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 This day in History - April 2
348 Historic Events for April 2
1840

mile Zola, France, novelist (Nana, J'Accuse)

Birth
1841

Cl‚ment Ader, French engineer

Birth
1845

H L Fizeau and J Leon Foucault take 1st photo of Sun

Event
1852

Theodor Althaus, writer, dies

Death
1860

1st Italian Parliament met at Turin

Event
1862

Nicholas Murray Butler, US, Columbia U pres/pacifist (Nobel 1931)

Birth
1863

Henry C Van de Velde, Flemish painter/architect (Art Nouveau)

Birth
1863

Bread revolt in Richmond Virginia

Event
1864

Skirmish at Spoonville/Antoine, Arkansas

Event
1864

Skirmish at Crump's Hill (Piney Woods), Louisiana

Event
1865

Richard Cobden, founder Anti-Corn-Law League, dies at 60

Death
1865

Battle of Petersburg, VA (Ft Gregg, Sutherland's Station)

Event
1865

CSA Pres Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, VA

Event
1865

Battle of Ft Blakely AL and Selma AL

Event
1865

Ambrose Powell Hill, Confederate general, killed in action at 39

Death
1866

Pres Johnson ends war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn and Va

Event
1868

Eduard Jacobs, singer/pianist (Dutch cabaret)

Birth
1870

Victoria Woodhull is 1st woman to be nominated for US pres

Event
1872

Samuel F B Morse developer of electric telegraph, dies at 80

Death
1872

George B Brayton patents gasoline powered engine

Event
1875

Walter Chrysler, founded car company (Chrysler)

Birth
1876

Paul van Vlissingen, Dutch ship owner, dies at 78

Death
1876

Philadelphia A's and Boston Red Caps play 1st NL game, in Phila

Event
1877

Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik)

Birth
1877

1st Easter egg roll held on White House lawn

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