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 This day in History - April 2
348 Historic Events for April 2
1878

1st issue of Rotterdam's Newspaper

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1883

Battle at Bamako: French assault on Fabous arm forces attack

Event
1884

London prison for debtors closed

Event
1890

Marinus FAG Campbell, bibliographer, dies at 70

Death
1891

Max Ernst, Germany, painter/sculptor (founded surrealism)

Birth
1892

Willem J d'Ablaing van Giessenburg, Dut baron/genealogist, dies at 79

Death
1894

Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air)

Birth
1894

Rudolph P Cleveringa, Dutch anti-nazi lawyer

Birth
1900

Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist

Birth
1900

1st edition of The Volk published (Amsterdam)

Event
1901

Anis Fuleihan, composer

Birth
1902

Country singer Wynonna Judd's 1st appearance as a single act

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1902

Soccer team MVV '02 forms in Maastricht

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1902

1st motion picture theater opens (LA)

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1902

Danilo Svara, composer

Birth
1905

Cairo-Capetown railway opens

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1905

Edmond Jouhaud, general

Birth
1905

Kurt Adler, therapist/writer

Birth
1905

Serge Lifar, Kiev, dancer, choreographer (Paris Op‚ra Ballet)

Birth
1906

South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England

Event
1908

Buddy Ebsen, Belleville Il, actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones)

Birth
1908

Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday

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1909

Jean Kurt Forest, composer

Birth
1910

Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, German theologist, dies at 79

Death
1910

Boyd Alexander, English explorer (Niger to the Nile), murdered at 37

Death