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This Day in History: April 2

April 2: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1513 - Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida.
  2. 1792 - The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
  3. 1800 - Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.
  4. 1902 - "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
  5. 1973 - Launch of the Lexis Nexis computerized legal research service.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Charlemagne (Frankish king), Francesco Maria Grimaldi (Italian mathematician and physicist), Erastus Brigham Bigelow (American inventor), Nicholas Murray Butler (American philosopher and academic, Nobel Prize laureate), Max Ernst (German painter, sculptor, and poet)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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