A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on April 2nd. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On April 2, 1863, Southern women in Richmond, Virginia were at their wits end and had had enough, or more accurately had NOT had enough, because they and their families were starving for lack of food (aka, bread).
On April 2, 1911, the Australian Bureau of Statistics conducted their first ever national census.
On April 2, 1917, just a few months after being reelected President of the United States on a platform of “He kept us out of war,” Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany, proving that you cannot believe a word a politician says.
On April 2, 1930, Empress Zewditu of Ethiopia died, making her the last (most recent) Empress regnant in world history.
On April 2, 1942, Leon Russell was born as Claude Russell Bridges.
On April 2, 1992, John Gotti’s Teflon coating wore thin and numerous charges stuck, enough to convict him of murder and a host of other crimes!
On April 2, 2017, the people of the United States were being bombarded by a new infinitive or transitive verb, “to surveil,” and its present and past tenses, “surveilling” and “surveilled.”
On Monday, April 2, 2018, horror film fans of John Carroll University had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see A Quiet Place at 7:00 PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD in Valley View, Ohio!
In celebration of Palm Sunday, a special FREE VIRTUAL ADVANCE SCREENING of the film On a Wing and a Prayer was held on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 3:00pm.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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