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Historical Events In April - 02

Friday, 03 July 2020

1892  On April - 02 willem J d'Ablaing van Giessenburg, Dut baron/genealogist, dies at 79  

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

1898  Adoption of U.S. Naval Academy coat of arms on April - 02.  

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

1900  Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist on April - 02.  

1901  Anis Fuleihan, composer on April - 02.  

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

1902  On April - 02 1st motion picture theater opens (LA)  

1902  Danilo Svara, composer on this day in history.  

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

1905  Edmond Jouhaud, general on April - 02.  

1906  On April - 02 south Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England  

1908  Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday on this day in history.  

1908  On April - 02 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history titanic undergoes sea trials under its own power  

1912  Sun Yet Sen forms Guomindang-Party in China on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1916  On April - 02 belyavskij disc asteroid #851 Zeissia ͔ Wladilena ͕ Nansenia  

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

1917  Pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany on April - 02.  

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 April - 02 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  Nikolaj G Bassov, Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964) on April - 02.  

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 April - 02.  

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 April - 02.  

1618  On this day in history 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 April - 02.  

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

1711  On this day in history birth of jan Punt, Dutch engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool)  

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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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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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