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April 02: This Day That Year

Updated: Aug 19

April 02

- 1866 - USA: President Andrew Johnson ends civil war in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia.

- 1877 - USA: 1st Easter egg roll held on White House lawn.

- 1900 - The Volk 1st edition published in Amsterdam.

- 1917 - US President Woodrow Wilson appeared in front of Congress & called for a declaration of war against Germany. His request was granted after 4 days.

- 1921 - Albert Einstein lectures on his new "Theory of Relativity" in NYC.

- 1968 - Python Music Ltd. formed by Beatles.

- 1974 - Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and PM (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62 (born July 5 1911).

- 1987 - IBM introduces PS/2 & OS/2.

- 1988 - Test Cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose (fast bowler), West Indies v Pakistan.

- 2005 - Pope John Paul II, Polish Roman Catholic Pope, dies of heart failure at 84 (born May 18 1920).

- 2006 - USA: Over 60 tornadoes hit Tennessee, killed 29 people.

- 2010 - Kobe Bryant signs a 3 years contract extension ($87 million) with the LA Lakers.

- 2013 - Burma: 13 children killed in a mosque by fire in Yangon.

- 2015 - Kenya: 140 people killed after gunmen attack Garissa University College.

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