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Thursday April 2, 2020

April 2: Day of the Week

April 2, 2020 was the 93rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 273 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1755
    Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
  • 1902
    “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1911
    The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the country’s first national census.
  • 1930
    After the mysterious death of Empress Zewditu, Haile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 1945
    Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
  • 1973
    Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
  • 1973
    The Liberal Movement breaks away from the Liberal and Country League in South Australia.
  • 1984
    Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is launched aboard Soyuz T-11, and becomes the first Indian in space.
  • 1989
    Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.
  • 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?

  • 1545
    Elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)
  • 1647
    Maria Sibylla Merian, German botanist (d. 1717)
  • 1841
    Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
  • 1900
    Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (d. 1942)
  • 1945
    Don Sutton, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Ajay Devgan, Indian actor
  • 1976
    Andreas Anastasopoulos, Greek shot putter
  • 1976
    Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer
  • 1984
    Nóra Barta, Hungarian diver
  • 1990
    Felipe Chalegre, Brazilian footballer

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