Category: This Day In History April 02

Categories: This Day In History April


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This Day in History for April 2nd

Historic Events:

  • 1513: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida.
  • 1800: Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.
  • 1865: Siege of Petersburg is broken-Union troops capture the trenches around Petersburg, Virginia, forcing Confederate General Robert E Lee to retreat.
  • 1911: The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the country's first national census.
  • 1982: Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
  • 2006: Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed.

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