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.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 1865American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
- 1885Cree warriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories, Canada, killing 9.
- 1900The Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule.
- 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.
- 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.
Who were born on April 2?
- 1788Wilhelmine Reichard, first German women balloonist (d. 1848)
- 1910Francisco Cândido Xavier, Most popular Brazilian medium (d. 2002)
- 1923Gloria Henry, American actress
- 1951Ayako Okamoto, Japanese golfer
- 1959Yves Lavandier, French film director
- 1962Pierre Carles, French documentarist
- 1965Rodney King, American victim of police brutality
- 1966Bill Romanowski, American football player
- 1983Paul Capdeville, Chilean tennis player
- 1990Amy Castle, American actress
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