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April 2nd, 2068 (April 02 2068)EventGalba, governor of Hispania, names himself legatus senatus populique Romani, breaking the line of Roman emperors begun with Julius Caesar and Augustus.Julius Caesar Quotes
April 2nd, 2006 (April 02 2006)EventOver 60 tornadoes break out, hardest hit is Tennessee with 29 people killed.
April 2nd, 2006 (April 02 2006)DeathNina Schenk von Stauffenberg, German wife of Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (born in 1913)
April 2nd, 2005 (April 02 2005)EventJames Stewart Jr. becomes first African American to win a major motor sports event.
April 2nd, 2005 (April 02 2005)DeathPope John Paul II (born in 1920)
April 2nd, 2004 (April 02 2004)EventIslamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madridied in Their attack is thwarted.
April 2nd, 2004 (April 02 2004)DeathJohn Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer (born in 1913)
April 2nd, 2003 (April 02 2003)DeathEdwin Starr, American singer (born in 1942)
April 2nd, 2002 (April 02 2002)EventIsraeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreatedied in A siege ensues.
April 2nd, 2001 (April 02 2001)DeathCharles Daudelin, Canadian artist (born in 1920)
April 2nd, 2001 (April 02 2001)DeathJennifer Syme, American actress (born in 1972)
April 2nd, 2000 (April 02 2000)DeathTommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (born in 1928)
April 2nd, 1998 (April 02 1998)DeathRob Pilatus, American model and entertainer (Milli Vanilli) (born in 1965)
April 2nd, 1997 (April 02 1997)EventTennessee accepts the 15th Amendment.
April 2nd, 1995 (April 02 1995)DeathHarvey Penick, American golf instructor (born in 1904)
April 2nd, 1995 (April 02 1995)DeathHannes Alfven, Swedish physicist (born in 1908)Hannes Alfven Quotes
April 2nd, 1994 (April 02 1994)DeathBetty Furness, American actress (born in 1916)
April 2nd, 1992 (April 02 1992)EventIn New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
April 2nd, 1992 (April 02 1992)DeathTomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor (born in 1929)
April 2nd, 1992 (April 02 1992)DeathJuan Gomez Gonzalez, Spanish footballplayer (born in 1954)
April 2nd, 1991 (April 02 1991)EventThe first female Premier of a Canadian province takes office. Rita Johnston succeeds William Vander Zalm, who resigned, as Premier of British Columbia.
April 2nd, 1991 (April 02 1991)BirthTaylor Henderson, Australian musician
April 2nd, 1989 (April 02 1989)EventSoviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.Fidel Castro Quotes
April 2nd, 1987 (April 02 1987)DeathBuddy Rich, American drummer (born in 1917)
April 2nd, 1984 (April 02 1984)EventSquadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is launched aboard Soyuz T-11, and becomes the first Indian in space.
April 2nd, 1984 (April 02 1984)BirthMeryl Cassie, New Zealand actress
April 2nd, 1983 (April 02 1983)BirthFelix Borja, Ecuadorian footballer
April 2nd, 1983 (April 02 1983)BirthYung Joc, American rapper
April 2nd, 1983 (April 02 1983)BirthPaul Capdeville, Chilean tennis player
April 2nd, 1982 (April 02 1982)EventFalklands War: The Falkland Islands are invaded by Argentina.
April 2nd, 1982 (April 02 1982)BirthMarco Amelia, Italian World Cup-winning footballer
April 2nd, 1982 (April 02 1982)BirthJeremy Bloom, American skier and football player
April 2nd, 1982 (April 02 1982)BirthBianca Chatfield, Australian netballer
April 2nd, 1982 (April 02 1982)BirthJack Evans, American professional wrestler Evans Quotes
April 2nd, 1982 (April 02 1982)BirthLeyla Milani, Canadian actress and model
April 2nd, 1981 (April 02 1981)BirthMichael Clarke, Australian cricketer
April 2nd, 1981 (April 02 1981)BirthBethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress
April 2nd, 1980 (April 02 1980)EventU.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound.Jimmy Carter Quotes
April 2nd, 1980 (April 02 1980)BirthCarlos Salcido, Mexican footballer
April 2nd, 1980 (April 02 1980)BirthAdam Fleming, English news reporter
April 2nd, 1980 (April 02 1980)BirthRicky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (died in 2004)
April 2nd, 1979 (April 02 1979)BirthJesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)
April 2nd, 1978 (April 02 1978)BirthJohn Gall, American baseball player
April 2nd, 1977 (April 02 1977)BirthJelena Abbou, Serbian fitness model
April 2nd, 1977 (April 02 1977)BirthMichael Fassbender, Actor
April 2nd, 1977 (April 02 1977)BirthAiden Turner, British actor
April 2nd, 1976 (April 02 1976)BirthRory Sabbatini, South African golfer
April 2nd, 1976 (April 02 1976)BirthAndreas Anastasopoulos, Greek shot putter
April 2nd, 1975 (April 02 1975)EventVietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.Ang Lee Quotes
April 2nd, 1975 (April 02 1975)EventConstruction of the CN Tower is completed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It reaches 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) in height, becoming the world s tallest free-standing structure.
April 2nd, 1975 (April 02 1975)BirthAdam Rodriguez, American actor
April 2nd, 1974 (April 02 1974)BirthHakan Hellstrom, Swedish musician
April 2nd, 1974 (April 02 1974)DeathGeorges Pompidou, President of France (born in 1911)
April 2nd, 1973 (April 02 1973)EventLaunch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
April 2nd, 1972 (April 02 1972)EventActor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s .Charlie Chaplin Quotes
April 2nd, 1972 (April 02 1972)EventVietnam War: The Easter Offensive beginsNorth Vietnamese soldiers of the 304th Division take the northern half of Quang Tri Province.
April 2nd, 1972 (April 02 1972)BirthChico Slimani, Moroccoan-British singer
April 2nd, 1972 (April 02 1972)DeathFranz Halder, German general (born in 1884)Franz Halder Quotes
April 2nd, 1972 (April 02 1972)DeathToshitsugu Takamatsu, Japanese Martial Arts Grandmaster (born in 1887) Martial Quotes
April 2nd, 1972 (April 02 1972)DeathGil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (born in 1924)
April 2nd, 1971 (April 02 1971)BirthTodd Woodbridge, Australian tennis player
April 2nd, 1971 (April 02 1971)BirthZEEBRA, Japanese hip hop artist
April 2nd, 1970 (April 02 1970)BirthRoselyn Sanchez, Puerto Rican actress
April 2nd, 1967 (April 02 1967)BirthGreg Camp, American musician (Smash Mouth)
April 2nd, 1967 (April 02 1967)BirthHelen Chamberlain, British television presenter
April 2nd, 1966 (April 02 1966)BirthBill Romanowski, American football player
April 2nd, 1966 (April 02 1966)BirthTeddy Sheringham, English footballer
April 2nd, 1966 (April 02 1966)BirthGarnet Silk, Jamaican singer (died in 1994)
April 2nd, 1966 (April 02 1966)DeathC. S. Forester, English author (born in 1899)
April 2nd, 1965 (April 02 1965)BirthRodney King, American victim of police brutality
April 2nd, 1964 (April 02 1964)BirthPete Incaviglia, American baseball player
April 2nd, 1963 (April 02 1963)BirthMike Gascoyne, British engineer
April 2nd, 1963 (April 02 1963)BirthKarl Beattie, English television director and producer
April 2nd, 1962 (April 02 1962)EventThe first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
April 2nd, 1962 (April 02 1962)BirthPierre Carles, French documentarist
April 2nd, 1962 (April 02 1962)BirthClark Gregg, American actor
April 2nd, 1962 (April 02 1962)BirthMark Shulman, American children s author
April 2nd, 1961 (April 02 1961)BirthChristopher Meloni, American actor
April 2nd, 1961 (April 02 1961)BirthKeren Woodward, English singer (Bananarama)
April 2nd, 1960 (April 02 1960)BirthLinford Christie, English athlete
April 2nd, 1960 (April 02 1960)BirthBrad Jones, Australian racing driver
April 2nd, 1959 (April 02 1959)BirthJuha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver
April 2nd, 1959 (April 02 1959)BirthYves Lavandier, French film director
April 2nd, 1959 (April 02 1959)BirthBadou Zaki, Morrocan footballer and manager
April 2nd, 1958 (April 02 1958)DeathJosei Toda, Japanese second president of the Buddhist association Soka Gakkai (born in 1900)
April 2nd, 1955 (April 02 1955)BirthMichael Stone, British terrorist
April 2nd, 1954 (April 02 1954)BirthAllan Davis, Australian diplomat
April 2nd, 1954 (April 02 1954)BirthSusumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician
April 2nd, 1953 (April 02 1953)BirthJim Allister, Northern Irish politician
April 2nd, 1953 (April 02 1953)BirthDavid Robinson, American musician
April 2nd, 1953 (April 02 1953)BirthDebralee Scott, American actress (died in 2005)
April 2nd, 1953 (April 02 1953)DeathHugo Sperrle, German field marshal (born in 1885)
April 2nd, 1952 (April 02 1952)BirthPat Drummond, Australian singer-songwriter
April 2nd, 1952 (April 02 1952)BirthThierry Le Luron, French humorist (died in 1986)
April 2nd, 1952 (April 02 1952)BirthLeon Wilkeson, American rock bassist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (died in 2001)
April 2nd, 1951 (April 02 1951)BirthAyako Okamoto, Japanese golfer
April 2nd, 1951 (April 02 1951)BirthMoriteru Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist Martial Quotes
April 2nd, 1949 (April 02 1949)BirthPaul Gambaccini, British television presenter
April 2nd, 1949 (April 02 1949)BirthPamela Reed, American actress
April 2nd, 1949 (April 02 1949)BirthRon Palillo, American actor
April 2nd, 1948 (April 02 1948)BirthDimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer
April 2nd, 1947 (April 02 1947)BirthEmmylou Harris, American singer
April 2nd, 1947 (April 02 1947)BirthCamille Paglia, American feminist writer
April 2nd, 1946 (April 02 1946)BirthKurt Winter, Canadian guitarist (The Guess Who) (died in 1997)
April 2nd, 1945 (April 02 1945)EventDiplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
April 2nd, 1945 (April 02 1945)BirthLinda Hunt, American actress
April 2nd, 1945 (April 02 1945)BirthReggie Smith, American baseball playerSeba Smith Quotes
April 2nd, 1945 (April 02 1945)BirthDon Sutton, American baseball player
April 2nd, 1945 (April 02 1945)BirthAnne Waldman, American poet
April 2nd, 1942 (April 02 1942)BirthLeon Russell, American blues-rock pianist/guitarist session musician
April 2nd, 1942 (April 02 1942)BirthHiroyuki Sakai, Japanese chef
April 2nd, 1941 (April 02 1941)BirthDr. Demento, American radio personality
April 2nd, 1940 (April 02 1940)BirthPenelope Keith, English actress
April 2nd, 1939 (April 02 1939)BirthMarvin Gaye, American singer (died in 1984)Marvin Gaye Quotes
April 2nd, 1939 (April 02 1939)BirthLise Thibault, Lieutenant-governor of Quebec
April 2nd, 1938 (April 02 1938)BirthJohn Larsson, 17th General of The Salvation Army
April 2nd, 1938 (April 02 1938)BirthWhirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse, 1941 Triple Crown Winner (died in 1953)
April 2nd, 1938 (April 02 1938)BirthBooker Little, American jazz trumpeter (died in 1961)
April 2nd, 1937 (April 02 1937)BirthDick Radatz, American baseball player (died in 2005)
April 2nd, 1936 (April 02 1936)DeathJean-Baptiste Eugene Estienne, French general (born in 1860)
April 2nd, 1934 (April 02 1934)BirthPaul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (died in 2007)
April 2nd, 1934 (April 02 1934)BirthBrian Glover, British actor and wrestler (died in 1997)
April 2nd, 1930 (April 02 1930)EventHaile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.
April 2nd, 1930 (April 02 1930)DeathEmpress Zauditu of Ethiopia (born in 1876)
April 2nd, 1928 (April 02 1928)BirthJoseph Cardinal Bernardin, American cardinal (died in 1996)
April 2nd, 1928 (April 02 1928)BirthSerge Gainsbourg, French singer (died in 1991)
April 2nd, 1928 (April 02 1928)DeathTheodore William Richards, American chemist, Nobel laureate (born in 1868)
April 2nd, 1927 (April 02 1927)BirthCarmen Basilio, American boxer
April 2nd, 1927 (April 02 1927)BirthFerenc Puskas, Hungarian footballer (died in 2006)
April 2nd, 1927 (April 02 1927)BirthKenneth Tynan, English critic and writer (died in 1980)Kenneth Tynan Quotes
April 2nd, 1926 (April 02 1926)BirthGeorge MacDonald Fraser, English author (died in 2008)George MacDonald Quotes
April 2nd, 1926 (April 02 1926)BirthSir Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver, three-time F1 world champion and co-founder of eponymous race team
April 2nd, 1923 (April 02 1923)BirthG. Spencer-Brown, English mathematician
April 2nd, 1923 (April 02 1923)BirthClifford Scott Green, American Federal Judge (died in 2007)
April 2nd, 1923 (April 02 1923)BirthGloria Henry, American actress
April 2nd, 1922 (April 02 1922)DeathHermann Rorschach, Swiss psychologist (born in 1884)
April 2nd, 1920 (April 02 1920)BirthJack Webb, American actor, director, and producer (died in 1982)
April 2nd, 1917 (April 02 1917)EventWorld War I: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
April 2nd, 1917 (April 02 1917)EventThe first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress, Jeannette Rankin, takes her seat as a representative from Montana.
April 2nd, 1917 (April 02 1917)BirthDabbs Greer, American actor (died in 2007)
April 2nd, 1917 (April 02 1917)BirthLou Monte, American singer (died in 1989)
April 2nd, 1914 (April 02 1914)BirthSir Alec Guinness, English actor (died in 2000)
April 2nd, 1914 (April 02 1914)DeathPaul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (born in 1830)
April 2nd, 1912 (April 02 1912)BirthHerbert Mills, American singer (The Mills Brothers) (died in 1989)
April 2nd, 1910 (April 02 1910)BirthPaul Triquet, Canadian military officer (died in 1980)
April 2nd, 1908 (April 02 1908)BirthBuddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (died in 2003)
April 2nd, 1907 (April 02 1907)BirthLuke Appling, American baseball player (died in 1991)
April 2nd, 1903 (April 02 1903)BirthLionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (died in 1987)
April 2nd, 1902 (April 02 1902)EventDmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated by a terrorist in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
April 2nd, 1902 (April 02 1902)Event"Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
April 2nd, 1902 (April 02 1902)BirthJan Tschichold, German typographer (died in 1974)
April 2nd, 1902 (April 02 1902)DeathEsther Morris, suffragist and first female American judge (born in 1814)
April 2nd, 1900 (April 02 1900)EventThe Foraker Act passes through Congress, giving Puerto Ricans limited self-rule.
April 2nd, 1900 (April 02 1900)BirthRoberto Arlt, Argentine writer (died in 1942)
April 2nd, 1891 (April 02 1891)BirthMax Ernst, German painter (died in 1976)
April 2nd, 1884 (April 02 1884)BirthSir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (died in 1958))
April 2nd, 1882 (April 02 1882)DeathJesse James, American outlaw, shot in the back of the head by Robert Ford (born in 1847)
April 2nd, 1875 (April 02 1875)BirthWalter Chrysler, American automobile pioneer (died in 1940)
April 2nd, 1872 (April 02 1872)DeathSamuel F. B. Morse, American painter and inventor of the telegraph (born in 1791)
April 2nd, 1869 (April 02 1869)BirthHughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (died in 1928)
April 2nd, 1867 (April 02 1867)BirthEugen Sandow, German bodybuilder and circus performer (died in 1925)
April 2nd, 1865 (April 02 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: The Siege of Petersburg is brokenUnion troops capture the trenches around Petersburg, Virginia, forcing Confederate General Robert E. Lee to retreat.
April 2nd, 1865 (April 02 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
April 2nd, 1865 (April 02 1865)DeathGeneral A. P. Hill, American Confederate general (born in 1825)
April 2nd, 1863 (April 02 1863)EventRichmond Bread Riot: Food shortages incite hundreds of angry women to riot in Richmond, Virginia and demand the Confederate government to release emergency supplies.
April 2nd, 1862 (April 02 1862)BirthNicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (died in 1947)
April 2nd, 1845 (April 02 1845)DeathPhilip Charles Durham, Royal Navy Admiral (born in 1763)
April 2nd, 1840 (April 02 1840)BirthEmile Zola, French novelist and critic (died in 1902)Emile Zola Quotes
April 2nd, 1838 (April 02 1838)BirthLeon Gambetta, French statesman (died in 1882)
April 2nd, 1827 (April 02 1827)BirthWilliam Holman Hunt, English painter (died in 1910)
April 2nd, 1827 (April 02 1827)DeathLudwig Heinrich Bojanus, German physician and naturalist (born in 1776)
April 2nd, 1817 (April 02 1817)DeathJohann Heinrich Jung, German author (born in 1740)
April 2nd, 1814 (April 02 1814)BirthErastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (died in 1879)
April 2nd, 1812 (April 02 1812)BirthLouise-Marie of France, queen of Belgium (died in 1850)
April 2nd, 1810 (April 02 1810)EventNapoleon Bonaparte marries Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
April 2nd, 1805 (April 02 1805)BirthHans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (died in 1875)
April 2nd, 1804 (April 02 1804)EventForty merchantmen are wrecked when a convoy led by HMS Apollo runs aground off Portugal.
April 2nd, 1803 (April 02 1803)DeathSir James Montgomery, 1st Baronet, Scottish politician and judge (born in 1721)
April 2nd, 1801 (April 02 1801)EventNapoleonic Wars: Battle of CopenhagenThe British destroy the Danish fleet.
April 2nd, 1801 (April 02 1801)DeathThomas Dadford Junior, British canal engineer (born in circa 1761)
April 2nd, 1798 (April 02 1798)BirthAugust Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet (died in 1874)
April 2nd, 1792 (April 02 1792)EventThe Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
April 2nd, 1791 (April 02 1791)DeathMirabeau, French statesman (born in 1749)
April 2nd, 1788 (April 02 1788)BirthFrancisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (died in 1862)
April 2nd, 1787 (April 02 1787)DeathThomas Gage, British general (born in 1719)
April 2nd, 1781 (April 02 1781)BirthBhagwan Swaminarayan, religious leader (died in 1830)
April 2nd, 1755 (April 02 1755)EventCommodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.William James Quotes
April 2nd, 1754 (April 02 1754)DeathThomas Carte, English historian (born in 1686)
April 2nd, 1747 (April 02 1747)DeathJohann Jacob Dillenius, German botanist (born in 1684)
April 2nd, 1743 (April 02 1743)BirthThomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (Old style date) (died in 1826)Thomas Jefferson Quotes
April 2nd, 1742 (April 02 1742)DeathJames Douglas, Scottish physician and anatomist (born in 1675)
April 2nd, 1725 (April 02 1725)BirthGiacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer and writer (died in 1798)Giacomo Casanova Quotes
April 2nd, 1720 (April 02 1720)DeathJoseph Dudley, colonial Governor of Massachusetts (born in 1647)
April 2nd, 1719 (April 02 1719)BirthJohann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (died in 1803)
April 2nd, 1657 (April 02 1657)DeathFerdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (born in 1608)
April 2nd, 1657 (April 02 1657)DeathJean-Jacques OlierFrench catholic priest, founder of the Society of Saint-Sulpice (born in 1608)
April 2nd, 1653 (April 02 1653)BirthPrince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (died in 1708)
April 2nd, 1618 (April 02 1618)BirthFrancesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (died in 1663)
April 2nd, 1565 (April 02 1565)BirthCornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (died in 1599)
April 2nd, 1527 (April 02 1527)BirthAbraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer (died in 1598) Abraham Quotes
April 2nd, 1513 (April 02 1513)EventJuan Ponce de Leon sets foot on Florida becoming the first European known to do so.
April 2nd, 1507 (April 02 1507)DeathFrancis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (born in 1416)
April 2nd, 1502 (April 02 1502)DeathPrince Arthur Tudor, son of Henry VII of England (born in 1486)
April 2nd, 1453 (April 02 1453)EventMehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which would fall on May 29.
April 2nd, 1412 (April 02 1412)DeathRuy Gonzales de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????)
April 2nd, 1348 (April 02 1348)BirthAndronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (died in 1385)
April 2nd, 1335 (April 02 1335)DeathDuke Henry of Carinthia (born in circa 1265)
April 2nd, 1272 (April 02 1272)DeathRichard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (born in 1209)
April 2nd, 1118 (April 02 1118)DeathBaldwin I of Jerusalem, King of Jerusalem (born in circa 1058)
April 2nd, 0742 (April 02 0742)BirthCharlemagne (died in 814) Charlemagne Quotes

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