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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1801Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen – The British destroy the Danish fleet.
- 1902Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
- 1911The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the country’s first national census.
- 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.
- 1962The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
- 1973The Liberal Movement breaks away from the Liberal and Country League in South Australia.
- 1980President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound.
- 1989Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.
- 1992In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
- 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?
- 1917Dabbs Greer, American actor (d. 2007)
- 1926Sir Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver
- 1927Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
- 1940Penelope Keith, English actress
- 1948Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer
- 1949David Robinson, American musician
- 1952Thierry Le Luron, French humorist (d. 1986)
- 1953Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician
- 1960Linford Christie, English athlete
- 1977Jelena Abbou, Serbian fitness model
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