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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1863Richmond Bread Riot: Food shortages incite hundreds of angry women to riot in Richmond, Virginia and demand that the Confederate government release emergency supplies.
- 1865American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
- 1975Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
- 1980President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound.
- 1982Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
- 1989Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.
- 1991Rita Johnston becomes the first female Premier of a Canadian province when she succeeds William Vander Zalm (who had resigned) as Premier of British Columbia.
- 2002Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.
- 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.
- 2006Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed.
Who were born on April 2?
- 1867Eugen Sandow, German bodybuilder and circus performer (d. 1925)
- 1891Max Ernst, German painter (d. 1976)
- 1923Gloria Henry, American actress
- 1939Lise Thibault, Lieutenant-governor of Quebec
- 1953Debralee Scott, American actress (d. 2005)
- 1962Mark Shulman, American children’s author
- 1975Randy Livingston, American basketball player
- 1981Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress
- 1982Leyla Milani, Canadian actress and model
- 1986Lee DeWyze, American singer
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