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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1930After the mysterious death of Empress Zewditu, Haile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.
- 1945Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
- 1973Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
- 1973The Liberal Movement breaks away from the Liberal and Country League in South Australia.
- 1984Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is launched aboard Soyuz T-11, and becomes the first Indian in space.
- 1989Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.
- 2006Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed.
Who were born on April 2?
- 1545Elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)
- 1647Maria Sibylla Merian, German botanist (d. 1717)
- 1841Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
- 1900Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (d. 1942)
- 1945Don Sutton, American baseball player
- 1969Ajay Devgan, Indian actor
- 1976Andreas Anastasopoulos, Greek shot putter
- 1976Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer
- 1984Nóra Barta, Hungarian diver
- 1990Felipe Chalegre, Brazilian footballer
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