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Tuesday April 2, 2019

April 2: Day of the Week

April 2, 2019 was the 92nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 273 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1851
    Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
  • 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.
  • 1885
    Cree warriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories, Canada, killing 9.
  • 1902
    Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
  • 1930
    After the mysterious death of Empress Zewditu, Haile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
  • 1975
    Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.

Who were born on April 2?

  • 1545
    Elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)
  • 1719
    Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (d. 1803)
  • 1908
    Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1926
    Sir Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver
  • 1945
    Don Sutton, American baseball player
  • 1953
    Debralee Scott, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1953
    Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician
  • 1976
    Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer
  • 1984
    Nóra Barta, Hungarian diver
  • 1985
    Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater

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