April 2nd observes Peanut Butter and Jelly Day & Ferret Day.
Congratulations you survived April Fool’s Day! We now welcome you to day two of April, and day ninety two of the year.
While this day may not sound as eventful as yesterday, we can assure you that it’s still been an important day throughout history. Here you’ll find interesting events that happened on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1921, Albert Einstein visited New York City? It was his first time in the city and he lectured on his Theory of Relativity.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about April 2nd in history!
What memorable events happened on April 2 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The International Criminal Court opened its first office in Venezuela following allegations of torture and killings by the country’s security forces.
COVID-19 claimed the life of comedian Eddie Large from “Little and Large.”
The armies of Sultan Mehmed II arrived at Constantinople’s outer walls and prepared to lay siege to the city.
Mehmed’s armies made camp to the west of the city, the only part which was accessible by land. Thanks to Mehmed’s armies’ expert siegecraft, Constantinople was captured after just fifty-three days.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Alec Guinness? See what other famous people were born on this day.
Apr 1, 1984 (Age 44)
Washington D.C., USA
48 years old
46 years old
Hans Christian Andersen
Aug 4, 1875 (Age 70)
Aug 5, 2000 (Age 86)
76 years old
North Dakota, USA
Unfortunately, April 2nd has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II was a Polish religious leader born on May 18, 1920. He died on this day in 2005, at age 84 in Apostolic Palace, Vatican City.
Apr 2, 2005 (Age 84)
Apostolic Palace, Vatican City
Every day brings a new quote – here are the most well-known quotes spoken or written on Apr 2nd in history.
If I succeed in putting some warmth and love into the work, then it will find friends. Carrying on working is the thing.
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
Did you know that the average American will have eaten 2000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before they graduate high school? Today is Peanut Butter and Jelly Day so why not make it a few more?
National Ferret Day
Humans domesticated ferrets more than 2,000 years ago to help them hunt, but today they’re most commonly kept as pets! So celebrate Ferret Day by appreciating your pet ferret, if you’re lucky enough to have one, or by researching more about these fuzzy little guys.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
All of the sweaters Mister Rogers wore on his show were hand-knitted by his mother. He said he loved wearing them because they always made him think of her.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on this day shares the star sign of Aries.
Fire is the element given to Aries, and those born under this sign harness a burning flame inside them – especially when they become deeply passionate about something.
All those born in April have the Diamond birthstone. Diamond comes from the Greek word “adamas,” which means “invincible” or “unbreakable.” Before engaging in battle, warriors wore diamonds to give them strength, courage, and “invincible” protection.
People born on April 2 were likely conceived the previous year on July 10.
A baby conceived on April 2nd, 2023, will likely be born around December 24th, 2023.