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.
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)
- 1851Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand.
- 1865American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
- 1865American Civil War: The Siege of Petersburg is broken – Union troops capture the trenches around Petersburg, Virginia, forcing Confederate General Robert E. Lee to retreat.
- 1885Cree warriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories, Canada, killing 9.
- 1902Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
- 1930After the mysterious death of Empress Zewditu, Haile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.
- 1956As 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Who were born on April 2?
- 1545Elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)
- 1719Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (d. 1803)
- 1908Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)
- 1926Sir Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver
- 1945Don Sutton, American baseball player
- 1953Debralee Scott, American actress (d. 2005)
- 1953Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician
- 1976Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer
- 1984Nóra Barta, Hungarian diver
- 1985Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater
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