April 2: Day of the Week
April 2, 2021 was the 92nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 273 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
- 1851Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand.
- 1863Richmond Bread Riot: Food shortages incite hundreds of angry women to riot in Richmond, Virginia and demand that the Confederate government release emergency supplies.
- 1902“Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
- 1902Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
- 1917World War I: President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
- 1945Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
- 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.
- 1975Construction 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.
- 2004Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.
Who were born on April 2?
- 1545Elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)
- 1725Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer and writer (d. 1798)
- 1838Léon Gambetta, French statesman (d. 1882)
- 1891Max Ernst, German painter (d. 1976)
- 1912Herbert Mills, American singer (The Mills Brothers) (d. 1989)
- 1917Dabbs Greer, American actor (d. 2007)
- 1947Camille Paglia, American feminist writer
- 1979Lindy Booth, Canadian actress
- 1982Jeremy Bloom, American skier and football player
- 1990Jeffery Johnson, Jr., American rapper
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