About April 2

April 2, 2024 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.

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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 302 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.
  • 1801
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen – The British destroy the Danish fleet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1902
    Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.
  • 1992
    In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
  • 2004
    Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.
  • 2006
    Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed.

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