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.
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.
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April 2 Historical Event(s)
- 1800Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.
- 1865American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
- 1885Cree warriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories, Canada, killing 9.
- 1902Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
- 1945Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
- 1962The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
- 1972Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.
- 1975Construction 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.
- 1984Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is launched aboard Soyuz T-11, and becomes the first Indian in space.
- 2004Islamist 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?
- 1884Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958)
- 1903Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (d. 1987)
- 1923G. Spencer-Brown, English mathematician
- 1923Gloria Henry, American actress
- 1930Roddy Maude-Roxby, English actor
- 1958Larry Drew, American basketball player
- 1965Rodney King, American victim of police brutality
- 1979Lindy Booth, Canadian actress
- 1981Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress
- 1984Jérémy Morel, French footballer
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