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.
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
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.