This Day in History – April 2

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April 2

With multiple decades passing, we know that there is a lot to learn from what happened in the past. The mistakes which should not be made again and the idea of working together for a better country which should be encouraged. Let us look back at the history of April 2, to find out the lessons which are worth remembering. 

What Events Happened in India on April 2?

April 2 - Kanhoji
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1698: Kanhoji Angre
Kanhoiji Angre was given the post of the Admiral of the naval forces of the Marathas on April 2, 1698. He was fearless and brave and became one of the biggest threats to the East India Company. 

1755: Fortress of Suvarnadurg
Commodore William James captured the Maratha fortress of Suvarnadurg on the west coast of India. 

Events that Happened Around the World on April 2

Titanic - April 2
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1513: State of Florida 
Juan Ponce de Leon, the Spanish explorer, spotted the first sight of land, what has now come to be known as the state of Florida in the United States of America. 

1792: The Coinage Act 
The United States Mint was established by the passing of The Coinage Act on April 2, 1792.

1800: Treaty of Constantinople 
The Septinsular Republic was established by the signing of the Treaty of Constantinople. 

1851: King of Thailand
Rama IV was crowned as the King of Thailand on this day in history. 

1885: Attack on Frog Lake Village 
There was an attack on the Frog  Lake Village by the Canadian Cree villagers. It led to the killing of nine people. 

1900: Foraker Act 
The United States Congress passed the Foraker Act. This act gave Puerto Rico limited self-rule. 

1902: Electric Theatre
The first full-time electric movie theatre opened in Los Angeles in the United States on April 2 1902. 

1911: National Census 
The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducted the first national census of Australia. 

1912: Titanic trials
The sea trials of the ill-fated RMS Titanic began on this day in history.  

1917: War on Germany
During World War I, the President of the United States of America, Woodrow Wilson asked the U.S Congress to declare war on Germany. 

1930: Haile Selassie 
After the death of Empress Zewditu, Haile Selassie was made the emperor of Ethiopia.

1964: Zond 1
Zond 1, a spacecraft, was launched by the Soviet Union on April 2, 1964.

1979: Airborne anthrax spores
A bio-warfare laboratory of the Soviet Union accidentally released airborne anthrax spores which led to the killing of 66 people.

1980: Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act 
Jimmy Carter, the President of the United States signed the famous Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act on this day. 

1989: ASUS Corporation
The ASUS corporation was founded on this day in history.  

1992: Civilians massacred
Bijeljina in Bosnia had a serious massacre in which forty-two civilians were massacred. 

2004: Attack on Spanish high-speed train AVE
Islamic terrorists attacked the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid on April 2 2004. The attack was thwarted.

2006: Tornadoes in the United States
There were more than 60 tornadoes in the United States on this day in history.

2014: Spree shooting 
There was a spree shooting at the Fort Hood army base in Texas. Four people died and sixteen were injured. 

2015: Attack on Garissa University College Kenya
There was an attack on the Garissa University College in Kenya on April 2, 2015. 148 people were killed and 79 were wounded.  

Important Birthdays

  • 1781: Swami Narayan
    The yogi Swami Narayan was born on this day in history. He chose the path of Dharma and Brahmacharya. 
  • 1969: Ajay Devgan 
    Popular film actor, producer and director Ajay Devgan was born on April 2, 1969. He is famous for his movie Gangaajal.
  • 1981: Kapil Sharma
    The critically acclaimed and extremely popular comedian Kapil Sharma was born on this day. His program Comedy Nights with Kapil is loved by one and all. 

This was all about the historical events that took place on April 2 on this day in history. We hope you enjoyed going through this blog, and it helped you refresh your history; for more such informative reads, keep following Leverage Edu. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

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