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Thursday April 2, 2020

April 2: Day of the Week

April 2, 2020 was the 93rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 273 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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

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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)

  • 1755
    Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
  • 1792
    The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
  • 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.
  • 1902
    “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1930
    After the mysterious death of Empress Zewditu, Haile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 1972
    Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.
  • 1982
    Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
  • 1989
    Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.
  • 2004
    Islamist 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?

  • 1867
    Eugen Sandow, German bodybuilder and circus performer (d. 1925)
  • 1930
    Roddy Maude-Roxby, English actor
  • 1940
    Penelope Keith, English actress
  • 1953
    Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician
  • 1955
    Michael Stone, British terrorist
  • 1961
    Christopher Meloni, American actor
  • 1962
    Pierre Carles, French documentarist
  • 1969
    Ajay Devgan, Indian actor
  • 1983
    Paul Capdeville, Chilean tennis player
  • 1985
    Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater

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