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Sunday April 2, 2023

April 2: Day of the Week

April 2, 2023 is the 92nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 273 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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

April 2023
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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.
  • 1863
    Richmond Bread Riot: Food shortages incite hundreds of angry women to riot in Richmond, Virginia and demand that the Confederate government release emergency supplies.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1902
    “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1902
    Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1719
    Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (d. 1803)
  • 1788
    Wilhelmine Reichard, first German women balloonist (d. 1848)
  • 1838
    Léon Gambetta, French statesman (d. 1882)
  • 1928
    Joseph Bernardin, American cardinal (d. 1996)
  • 1939
    Marvin Gaye, American singer (d. 1984)
  • 1954
    Donald Petrie, American film director
  • 1958
    Larry Drew, American basketball player
  • 1971
    ZEEBRA, Japanese hip hop artist
  • 1972
    Chico Slimani, Moroccan-British singer
  • 1975
    Adam Rodriguez, American actor

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