On This Day: April 02nd

This is 93rd day of the year and 273 days remain in the year.

in history
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida.
Congress authorized the first U.S. mint, in Philadelphia.
Confederate president Jefferson Davis and most of his cabinet fled the Confederate capital of Richmond, Va.
Victoria Claflin Woodhull announced her candidacy for president of the United States.
President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany.
Charles Lindbergh paid a $50,000 ransom for the return of his kidnapped son.
Argentina seized the Falkland Islands from Britain
Pope John Paul II died.
April 02 Birthdays
CharlemagnePronunciation: [shär´lumAn]
[O.Fr.,=Charles the great], 742?–814, emperor of the West (800–814), Carolingian king of the Franks (768–814).
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdisculptor of Statue of Liberty
Alec Guinnessactor
Hans Christian Andersenwriter
Max Ernstpainter
Georgie Anne Geyerforeign correspondent
Marvin Gayesinger, songwriter
Émile Zolanovelist

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