April 2: Day of the Week
April 2, 2020 is the 93rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 273 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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.
- 1801Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen – The British destroy the Danish fleet.
- 1863Richmond Bread Riot: Food shortages incite hundreds of angry women to riot in Richmond, Virginia and demand that the Confederate government release emergency supplies.
- 1865American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
- 1885Cree warriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories, Canada, killing 9.
- 1917World War I: President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
- 1930After the mysterious death of Empress Zewditu, Haile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.
- 1973Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
- 1975Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
- 1992In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
Who were born on April 2?
- 1862Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1947)
- 1917Dabbs Greer, American actor (d. 2007)
- 1928Joseph Bernardin, American cardinal (d. 1996)
- 1934Carl Kasell, American newscaster
- 1942Roshan Seth, Indian actor
- 1948Joan D. Vinge, American author
- 1955Michael Stone, British terrorist
- 1975Randy Livingston, American basketball player
- 1983Felix Borja, Ecuadorian footballer
- 1983Paul Capdeville, Chilean tennis player
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