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On This Day: April 02nd

This is 92nd day of the year and 273 days remain in the year.

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.
April 02 BirthdaysCharlemagnePronunciation: [shär´lumAn]
[O.Fr.,=Charles the great], 742?–814, emperor of the West (800–814), Carolingian king of the Franks (768–814).
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdisculptor of Statue of Liberty
Alec Guinnessactor
Hans Christian Andersenwriter
Max Ernstpainter
Georgie Anne Geyerforeign correspondent
Marvin Gayesinger, songwriter
Émile Zolanovelist



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