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Sunday April 2, 2017

April 2: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1755
    Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
  • 1800
    Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
  • 1975
    Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.

Who were born on April 2?

  • 1719
    Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (d. 1803)
  • 1814
    Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (d. 1879)
  • 1875
    Walter Chrysler, American automobile pioneer (d. 1940)
  • 1928
    Prof David Robinson, Irish horticulturist (d. 2004)
  • 1949
    Ron Palillo, American actor
  • 1959
    Yves Lavandier, French film director
  • 1977
    Michael Fassbender, actor
  • 1984
    Ashley Peldon, American actress
  • 1990
    Jeffery Johnson, Jr., American rapper
  • 1993
    Aaron Kelly, American singer

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