April 2: Day of the Week
April 2, 2017 was the 92nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 273 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1792The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
- 1851Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand.
- 1885Cree warriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories, Canada, killing 9.
- 1945Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
- 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.
- 1973Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1923G. Spencer-Brown, English mathematician
- 1933György Konrád, Hungarian Jewish author, sociologist, essayist
- 1934Carl Kasell, American newscaster
- 1955Michael Stone, British terrorist
- 1963Mike Gascoyne, British engineer
- 1971ZEEBRA, Japanese hip hop artist
- 1980Cristian Lizzori, Italian footballer
- 1982Jack Evans, American professional wrestler
- 1982Leyla Milani, Canadian actress and model
- 1983Felix Borja, Ecuadorian footballer
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