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)
- 1755Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
- 1801Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen – The British destroy the Danish fleet.
- 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.
- 1902“Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
- 1911The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the country’s first national census.
- 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.
- 1962The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
- 1980President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound.
Who were born on April 2?
- 742Charlemagne (d. 814)
- 1814Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (d. 1879)
- 1910Francisco Cândido Xavier, Most popular Brazilian medium (d. 2002)
- 1925George MacDonald Fraser, English author (d. 2008)
- 1945Reggie Smith, American baseball player
- 1960Brad Jones, Australian racing driver
- 1963Karl Beattie, English television director and producer
- 1971ZEEBRA, Japanese hip hop artist
- 1973Roselyn Sánchez, Puerto Rican singer, model and actress
- 1976Andreas Anastasopoulos, Greek shot putter
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