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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)

  • 1755
    Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1980
    President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed.

Who were born on April 2?

  • 1841
    Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
  • 1926
    Sir Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver
  • 1934
    Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (d. 2007)
  • 1947
    Camille Paglia, American feminist writer
  • 1947
    Sam Anderson, American actor
  • 1962
    Pierre Carles, French documentarist
  • 1963
    Mike Gascoyne, British engineer
  • 1976
    Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer
  • 1981
    Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer
  • 1982
    Jeremy Bloom, American skier and football player

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