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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 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)

  • 1800
    Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1885
    Cree warriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories, Canada, killing 9.
  • 1902
    “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1956
    As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS-TV. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
  • 1980
    President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound.
  • 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?

  • 1527
    Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer (d. 1598)
  • 1814
    Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (d. 1879)
  • 1933
    György Konrád, Hungarian Jewish author, sociologist, essayist
  • 1948
    Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer
  • 1951
    Moriteru Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist
  • 1958
    Larry Drew, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Elton, German comedian
  • 1980
    Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer
  • 1984
    Nóra Barta, Hungarian diver
  • 1985
    Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater

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