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Today In History. What Happened This Day In History


Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

April 2

1792   The United States authorizes the minting of the $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins as well as the silver dollar, dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime.
1796   Haitian revolt leader Toussaint L’Ouverture takes command of French forces at Santo Domingo.
1801   The British navy defeats the Danish at the Battle of Copenhagen.
1865   Confederate President Jefferson Davis flees Richmond, Virginia as Grant breaks Lee’s line at Petersburg.
1910   Karl Harris perfects the process for the artificial synthesis of rubber.
1914   The U.S. Federal Reserve Board announces plans to divide the country into 12 districts.
1917   President Woodrow Wilson presents a declaration of war against Germany to Congress.
1917   Jeannette Pickering Rankin is sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
1931   Virne “Jackie” Mitchell becomes the first woman to play for an all-male pro baseball team. In an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she strikes out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
1932   Charles Lindbergh pays over $50,000 ransom for his kidnapped son.
1944   Soviet forces enter Romania, one of Germany’s allied countries.
1958   The National Advisory Council on Aeronautics is renamed NASA.
1963   Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King begins the first non-violent campaign in Birmingham, Alabama.
1982   Argentina invades the British-owned Falkland Islands.
Born on April 2
742   Charlemagne, first Holy Roman Emperor.
1725   Giovanni Casanova, Italian adventurer.
1805   Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of fairy tales.
1834   Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor.
1840   Emile Zola, French novelist and activist.
1875   Walter P. Chrysler, founder of Chrysler Automobile Company.
1891   Max Ernst, German painter, sculptor and founder of surrealism.
1905   Kurt Adler, American conductor.
1905   Serge Lifar, dancer and opera director.
1914   Alec Guinness, British actor.
1948   Emmylou Harris, American singer.

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Today In History. What Happened This Day In History


Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

Today in History
March12

1496   The Jews are expelled from Syria.
1507   Cesare Borgia dies while fighting alongside his brother, the king of Navarre, in Spain.
1609   The Bermuda Islands become an English colony.
1664   New Jersey becomes a British colony.
1789   The United States Post Office is established.
1809   Great Britain signs a treaty with Persia forcing the French out of the country.
1863   President Jefferson Davis delivers his State of the Confederacy address.
1879   The British Zulu War begins.
1884   Mississippi establishes the first U.S. state college for women.
1894   Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.
1903   The Czar of Russia issues a decree providing for nominal freedom of religion throughout the land.
1909   British Parliament increases naval appropriations for Great Britain.
1911   Dr. Fletcher of the Rockefeller Institute discovers the cause of infantile paralysis.
1912   Juliet Low founds the Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia.
1917   Russian troops mutiny as the “February Revolution” begins.
1930   Gandhi begins his march to the sea to symbolizes his defiance of British rule in India.
1933   President Paul von Hindenburg drops the flag of the German Republic and orders that the swastika and empire banner be flown side by side.
1933   President Roosevelt makes the first of his Sunday evening fireside chats.
1938   German troops enter Austria without firing a shot, forming the anschluss (union)of Austria and Germany.
1939   Pius XII is elected the new pope in Rome.
1944   Great Britain bars all travel to neutral Ireland, which is suspected of collaborating with Nazi Germany.
1945   Diarist Anne Frank dies in a German concentration camp.
1959   The U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate in approving the statehood of Hawaii.
1984   Lebanese President Gemayel opens the second meeting in five years calling for the end to nine-years of war.
1985   The United States and the Soviet Union begin arms control talks in Geneva.
1994   The Church of England ordains women priests.
Born on March 12
1554   Richard Hooker, English theologian (Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity).
1858   Adolph Simon Ochs, publisher of The New York Times.
1862   Jane Delano, nurse, teacher, founder of the Red Cross.
1890   Vasav Nijinsky, Russian ballet dancer.
1922   Jack Kerouac, American novelist (On the Road).
1928   Edward Albee, American dramatist (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf).
1946   Patricia Hampl, poet and memoirist (A Romantic Education, Virgin Time).

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