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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, 2005 (April 02 2005)EventJames Stewart Jr. becomes first African American to win a major motor sports event.
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, 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, 1997 (April 02 1997)EventTennessee accepts the 15th Amendment.
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, 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, 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, 1984 (April 02 1984)EventSquadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is launched aboard Soyuz T-11, and becomes the first Indian in space.
April 2nd, 1982 (April 02 1982)EventFalklands War: The Falkland Islands are invaded by Argentina.
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, 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, 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, 1962 (April 02 1962)EventThe first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
April 2nd, 1945 (April 02 1945)EventDiplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
April 2nd, 1930 (April 02 1930)EventHaile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.
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, 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, 1900 (April 02 1900)EventThe Foraker Act passes through Congress, giving Puerto Ricans limited self-rule.
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, 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, 1810 (April 02 1810)EventNapoleon Bonaparte marries Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
April 2nd, 1804 (April 02 1804)EventForty merchantmen are wrecked when a convoy led by HMS Apollo runs aground off Portugal.
April 2nd, 1801 (April 02 1801)EventNapoleonic Wars: Battle of CopenhagenThe British destroy the Danish fleet.
April 2nd, 1792 (April 02 1792)EventThe Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
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, 1513 (April 02 1513)EventJuan Ponce de Leon sets foot on Florida becoming the first European known to do so.
April 2nd, 1453 (April 02 1453)EventMehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which would fall on May 29.

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