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Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Group of 20 announces a US$1-trillion agreement to combat the current financial crisis. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7979483.stm (BBC)
The second G-20 summit, involving state leaders rather than the usual finance ministers, meets in London. Its main focus is an ongoing global financial crisis.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The European Union announces an investigation into the bailout of the Northern Rock bank in the United Kingdom. //uk.reuters.com/article/companyResultsNews/idUKBRU00642320080402 (Reuters)

Monday, April 2, 2007

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko dissolves the parliament during a nationally televised speech, calling for early parliamentary elections on 27 May 2007. //www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7006927330 (All Headline News)

Saturday, April 2, 2005

Pope John Paul II dies over 4 million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him.{{cite news|url=//edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0504/08/lt.03.html|title=Pope John Paul II Laid to Rest Today Amidst Huge Crowds|publisher=CNN International|accessdate=October 23, 2009|date=April 8, 2005|accessdate=2010-04-03}}{{cite news|url=//www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/article377153.ece?token=nulloffset=0|title=What is Pope John Paul II's legacy?|publisher=The Times|accessdate=October 23, 20093|date=April 8, 2005 | location=London|first1=Sam|last1=Coates|first2=Anushka|last2=Asthana}}{{cite news|url=//news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/breakfast/4420145.stm|title=The funeral of Pope John Paul II|publisher=BBC News|accessdate=October 23, 2009|date=April 8, 2005}}

Tuesday, April 2, 2002

Israeli forces besiege the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, when militants take shelter there.

Sunday, April 2, 1995

An explosion in Gaza kills 8, including a Hamas leader.

Tuesday, April 2, 1991

Government-imposed price increases double or triple the prices of consumer goods in the Soviet Union.

Wednesday, April 2, 1986

A bomb explodes on a Trans World Airlines flight from Rome to Athens, killing 4 people.

Monday, April 2, 1984

Indian Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is launched into space, aboard the "Soyuz T-11".

Friday, April 2, 1982

Wednesday, April 2, 1980

The St Pauls riot breaks out in Bristol.

Monday, April 2, 1979

A tornado hits Wichita Falls, Texas, killing 42 people (the most notable of 26 tornadoes that day).
Sverdlovsk Anthrax leak: A Soviet biowarfare laboratory at Sverdlovsk accidentally releases airborne anthrax spores, killing 66 plus an unknown amount of livestock.

Saturday, April 2, 1977

Horse Racing ndash Red Rum wins a record third Grand National at Aintree racecourse.

Friday, April 2, 1976

Norodom Sihanouk is forced to resign as Head of State of Kuchea by the Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot and is placed under house arrest.

Monday, April 2, 1973

The LexisNexis computerized legal research service begins.

Sunday, April 2, 1967

A United Nations delegation arrives in Aden due to approaching independence. They leave April 7, accusing British authorities of lack of cooperation. The British say the delegation did not contact them.

Saturday, April 2, 1966

The Indonesian army demands that the country rejoin the United Nations.

Thursday, April 2, 1964

Mrs. Malcolm Peabody, 72, mother of Massachusetts Governor Endicott Peabody, is released on $450 bond after spending 2 days in a St. Augustine, Florida jail, for participating in an anti-segregation demonstration there.
The Beatles hold the top 5 positions in the Billboard Top 40 singles in America, an unprecedented achievement. The top songs in America as listed on April 4, in order, are: Can\\\'t Buy Me Love, Twist and Shout, She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, and Please Please Me.
The Beatles hold the top 5 positions in the Billboard Top 40 singles in America, an unprecedented achievement. The top songs in America as listed on April 4, in order, are: Can't Buy Me Love, Twist and Shout, She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, and Please Please Me.
Three high school friends in Hoboken, N.J., open the first BLIMPIE on Washington Street.

Monday, April 2, 1956

The first episode of "As the World Turns" is broadcast on the CBS television network

Sunday, April 2, 1944

: WWII: Ascq massacre members of the 2th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend shoot 85 people. When a train approaches the Gare d'Ascq railyway station the railway line is blown apart.

Sunday, April 2, 1933

An anti-monarchist rebellion occurs in Siam (Thailand).
In a cricket test match against New Zealand, England batsman Wally Hammond scores a record 336 runs.ref name=Cassell's Chronology{{cite book|last=Williams|first=Hywel|title=Cassell's Chronology of World History|location=London|publisher=Weidenfeld Nicolson|year=2005|isbn=0-304-35730-8|pages=510–512}}
First flight over Mount Everest, a British expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston

Friday, April 2, 1920

The German army marches to the Ruhr to fight the Ruhr Red Army.

Monday, April 2, 1917

WWI: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.

Sunday, April 2, 1905

The Simplon Tunnel is officially opened through the Alps.

Wednesday, April 2, 1902

"Electric Theatre," the first movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, April 2, 1885

The battle of Frog Lake, Alberta between the Cree and mounties.

Sunday, April 2, 1865

American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, which is taken by Union troops the next day.

Monday, April 2, 1860

The first Italian Parliament met at Turin. Italy was unified. The Rothschild banking empire bankrolled Italy’s independence.

Monday, April 2, 1849

Monday, April 2, 1804

Forty merchantmen are wrecked when a convoy led by the HMS "Apollo" runs aground off Portugal.

Thursday, April 2, 1801

First Battle of Copenhagen: The British fleet under Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, along with Admiral Horatio Nelson, attack Copenhagen the Armed Neutrality of the North is dissolved.

Saturday, April 2, 1796

The only night of the would-be Shakespearean play "Vortigern and Rowena" (actually written by William Henry Ireland) ends in the audience's laughter.

Monday, April 2, 1792

The Coinage Act is passed, establishing the United States Mint.

Monday, April 2, 1787

A Charter of Justice is signed providing the authority for the establishment of the first New South Wales (i.e. Australian) Courts of Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction.

Wednesday, April 2, 1755

A naval fleet led by Commodore William James of the East India Company captures Tulaji Angre's fortress Suvarnadurg from the Marathas.

Monday, April 2, 1731

John Bevis observes the Crab Nebula for the first time.
Laura Bassi becomes the first official female university teacher on being appointed professor of anatomy at the University of Bologna at the age of 21.{{cite web|title=The 18th Century Women Scientists of Bologna|url=//scienceweek.com/2004/rmps-4.htm|work=ScienceWeek|year=2004|accessdate=2011-04-26}}
English Captain Charles Gough rediscovers Gough Island in the South Atlantic.
Royal Colony of North Carolina Governor George Burrington asks the North Carolina General Assembly to pass an act establishing a town on the Cape Fear River, in what is seen as a political move to shift the power away from the powerful Cape Fear plantation class. The town is laid out in 1733 and incorporated as Wilmington in 1740.
The town of Raynham, Massachusetts in Bristol County is entered as a new town by the governor and court of Massachusetts, New England, America.
The Royal Theatre of Mantua (Italy) is built by Ferdinando Galli Bibiena.

Thursday, April 2, 1671

In Rome, Pope Clement X canonizes Rose of Lima, making her the first Catholic saint of the Americas.

Thursday, March 23, 1559 (Julianian calendar)

April 3 ndash Peace of Cateau Cambrésis: France makes peace with England and Spain, ending the Italian War of 1551–1559. France gives up most of its gains in Italy (including Savoy), keeping only Saluzzo, but keeps the three Lorraine bishoprics of Metz, Toul, and Verdun, and the formerly English town of Calais.

Wednesday, March 23, 1513 (Julianian calendar)

May ndash Portuguese explorer Jorge Álvares lands on Lintin Island in the Pearl River estuary. This is followed up by Rafael Perestrello, a cousin of Christopher Columbus, who commands an expedition from Portuguese Malacca in 1516 to land on the shores of mainland southern China, in order to trade with Chinese merchants at Guangzhou.
Juan Ponce de Leon and his expedition become the first Europeans known to visit Florida, landing somewhere on the east coast.

Saturday, March 24, 1453 (Julianian calendar)

May 29 ndash Siege and Fall of Constantinople (now Istanbul): The Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II the Conqueror ends the Byzantine Empire by capturing the capital, Constantinople. Mortars are perhaps used in battle for the first time in this action.

Monday, March 26, 1285 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Honorius IV succeeds Pope Martin IV as the 190th pope.

Thursday, March 27, 1085 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Zhezong becomes emperor of Song Dynasty. Empress Dowager Gao cancells all the reforms packages and dismisses pro-reform Wang Anshi.

Tuesday, March 28, 999 (Julianian calendar)

Gerbert of Aurillac becomes Pope Silvester II and succeeds Pope Gregory V as the 139th pope.
Christianity is adopted in Iceland.
Sigmundur Brestisson introduces Christianity in the Faroe Islands.
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