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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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
  • 1972
    Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.
  • 1973
    Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 742
    Charlemagne (d. 814)
  • 1614
    Jahanara Begum Sahib, daughter of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal (d. 1681)
  • 1653
    Prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)
  • 1927
    Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1949
    David Robinson, American musician
  • 1949
    Pamela Reed, American actress
  • 1952
    Pat Drummond, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1967
    Helen Chamberlain, British television presenter
  • 1980
    Cristian Lizzori, Italian footballer
  • 1984
    Meryl Cassie, New Zealand actress

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