • April 2, 1931 Birthday - Imre Olsvai composer

    • April 2, 1931 "Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee"

    • April 2, 1932 Birthday - Mahmood Hussain Pakistani cricket swing bowler (68 wickets in 27 Tests)

    • April 2, 1932 "Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son"

    • April 2, 1932 "Death - Hugo Kaun composer, dies at 69"

    • April 2, 1933 "Death - K S Ranjitsinhji cricketer (989 Test runs, 1st-class average 56), dies"

    • April 2, 1934 Birthday - Brian Glover actor (McGuffin)

    • April 2, 1934 Birthday - Christopher France British permanent secretary (Department of Health)

    • April 2, 1934 "Birthday - Diane Cilento Rabaul,, actress (Hombre, Tom Jones, Wicker Man)"

    • April 2, 1934 Birthday - Sir Peter Middleton British permanent secretary (Treasury)

    • April 2, 1935 "Birthday - Sharon Acker Toronto Ontario Canada, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason 1973)"

    • April 2, 1935 "Mary Hirsch, becomes first woman licensed as a horse trainer"

    • April 2, 1935 Sir Watson-Watt patents RADAR

    • April 2, 1936 "Birthday - Jack Brabham Australia, race car driver (world champion 1966)"

    • April 2, 1937 "Birthday - Paul E Kanjorski (Representative-Democrat-PA, 1985- )"

    • April 2, 1937 "Death - Nathan Birnbaum Austria philosopher (Zionism), dies at about 72"

    • April 2, 1937 Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #1549 Mikko

    • April 2, 1938 "Death - Alice Berend writer, dies"

    • April 2, 1939 "Birthday - Marvin P Gaye Jr Washington DC, singer (Sexual Healing)"

    • April 2, 1940 "Birthday - Penelope Keith British actress (Norman Conquests, Priest of Love)"

    • April 2, 1940 Birthday - Peter Haining writer/editor (Anatomy of Witchcraft)

    • April 2, 1941 "Birthday - Leon Russell Lawton KS, pianist/singer (Carny)"

    • April 2, 1941 "Death - Paul Teleki premier Hungary, dies"

    • April 2, 1942 Birthday - Graham Bright private secretary to British PM

    • April 2, 1943 Birthday - Glen Dale [Richard Garforth] rock vocalist (Fortunes Deal)

    • April 2, 1943 "Birthday - Larry Coryell Galveston TX, jazz guitarist (11th House)"

    • April 2, 1944 "Death - Mikulas Moyzes composer, dies at 71"

    • April 2, 1945 Birthday - Don Sutton baseball pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers)

    • April 2, 1945 "Birthday - Linda Hunt Morristown NJ, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado)"

    • April 2, 1945 Birthday - Lord Skelmersdale British minister (C)

    • April 2, 1946 Birthday - Kurt Winter rocker (The Guess Who)

    • April 2, 1946 Birthday - Lynda Carr educationist

    • April 2, 1946 Birthday - Richard Collinge cricketer (New Zealand record wicket-taker (116) before Hadlee)

    • April 2, 1947 "Birthday - Camille Paglia Endicott NY, actress (Female Misbehavior, It's Pat)"

    • April 2, 1947 "Birthday - Emmylou Harris Birmingham AL, country singer (Together Again)"

    • April 2, 1947 "Death - Joseph Hardstaff cricket (311 runs in 5 Tests for England 1907-08), dies"

    • April 2, 1947 UN places former Japanese mandated islands under U.S. trusteeship

    • April 2, 1948 Birthday - Eleanor Margaret Burbridge astronomer/educator

    • April 2, 1948 "Birthday - Joan [Carol] D[ennison] Vinge US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune)"

    • April 2, 1948 "Birthday - Joan D Vinge American writer (Tangled Up In Blue, The Snow Queen, Catspaw)"

    • April 2, 1948 Birthday - Kerry Minnear rocker (Gentle Giant)

    • April 2, 1948 Birthday - Marlene Floyd LPGA golfer

    • April 2, 1949 "Birthday - Pamela Reed Tacoma WA, actress (Grand, Kindergarten Cop, Home Court)"

    • April 2, 1949 Birthday - Paul Gambaccini British disc jockey

    • April 2, 1951 "Birthday - Ayako Okamoto Hiroshima Japan, LPGA golfer (1990 Sara Lee)"

    • April 2, 1951 "Death - Simon Barere pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall"

    • April 2, 1951 "First Navy use of jet aircraft as a bomber, launched from a carrier, USS Princeton."

    • April 2, 1951 "Simon Barere pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall"

    • April 2, 1952 "Bernard Lyot inventor (chronograph), dies"

    • April 2, 1952 "Birthday - Dan Halldorson Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 World Cup)"

    • April 2, 1952 "Birthday - Joseph Kent Massey Oklahoma City OK, soling yachter (Olympics-bronze-1996)"

    • April 2, 1952 Birthday - Leon Wilkerson rocker (Lynard Skynard)

    • April 2, 1952 "Death - Bernard F Lyot French astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55"

    • April 2, 1953 Birthday - David Robinson drummer (Cars)

    • April 2, 1953 "Birthday - Debralee Scott Elizabeth NJ, actress (Cathy-Mary Hartman, Angie)"

    • April 2, 1953 "Death - Jean Epstein French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56"

    • April 2, 1954 "Birthday - Ron Palillo Cheshire CT, actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter)"

    • April 2, 1954 Plans to build Disneyland first announced

    • April 2, 1955 Halifax Nova Scotia the opening of Angus L. Macdonald Bridge linking Halifax and Dartmouth and I was there

    • April 2, 1956 Birthday - Farrukh Zaman lefty cricket spinner (bowled 10 overs Pakistan vs New Zealand 1976)

    • April 2, 1956 "Death - Albert de Bassompierre Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82"

    • April 2, 1956 "Death - Chester Clute actor (Niagara Falls), dies at 65"

    • April 2, 1956 "Death - Philippo de Pisis Italian painter, dies at 59"

    • April 2, 1956 "Soap operas ""As the World Turns"" & ""Edge of Night"" premieres on TV"

    • April 2, 1957 "In Toronto 22-year-old Elvis Presley plays two concerts before 23,000 people at Maple Leaf Gardens; his second concert, before 15,000 fans"

    • April 2, 1958 "Last load of bitumen on Pacific Highway between Sydney and Brisbane is laid 18km south of Taree, NSW."

    • April 2, 1958 National Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA

    • April 2, 1958 "Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record)"

    • April 2, 1959 Birthday - Adrian Meagher Australian baseball pitching coach (Olympics-1996)

    • April 2, 1959 "Birthday - Brian Goodell US, 400 meter/1500 meter freestyle swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1976)"

    • April 2, 1959 "Birthday - Carmen Ayala-Troncoso New York NY, 5K runner"

    • April 2, 1959 "Birthday - Dean Townson St Petersburg FL, singer (Pirates of the Mississippi-Fred Jake)"

    • April 2, 1959 Birthday - Gelindo Bordin Italian marathon runner (Olympics-gold-1988)

    • April 2, 1959 Birthday - Ken Macleay cricketer (at Bedford-on-Avon Australian ODI medium pacer)

    • April 2, 1959 "Birthday - Victoria Jackson Miami FL, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Casual Sex)"

    • April 2, 1959 "Death - Benjamin Christensen Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery), dies at 79"

    • April 2, 1960 "Birthday - Linford Christie St Andrews Jamaica, 4x100 meter runner (Olympics-gold 1992"

    • April 2, 1960 "USS Glacier begins 12 days of relief operations, providing helicopter and boat transportation and emergency supplies to residents of Paramaribo, Brazil after floods."

    • April 2, 1961 "Birthday - Cindy Mackey Athens GA, LPGA golfer (1986 MasterCard International Pro-Am)"

    • April 2, 1961 Birthday - Gijs Steinmann Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)

    • April 2, 1961 "Birthday - Keren Jane Woodward Bristol England, rock vocalist (Bananarama-Venus)"

    • April 2, 1961 "Death - August Defresne Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67"

    • April 2, 1961 "Death - Wallingford Riegger US composer (Bacchangle), dies at 75"

    • April 2, 1962 "Birthday - Alex Tripolski Israel, Men's Shooting 50 meter air pistol (Olympics-16th-1996)"

    • April 2, 1962 "Birthday - Billy Dean Quincy FL, country singer (Billy the Kid)"

    • April 2, 1962 Birthday - Bruce Kozerski NFL tackle/guard (Cincinnati Bengals)

    • April 2, 1962 "The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London."

    • April 2, 1963 "Birthday - Dermot Reeve England, cricketer (in Hong Kong England all-rounder 1992)"

    • April 2, 1963 Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)

    • April 2, 1963 "USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km"

    • April 2, 1964 "Birthday - Pete Incaviglia Pebble Beach CA, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)"

    • April 2, 1964 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love

    • April 2, 1964 USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned

    • April 2, 1965 "Birthday - Rodney King Sacramento CA, black motorist beaten by Los Angeles cops"

    • April 2, 1965 "Death - Renzo Bossi composer, dies at 81"

    • April 2, 1966 "Birthday - Andrei Kovalev NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics-98)"

    • April 2, 1966 "Birthday - Bill Romanowski NFL linebacker (Eagles, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)"

    • April 2, 1966 Birthday - Willie Green NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)

    • April 2, 1966 "Death - Cecil Scott Forester English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66"

    • April 2, 1966 "Death of Cecil Scott Forester, author of the Captain Hornblower novels, and The African Queen."

    • April 2, 1966 "Leading Liberal Andrew Peacock enters Australian federal parliament, winning Sir Robert Menzies' old seat of Kooyong in a by-election;"

    • April 2, 1966 Soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes first spacecraft to orbit Moon

    • April 2, 1968 Beatles form Python Music Ltd

    • April 2, 1968 Chad creates Union of Central African States

    • April 2, 1969 Birthday - Yj Nagata [Yuji] wrestler (NJPW)

    • April 2, 1969 "Death - Fortunio Bonanova actor (My Best Gal, Havana Rose), dies at 74"

    • April 2, 1970 "2 men begin ascent of south face of Annapurna I, the highest final stage in a wall climb in the world"

    • April 2, 1970 Birthday - Jerry Reynolds NFL guard/tackle (New York Giants)

    • April 2, 1970 "Birthday - Jon Lieber Council Bluffs IA, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)"

    • April 2, 1970 "Birthday - Marcus Christensen Toronto Ontario Canada, figure skater (1995 Canadian-2nd)"

    • April 2, 1970 Birthday - Tammi Reiss WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)

    • April 2, 1970 Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India's Assam state

    • April 2, 1970 Qatar gains independence from Britain

    • April 2, 1971 "Birthday - James Ransom Toronto Ontario Canada, Epee fencer (Olympics-96)"

    • April 2, 1971 Birthday - Jenny Craig Miss Georgia-USA (1996)

    • April 2, 1971 "Birthday - Todd Woodbridge Sydney Australia, tennis star ('95 doubles Wimbledon)"

    • April 2, 1971 "Sci-fi soap opera ""Dark Shadows"" concludes an almost 5 year run"

    • April 2, 1972 44th Academy Awards presented

    • April 2, 1972 Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist in the early 1950s during the Red Scare.

    • April 2, 1972 "Birthday - Graham Hood Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, 1.5k runner (Olympics-92, 96)"

    • April 2, 1972 "Death - Gil Hodges manager (New York Mets), dies of heart attack at 57"

    • April 2, 1972 Prime Minister Begin visits Cairo

    • April 2, 1972 Vietnam War: Easter Offensive begins - North Vietnamese soldiers of the 304th Division take the northern half of Quang Tri Province.

    • April 2, 1973 Launch of LexisNexis computerized legal research service.

    • April 2, 1974 Arganat Comm publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War

    • April 2, 1974 "Death - Douglass Dumbrille actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84"

    • April 2, 1974 "Death - Georges Pompidou French President, dies in Paris at 62"

    • April 2, 1974 "Douglass Dumbrille actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84"

    • April 2, 1974 "Georges Pompidou French president, dies in Paris"

    • April 2, 1975 "Birthday - Deedee Magno rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)"

    • April 2, 1975 "CN Tower completed in Toronto Ontario Canada: reaches 553.33 metres in height, becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure."

    • April 2, 1975 "The CN Tower is completed, reaching 555.35 metres in height, becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure"

    • April 2, 1975 Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.

    • April 2, 1976 "Death - Ray Teal actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza), dies at 74"

    • April 2, 1976 "Ray Teal actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza), dies at 74"

    • April 2, 1977 "Charlotte Brew becomes the first woman to ride in Britain's Grand National steeplechase when she rides her own horse, Barony Fort."

    • April 2, 1977 "Fleetwood Mac's ""Rumors,"" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks"

    • April 2, 1977 Mont Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a lose

    • April 2, 1977 Number one hit on UK music charts - Abba - Knowing Me Knowing You

    • April 2, 1979 "Carroll D Rosenbloom LA Rams president, dies at 72"

    • April 2, 1979 "Death - Carroll D Rosenbloom Los Angeles Rams president, dies at 72"

    • April 2, 1979 "Death - Ivan Barrow cricketer (11 Tests for West Indies 1930-39), dies"

    • April 2, 1979 Israeli PM Menachem Begin visits Cairo Egypt

    • April 2, 1980 "Death - Dick Howorth cricketer (England slow lefty all-rounder late 40's), dies"

    • April 2, 1980 U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound.

    • April 2, 1980 Wayne Gretzky becomes first teenager to score 50 goals in a season

    • April 2, 1981 A Gilmore & P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3400

    • April 2, 1982 Argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands the start of the war with England

    • April 2, 1982 Falklands War: 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina. See also 1833 invasion of the Falkland Islands by United Kingdom

    • April 2, 1984 Georgetown beats Houston for NCAA basketball title

    • April 2, 1984 "Sqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma is launched aboard Soyuz T-11, and becomes the first Indian in space."

    • April 2, 1986 4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece

    • April 2, 1986 George Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans

    • April 2, 1987 "Buddy Rich drummer/orch leader (Away We Go), dies at 69"

    • April 2, 1987 "Death - Buddy Rich drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69"

    • April 2, 1989 "Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations."

    • April 2, 1989 "Wrestlemania V-Hulk Hogan beats Randy ""Macho Man"" Savage"

    • April 2, 1990 "Death - Aldo Fabrizi actor (Postman Goes to War, Open City), dies at 85"

    • April 2, 1991 "First female Premier of a Canadian province takes office. Rita Johnston succeeds William Vander Zalm, who resigned, as Premier of British Columbia."

    • April 2, 1992 Country singer Wynonna Judd's first appearance as a single act

    • April 2, 1992 "Death - Paula Kelly singer/actress (Sweet Charity), dies at 72"

    • April 2, 1992 In Guelph Ontario a stable fire kills 69 horses at Mohawk Raceway; worst racetrack fire in Canadian history.

    • April 2, 1992 "In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison."

    • April 2, 1992 John Gotti found guilty in death of Paul Castallanos

    • April 2, 1992 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands

    • April 2, 1993 "Death - Eugenie Leontovitch actress (4 Sons, Homicidal), dies at 93"

    • April 2, 1993 "Death - Klaas Schenk Dutch speed skater/coach/father of Ard, dies at 86"

    • April 2, 1994 "Death - Richard Davies actor (Pvt Buckaroo), dies of heart attack at 79"

    • April 2, 1995 "Death - Hannes Alfven physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86"

    • April 2, 1995 "Death - Harvey Penick premier golf instructor/author, dies at 90"

    • April 2, 1995 "Death - Julius Arthur Hemphill saxophonist, dies at 57"

    • April 2, 1995 More than 80 top Australian rugby league players sign with Super League

    • April 2, 1997 "Death - Tomoyuki Tanaka producer (Godzilla), dies of a stroke at 86"

    • April 2, 2000 "French archaeologists announce they have discovered the remains of a 4,000-year-old queen's pyramid south of Cairo, complete with texts of special prayers previously found only with kings"

    • April 2, 2002 Israeli forces surrounded the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians retreated. A siege ensues.

    • April 2, 2004 Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt a thwarted bombing of the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid.

    • April 2, 2005 James Stewart Jr. becomes first African American to win a major motorsports event.

    • April 2, 2006 "Over 60 tornadoes breakout, hardest hit is Tennessee with 29 people killed."







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