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Historical Events In April - 02

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

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

1894  Rudolph P Cleveringa, Dutch anti-nazi lawyer on April - 02.  

1898  Adoption of U.S. Naval Academy coat of arms on this day in history.  

1900  1st edition of The Volk published (Amsterdam) on this day in history.  

1900  On April - 02 heinrich Besseler, German musicologist  

1901  On April - 02 anis Fuleihan, composer  

1902  On this day in history the first motion picture theater opens (LA)  

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

1902  Danilo Svara, composer on April - 02.  

1905  On April - 02 cairo-Capetown railway opens  

1905  On April - 02 edmond Jouhaud, general  

1906  South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England on this day in history.  

1908  Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday on April - 02.  

1908  On this day in history buddy Ebsen, Belleville Il, actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones)  

1909  On April - 02 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  Charles "Honi" Coles, tap dancer (Tap) on this day in history.  

1912  On April - 02 titanic undergoes sea trials under its own power  

1912  Sun Yet Sen forms Guomindang-Party in China on April - 02.  

1914  The birth of Sir Alec Guinness, English actor of stage and screen on this day in history.  

1914  Alec Guinness, London England, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai) on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history antony Dornhorst, professor of medicine  

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

1916  On this day in history german troops overtake Bois de Caillette  

1917  Pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany on this day in history.  

1917  On April - 02 jeannette Rankin becomes 1st women member of US House of Reps  

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

1919  Antoon J Hubben, Dutch mayor (Maasbree)/trade union leader on this day in history.  

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

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

1922  On April - 02 nikolaj G Bassov, Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964)  

1923  Hugh Overton, British diplomat on April - 02.  

1924  Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1348  Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1385) was born on this day in history.  

1565  On this day in history birth of cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)  

1602  Maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan was born on this day in history.  

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

1628  On this day in history birth of constantin Christian Dedekind, composer  

1632  Georg Caspar Weckler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1653  On this day in history birth of prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)  

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

Famous Deaths In April - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1118  On this day in history boudouin I, of Bologne/Edessa, 1st crusader/king of Jerusalem, dies  

1272  Death of Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1209) on April - 02.  

1335  Death of Duke Henry of Carinthia (b. circa 1265) on April - 02.  

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

1416  Ferdinand I, the Justified, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 52 on April - 02.  

1502  Arthur, English crown prince/husband of Catharina of Aragon, dies on April - 02.  

1507  On this day in history death of francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416)  

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

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