11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 2nd April


Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1917 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson presents a declaration of war against Germany to the U.S. Congress

2. 1932 - Charles Lindbergh pays a $50,000 ransom for the return of his kidnapped son

3. 1938 - The Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race is televised for the first time

4. 1939 - Singer Marvin Gaye is born

5. 1956 - Johnny Cash records his first big hit I Walk The Line

6. 1966 - Footballer Teddy Sheringham is born

7. 1972 - Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States, following 20 years of self-imposed exile

8. 1977 - Red Rum gallops into racing history by winning the Grand National for a record third time

9. 1982 - Argentina invades the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic

10. 1986 - Four people are killed after they are sucked through a hole blown in the side of a TWA jet flying to Athens

11. 2005 - Pope John Paul II dies at the age of 84 following heart failure, ending one of the longest pontificates in history

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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