April 2: Day of the Week
April 2, 2018 was the 92nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 273 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 1902“Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
- 1902Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
- 1973The Liberal Movement breaks away from the Liberal and Country League in South Australia.
- 1982Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
- 1984Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is launched aboard Soyuz T-11, and becomes the first Indian in space.
- 1992In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
- 2002Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.
- 2006Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed.
Who were born on April 2?
- 1917Dabbs Greer, American actor (d. 2007)
- 1947Camille Paglia, American feminist writer
- 1948Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer
- 1953Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician
- 1959Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver
- 1962Pierre Carles, French documentarist
- 1967Helen Chamberlain, British television presenter
- 1983Paul Capdeville, Chilean tennis player
- 1983Yung Joc, American rapper
- 1984Jérémy Morel, French footballer
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