April 2: Day of the Week
April 2, 2019 is the 92nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 273 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1792The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
- 1885Cree warriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories, Canada, killing 9.
- 1900The Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule.
- 1962The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
- 1972Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.
- 1982Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
- 1989Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.
- 1992In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
- 2002Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.
- 2006Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed.
Who were born on April 2?
- 1527Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer (d. 1598)
- 1862Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1947)
- 1908Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)
- 1917Dabbs Greer, American actor (d. 2007)
- 1941Dr. Demento, American radio personality
- 1962Clark Gregg, American actor
- 1966Bill Romanowski, American football player
- 1980Cristian Lizzori, Italian footballer
- 1981Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer
- 1990Amy Castle, American actress
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