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Saturday April 2, 2022

April 2: Day of the Week

April 2, 2022 was the 92nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 273 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1865
    American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Siege of Petersburg is broken – Union troops capture the trenches around Petersburg, Virginia, forcing Confederate General Robert E. Lee to retreat.
  • 1900
    The Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule.
  • 1902
    Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
  • 1945
    Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
  • 1956
    As 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.
  • 1980
    President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    In 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?

  • 1840
    Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (d. 1902)
  • 1875
    Walter Chrysler, American automobile pioneer (d. 1940)
  • 1914
    Sir Alec Guinness, English actor (d. 2000)
  • 1939
    Anthony Lake, American political figure
  • 1949
    Paul Gambaccini, British television presenter
  • 1953
    Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician
  • 1957
    Giuliana De Sio, Italian actress
  • 1979
    Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)
  • 1981
    Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer
  • 1983
    Owen Fussey, Canadian ice hockey player

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