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 This day in History - April 2
348 Historic Events for April 2
1982

Several thousand Argentine troops seized disputed Falkland Islands

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1984

46th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Georgetown beats Houston 84-75

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1985

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1986

NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance)

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1986

George Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans

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1986

4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece

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1987

Buddy Rich, drummer/orch leader (Away We Go), dies at 69

Death
1987

"Mikado" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances

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1987

Doc Gooden undergoes cocaine rehabilitation

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1987

IBM introduces PS/2 and OS/2

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1988

Test Cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, WI v Pakistan, Georgetown

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1988

Simply Majestic sets horse racing's 1-1/8 mile record at 1:45

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1989

Wrestlemania V at Trump Plaza, Hulk Hogan beats "Macho Man" Savage

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1989

18th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster

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1989

8th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Auburn 76-60

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1989

Yanks beat Mets 4-0, sweeping 1989 mayor's trophy series in 2 games

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1990

Aldo Fabrizi, actor (Postman Goes to War, Open City), dies at 85

Death
1990

52nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Nevada-LV beats Duke 103-73

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1991

Rotterdam Daily Newspaper begins publishing

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1992

"Hamlet" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances

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1992

Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns

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1992

John Gotti found guilty in death of Paul Castallanos

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1992

Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands

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1992

Paula Kelly, singer/actress (Sweet Charity), dies at 72

Death
1993

Klaas Schenk, Dutch speed skater/coach/father of Ard, dies at 86

Death