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Friday April 2, 2021

April 2: Day of the Week

April 2, 2021 was the 92nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 273 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

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April 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 1900
    The Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 2?

  • 1527
    Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer (d. 1598)
  • 1884
    Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958)
  • 1923
    Clifford Scott Green, American Federal Judge (d. 2007)
  • 1928
    Prof David Robinson, Irish horticulturist (d. 2004)
  • 1932
    Edward Egan, Cardinal-Archbishop Emeritus of New York
  • 1934
    Brian Glover, British actor and wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1934
    Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (d. 2007)
  • 1960
    Linford Christie, English athlete
  • 1966
    Teddy Sheringham, English footballer
  • 1983
    Yung Joc, American rapper

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