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Sunday April 2, 2017

April 2: Day of the Week

April 2, 2017 is the 92nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 273 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

April 2017
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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aries is the zodiac 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.

April 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 1902
    “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1911
    The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the country’s first national census.
  • 1917
    World War I: President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
  • 1980
    President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound.
  • 1984
    Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is launched aboard Soyuz T-11, and becomes the first Indian in space.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
  • 2002
    Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 2?

  • 1647
    Maria Sibylla Merian, German botanist (d. 1717)
  • 1838
    Léon Gambetta, French statesman (d. 1882)
  • 1910
    Francisco Cândido Xavier, Most popular Brazilian medium (d. 2002)
  • 1920
    Jack Webb, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1982)
  • 1960
    Brad Jones, Australian racing driver
  • 1967
    Helen Chamberlain, British television presenter
  • 1976
    Andreas Anastasopoulos, Greek shot putter
  • 1977
    Michael Fassbender, actor
  • 1982
    Bianca Chatfield, Australian netballer
  • 1982
    Leyla Milani, Canadian actress and model

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