April 2: Day of the Week
April 2, 2021 was the 92nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 273 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
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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)
- 1800Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.
- 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.
- 1900The Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule.
- 1902Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
- 1917World War I: President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
- 1945Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
- 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.
- 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.
Who were born on April 2?
- 1527Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer (d. 1598)
- 1884Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958)
- 1923Clifford Scott Green, American Federal Judge (d. 2007)
- 1928Prof David Robinson, Irish horticulturist (d. 2004)
- 1932Edward Egan, Cardinal-Archbishop Emeritus of New York
- 1934Brian Glover, British actor and wrestler (d. 1997)
- 1934Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (d. 2007)
- 1960Linford Christie, English athlete
- 1966Teddy Sheringham, English footballer
- 1983Yung Joc, American rapper
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