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  • Berkhamsted Castle, Hertfordshire, England
    Saturday Apr 02, 1272

    Holy Roman Empire

    Richard's death (Richard of Cornwall)

    Berkhamsted Castle, Hertfordshire, England
    Saturday Apr 02, 1272

    After Richard's death (Richard of Cornwall) in 1272, Rudolf I of Germany, a minor pro-Staufen count, was elected. He was the first of the Habsburgs to hold a royal title, but he was never crowned emperor.




  • Luxembourg Palace, Paris, France
    Saturday Apr 02, 1814

    Napoleon

    Acte de déchéance de l'Empereur

    Luxembourg Palace, Paris, France
    Saturday Apr 02, 1814

    The Sénat passed the Acte de déchéance de l'Empereur ("Emperor's Demise Act"), which declared Napoleon deposed. Napoleon had advanced as far as Fontainebleau when he learned that Paris was lost. When Napoleon proposed the army march on the capital, his senior officers and marshals mutinied.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 02, 1921

    Albert Einstein

    Visited New York City

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 02, 1921

    Einstein visited New York City for the first time on 2 April 1921, where he received an official welcome by Mayor John Francis Hylan, followed by three weeks of lectures and receptions.




  • Falklands
    Friday Apr 02, 1982

    Falklands War

    The Conflict began

    Falklands
    Friday Apr 02, 1982

    The conflict began on 2 April, when Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands, followed by the invasion of South Georgia the next day, in an attempt to establish the sovereignty it had claimed over them.




  • United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 02, 1982

    Falklands War

    Approval was given to form a task force to retake the islands

    United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 02, 1982

    Following the invasion on 2 April, after an emergency meeting of the cabinet, approval was given to form a task force to retake the islands. This was backed in an emergency session of the House of Commons the next day.




  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 02, 1987

    Microsoft

    Microsoft Released Its Version of OS/2

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 02, 1987

    Microsoft released its version of OS/2 to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on April 2, 1987.




  • Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Apr 02, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    Steel Cage Title Rematch

    Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Apr 02, 2001

    On the next night's Raw Is War, during a steel cage title rematch, Triple H attacked The Rock, allying with McMahon and Austin and helping Austin retain the championship. Austin and Triple H then formed a tag team called The Power Trip, while The Rock was indefinitely suspended in storyline. Johnson used this time off to act in The Scorpion King.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Apr 02, 2003

    Second Chechen War

    The 2003 Constitution granted the Chechen Republic a significant degree of autonomy

    Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Apr 02, 2003

    The 2003 Constitution granted the Chechen Republic a significant degree of autonomy, but still tied it firmly to Russia and Moscow's rule, and went into force on 2 April 2003.


  • Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Apr 02, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS: Chinese outbreak status

    Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Apr 02, 2003

    On April 2, Chinese medical officials began reporting the status of the SARS outbreak. China's southern Guangdong province reported 361 new infections and 9 new deaths, increasing the total Mainland China figures previously reported at end-February.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 02, 2010

    Kobe Bryant

    $87 million Contract

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 02, 2010

    On April 2, 2010, Bryant signed a three-year contract extension worth $87 million.


  • California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 02, 2010

    Java (programming language)

    James Gosling's Resignation

    California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 02, 2010

    On 2 April 2010, James Gosling, the creator of Java, resigned from Oracle, at the age of 55.


  • Mumbai, India
    Saturday Apr 02, 2011

    Virat Kohli

    2011 Cricket World Cup

    Mumbai, India
    Saturday Apr 02, 2011

    Kohli played in every match of India's successful World Cup campaign. In the next four group matches he had low scores of 8, 34, 12 and 1 against England, Ireland, Netherlands and South Africa respectively. Having returned to form with 59 against the West Indies, he scored only 24 and 9 in the quarter-final against Australia and semi-final against Pakistan respectively. In the final against Sri Lanka at Mumbai, he scored 35, sharing an 83-run partnership with Gambhir for the third wicket after India had lost both openers within the seventh over chasing 275. This partnership is regarded as "one of the turning points in the match", as India went on to win the match by six wickets and lift the World Cup for the first time since 1983.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Monday Apr 02, 2012

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Praised Cena

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Monday Apr 02, 2012

    The following night on Raw, The Rock praised Cena, calling their match "an honor". He then vowed to once again become WWE Champion.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 02, 2013

    Shaquille O'Neal

    The Lakers retired his No. 34 jersey

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 02, 2013

    Phil Jackson believed O'Neal underachieved in his career, saying he "could and should have been the MVP player for 10 consecutive seasons." The Lakers retired his No. 34 jersey on April 2, 2013.


  • Spain
    Thursday Apr 02, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Most Deaths in a Single Day

    Spain
    Thursday Apr 02, 2020

    On 2 April per report, 950 people died in a 24-hour period. This was, at the time, the most by any country during the pandemic in a single day.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 02, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    World Bank launches Support

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 02, 2020

    On 2 April, the World Bank launched emergency support operations for developing countries.


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