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Historical Events In April - 02

Sunday, 09 May 2021

1892  Willem J d'Ablaing van Giessenburg, Dut baron/genealogist, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1894  On April - 02 rudolph P Cleveringa, Dutch anti-nazi lawyer  

1898  On April - 02 adoption of U.S. Naval Academy coat of arms  

1900  1st edition of The Volk published (Amsterdam) on April - 02.  

1900  On April - 02 heinrich Besseler, German musicologist  

1901  Anis Fuleihan, composer on this day in history.  

1902  The first motion picture theater opens (LA) on April - 02.  

1902  On this day in history 1st motion picture theater opens (LA)  

1902  On April - 02 danilo Svara, composer  

1905  Cairo-Capetown railway opens on this day in history.  

1905  On April - 02 edmond Jouhaud, general  

1906  On this day in history south Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England  

1908  On this day in history mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday  

1908  On April - 02 buddy Ebsen, Belleville Il, actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones)  

1909  On this day in history jean Kurt Forest, composer  

1910  Arnie Herber, NFL QB (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants) on April - 02.  

1910  On April - 02 boyd Alexander, English explorer (Niger to the Nile), murdered at 37  

1911  On April - 02 charles "Honi" Coles, tap dancer (Tap)  

1912  Titanic undergoes sea trials under its own power on April - 02.  

1912  On April - 02 sun Yet Sen forms Guomindang-Party in China  

1914  On April - 02 the birth of Sir Alec Guinness, English actor of stage and screen  

1914  Alec Guinness, London England, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai) on April - 02.  

1915  On April - 02 antony Dornhorst, professor of medicine  

1916  Belyavskij disc asteroid #851 Zeissia ͔ Wladilena ͕ Nansenia on this day in history.  

1916  German troops overtake Bois de Caillette on April - 02.  

1917  On this day in history pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany  

1917  Jeannette Rankin becomes 1st women member of US House of Reps on this day in history.  

1917  Dabbs Greer, Fairview Mo, actor (Gunsmoke, Little House on Prairie) on this day in history.  

1919  On this day in history antoon J Hubben, Dutch mayor (Maasbree)/trade union leader  

1920  On this day in history jack Webb, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Joe Friday-Dragnet)  

1921  On this day in history prof Albert Einstein lectures in New York City on his new theory of relativity  

1922  Nikolaj G Bassov, Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964) on this day in history.  

1923  On April - 02 hugh Overton, British diplomat  

1924  On April - 02 denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1348  On this day in history birth of andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1385)  

1565  Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599) was born on April - 02.  

1602  On this day in history birth of maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan  

1618  On April - 02 birth of francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)  

1628  Constantin Christian Dedekind, composer was born on April - 02.  

1632  Georg Caspar Weckler, composer was born on April - 02.  

1653  Prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708) was born on this day in history.  

1711  Jan Punt, Dutch engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool) was born on April - 02.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1118  On April - 02 boudouin I, of Bologne/Edessa, 1st crusader/king of Jerusalem, dies  

1272  On April - 02 death of richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1209)  

1335  Death of Duke Henry of Carinthia (b. circa 1265) on this day in history.  

1412  On this day in history death of ruy Gonz├íles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????)  

1416  On this day in history ferdinand I, the Justified, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 52  

1502  On April - 02 arthur, English crown prince/husband of Catharina of Aragon, dies  

1507  Death of Francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416) on April - 02.  

1640  On April - 02 matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45  

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