About April 2

April 2, 2021 is the 92nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 273 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Aries is the sun 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 305 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 2

  • 1755
    Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
  • 1792
    The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
  • 1800
    Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.
  • 1851
    Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
  • 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
    “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1917
    World War I: President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
  • 1956
    As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS-TV. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format.
  • 1962
    The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
  • 1973
    Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
  • 1973
    The Liberal Movement breaks away from the Liberal and Country League in South Australia.
  • 1975
    Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
  • 1980
    President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound.
  • 1982
    Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
  • 1984
    Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is launched aboard Soyuz T-11, and becomes the first Indian in space.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed.

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