April 02 in History – What happened on 02 April in Past

02 April - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on April 02, the day number in a year is 92 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 93. April 02 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

April 02 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1513Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León reached Florida, becoming the first European known to do so, purportedly while searching for the Fountain of Youth in the New World.
1559Jews were expelled from the Genoa region of Italy.
1679The Mughal ruler Akbar abolished the jizya tax.
1720Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath passed away.
1745Austria and Bavaria signed a peace treaty.
1755A naval fleet led by Commodore William James of the East IndiaCompany captured the fortress Suvarnadurg from the Marathas.
1767The Society of Jesus was oppressed in the Spanish Empire and the Kingdom of Naples.
1787A charter of the judiciary signed granting authority to establish the first New South Wales courts of criminal and civil jurisdiction.
1792Coinage law was passed, the United States Mint was established.
1801War of the Second Coalition-British forces led by Vice AdmiralHoratio Nelson defeated the Dano-Norwegian fleet at the Battle ofCopenhagen.
1801First Battle of Copenhagen Second Coalition War): The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom under Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, the Dano-Norwegian Navy was forced to accept a ceasefire. Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson leads the main attack and deliberately instructed his commander to withdraw the army.
1860The first Italian Parliament meeting began in Turin.
1865American Civil War On the third try, Union Army forces captured Petersburg, Virginia, although Confederate government officials and most of the remaining Confederate army were able to escape.
1870Cardiff Giant (supposed petrified human) proved to be gypsum.
1885North-West Rebellion-Led by Wandering Spirit, young Creewarriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories (now in Alberta), where they killed nine settlers.
1902The first electric movie theater opened in Los Angeles, USA.
1911The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducted the country's first national census.
1912Sea trials of the Titanic ship began.
1933Indian cricketer Prince Ranjit Singhji died in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
1935Robert Watson-Watt of Great Britain designed the first practical radar system.
1940Britain and Denmark signed a trade agreement.
1941The German and Italian forces led the British out of the city of Ajdabiya.
1942Congress rejected the proposal of the Cripps Mission.
1973The LEXIS computer-assisted legal research service launched asa continuation of an experiment organized by the Ohio State Bar in 1967.
1973The Liberal Movement broke away from the Liberal and Country League in South Australia.
1982Argentine special forces invaded the Falkland Islands, sparking the Falklands War.
1984Aboard Soyuz T-11, Rakesh Sharma became the first Indian to belaunched into space.
1984Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma became the first Indian astronaut to go to space under Mission Soyuz T-11.
1989Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, elected President of Palestine.
1995Four people were killed in an explosion in Gaza, including Hamas leaders.
1997Sumita Sinha set a record by allowing her to cross a truck weighing over 3200 kg.
1998In Minnesota the world men’s figure skating champion was held.
2001At Metrodome Minneapolis the 63rd NCAA men’s baseball championship was held.
200135 police officers killed by Maoist rebels in Nepal.
2006Over 60 tornadoes touched down in the central United States, killing 27 people and causing about US$1.1 billion in damages.
2007In Solomon Island an earthquake measure 8.1 in the richer scale triggered tsunami.
2007A powerful tsunami occurred in Solomon Islands.
2009Former Danish Prime Minister Andre Fogh Rasmussen was appointed as new secretary general at the 1st NATO summit.
2010A Brazilians land reform activist Pedra Alcantara de Souza was fatally shot by two men five times on his head while he tried to ride his bicycle inn Para.
2011Pro and anti-carbon tax rallies were attended by thousands of people in Sydney, Australia.
2011The Indian cricket team won the ICC World Cup 2011 by defeating Sri Lanka in the final match held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
2012Data from the 1940 U.S census was released including information on 132 million people.
2012A gunman shot at people inside Oikos University, a Korean Christian college in Oakland, California, US, leaving seven people deadand three injured.
2013A top scientist and professor of NASA, James Hansen, retired in order to concentrate on the global warming activism.
201313 children were burnt to death in a fiery fire inside a mosque in Burma's Yangon city.
2014The US nation security agency confirmed that it has been using a legal loophole to search phone calls and emails of Americans without a warrant.
2015140 people were killed in a gun attack at Garissa University in Kenya.
2015140 people died in a gun attack on Garissa College in Kenya.



Famous Birthdays of April 02:

YearName / Profession / Country
1962Billy Dean / Writer / United States of America
1618Francesco Maria Grimaldi / Physicist / Italy
1927Howard Callaway / Politician / United States of America
1952Will Hoy / Racing Car Driver / United Kingdom
1961Christopher Meloni / Actor / United States of America
1948Dimitris Mitropanos / Singer / Greece
1973Roselyn Sánchez / Actress / United States of America
1959Badou Ezzaki / Footballer / Morocco
1907Luke Appling / Baseball Player / United States of America
1805Hans Christian Andersen / Writer / Denmark
1976Rory Sabbatini / Golfer / South Africa
1957Hank Steinbrenner / Business Man / United States of America
1900Alfred Strange / Footballer / United Kingdom
1875William Donne / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1982Jack Evans / Wrestler / United States of America
1958Stefano Bettarello / Rugby Player / Italy
1914Alec Guinness / Actor / United Kingdom
1941Sonny Throckmorton / Writer / United States of America
1840Émile Zola / Novelist / France
1869Hughie Jennings / Baseball Player / United States of America
1985Stéphane Lambiel / Figure Skater / Switzerland
1903Lionel Chevrier / Politician / Canada
1962Clark Gregg / Actor / United States of America
1928Joseph Bernardin / Cardinal / United States of America
1984Jérémy Morel / Footballer / France
1986Andris Biedriņš / Basketball Player / Latvia
1908Buddy Ebsen / Actor / United States of America
1907Gajanan Jagirdar / Actor / India
1942Roshan Seth / Actor / United Kingdom
1981Michael Clarke / Cricketer / Australia

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Read in Hindi : 02 अप्रैल की प्रमुख ऐतिहासिक घटनाएं

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