On This Day in History

for Thursday 2nd April, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 174

1453 - Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (İstanbul), which would fall on May 29.
1792 - The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint and authorizing the $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins & silver dollar, ½ dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime
1801 - Napoleonic Wars: naval Battle of Copenhagen - The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet.
1917 - US President Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany
1982 - Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands from Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 205

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 8

1836 - English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (24) marries Catherine Thomson Hogarth (20)
1939 - Author Jacqueline Susann (20) weds Irving Mansfield at Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia
1967 - Actress Lynn Redgrave marries John Clark
1975 - Actress Jane Curtin (27) weds television producer Patrick Lynch
2004 - Actress Jill Whelan (38) weds Michael Chaykowsky aboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

1919 - Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (23) divorces Maxine Gates after 2 years of marriage
1984 - Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (64) divorces Margaret Trudeau (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage
2010 - "Wayne's World" actress Tia Carrere (43) divorces British photojournalist Simon Wakelin due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 94

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 259


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