April 2nd Holidays
There are reasons to celebrate everyday! Many of these holidays are relatively unknown so we are trying to bring them to you! Here is a list of holidays for today!
- International Children’s Book Day
- International Fact-Checking Day
- National Love your Produce Manager Day
- National Ferret Day
- National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
- National Reconciliation Day
- World Autism Awareness Day (Light It Up Blue)
April 2nd Trivia
- 1863 – American Civil War: The largest in a series of Southern bread riots occurs in Richmond, Virginia.
- 1912 – The ill-fated RMS Titanic begins sea trials.
- 1917 – World War I: United States President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
- 1939 – Marvin Gaye, American singer-songwriter was born.
- 1941 – Dr. Demento, American radio host was born.
- 1945 – Linda Hunt, American actress was born.
- 1965 – Rodney King, American victim of police brutality was born.
- 1979 – A Soviet bio-warfare laboratory at Sverdlovsk accidentally releases airborne anthrax spores, killing 66 plus an unknown amount of livestock.
- 1989 – Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba, to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.
- 1991 – Rita Johnston becomes the first female Premier of a Canadian province when she succeeds William Vander Zalm (who had resigned) as Premier of British Columbia.
- 2006 – Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; Tennessee is hardest hit with 29 people killed.
- 2012 – A mass shooting at Oikos University in California leaves seven people dead and three injured.
- 2014 – A spree shooting occurs at the Fort Hood army base in Texas, with four dead, including the gunman, and 16 others injured.