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Historical Events In April - 02

Sunday, 28 February 2021

1979  On this day in history carroll D Rosenbloom, LA Rams president, dies at 72  

1980  On this day in history wayne Gretzky becomes first teenager to score 50 goals in a season  

1980  On this day in history dick Howorth, cricketer (Engld slow lefty all-rounder late 40's), dies  

1981  On April - 02 a Gilmore &P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3400  

1982  Argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands the start of the war with England on April - 02.  

1982  On this day in history argentinian forces invade the British run Falkland Islands  

1984  Georgetown beats Houston for NCAA basketball title on April - 02.  

1986  On this day in history 4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece  

1986  On April - 02 george Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans  

1987  Buddy Rich drummer/orch leader (Away We Go), dies at 69 on April - 02.  

1987  Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69 on April - 02.  

1989  Wrestlemania V-Hulk Hogan beats Randy "Macho Man" Savage on this day in history.  

1990  On April - 02 aldo Fabrizi, actor (Postman Goes to War, Open City), dies at 85  

1992  Country singer Wynonna Judd's first appearance as a single act on this day in history.  

1992  In Guelph Ontario a stable fire kills 69 horses at Mohawk Raceway; worst racetrack fire in Canadian history on April - 02.  

1992  On April - 02 john Gotti found guilty in death of Paul Castallanos  

1992  Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands on this day in history.  

1992  Paula Kelly, singer/actress (Sweet Charity), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1993  Eugenie Leontovitch, actress (4 Sons, Homicidal), dies at 93 on April - 02.  

1994  On April - 02 richard Davies, actor (Pvt Buckaroo), dies of heart attack at 79  

1995  On this day in history more than 80 top Australian rugby league players sign with Super League  

1995  On this day in history hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86  

1997  Tomoyuki Tanaka, producer (Godzilla), dies of a stroke at 86 on this day in history.  

2000  French archaeologists announce they have discovered the remains of a 4,000-year-old queen's pyramid south of Cairo, complete with texts of special prayers previously found only with kings on April - 02.  

2005  Pope John Paul II dies; over 4 million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him on this day in history.  

2007  The Solomon Islands is shaken by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake, and hit by a subsequent tsunami on this day in history.  

2007  Smoke ban in enclosed places in Wales on April - 02.  

2012  On April - 02 oikos University, Oakland shooting kills seven people and injures 3  

2013  On April - 02 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico  

2017  On April - 02 attack on visitors to Muslim shrine by a custodian and others in Sargodha, Pakistan leaves 20 dead  

2017  On April - 02 american golfer Lexi Thompson loses ANA Inspiration in Racho Mirage because of TV viewer emailing earlier infringement  

2018  NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament championship game: Villanova defeat Michigan 79–62 in San Antonio, Texas on April - 02.  

2019  Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns as President of Algeria amid widespread protests, after nearly two decades in office on April - 02.  

2020  On April - 02 number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases worldwide passes 1 million, with 1,002,159 cases and 51,485 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University Learn More  

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

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

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  Boudouin I, of Bologne/Edessa, 1st crusader/king of Jerusalem, dies on April - 02.  

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 April - 02 death of ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????)  

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

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 this day in history.  

1640  Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

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