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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This was 92nd day of the year and 273 days remained in the year.


April 2 Birthdays

Charlemagne
Pronunciation: [shär´lumAn]
[O.Fr.,=Charles the great], 742?–814, emperor of the West (800–814), Carolingian king of the Franks (768–814).

Hans Christian Andersen
writer (1805)

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
sculptor of Statue of Liberty (1834)

Émile Zola
novelist (1840)

Max Ernst
painter (1891)

Alec Guinness
actor (1914)

Georgie Anne Geyer
foreign correspondent (1935 )

Marvin Gaye
singer, songwriter (1939)

April 2 in History

1513

Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida.

1792

Congress authorized the first U.S. mint, in Philadelphia.

1865

Confederate president Jefferson Davis and most of his cabinet fled the Confederate capital of Richmond, Va.

1870

Victoria Claflin Woodhull announced her candidacy for president of the United States.

1917

President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany.

1932

Charles Lindbergh paid a $50,000 ransom for the return of his kidnapped son.

1982

Argentina seized the Falkland Islands from Britain

2005

Pope John Paul II died.

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