Monday, April 02, 2007

OnThisDay: April 2nd
1513 - Explorer Juan Ponce de León claimed Florida for Spain
1827 - Joseph Dixon began manufacturing lead pencils
1870 - Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to be nominated for US President
1872 - George B Brayton patented the gasoline powered engine
1877 - First Easter egg roll held on the White House lawn
1902 - First motion picture theater opened (Los Angeles, CA)
1917 - President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany
1921 - Professor Albert Einstein lectured, in NYC, on his new theory of relativity
1954 - Plans to build Disneyland were first announced
1973 - CBS radio began on-hour news 24 hours a day
1978 - Velcro was first put on the market
1981 - Heavy battle between Christian militia & Syrian army in East Lebanon
1987 - IBM introduced the PS/2 computer, along with OS/2, a competitor for MS Windows

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