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Notable Historical Events for April 2nd

1932Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son

1976A's trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson & Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez & Paul Mitchell

1416Alfonso V succeeds his father as king of Aragon

2010Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million

197244th Academy Awards - "French Connection", Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win

18001st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 1st Symphony in C

1917Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) begins her term as 1st woman member of US House of Reps

197446th Academy Awards - "The Sting", Glenda Jackson & Jack Lemmon win

1989Wrestlemania V at Trump Plaza, Hulk Hogan beats "Macho Man" Savage

1992John Gotti found guilty of five murders (Paul Castellano, Thomas Bilotti, Robert DiBernardo, Liborio Milito and Louis Dibono), conspiracy to murder Gaetano "Corky" Vastola, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion.

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Notable Birthdays on April 2nd

1805Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark, author of 150 fairy tales

742Charlemagne, 1st Holy Roman emperor (800-14)

1969Ajay Devgan, New Delhi, Indian actor and bollywood star (Phool Aur Kaante, Zakhm)

1914Alec Guinness, London England, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai)

1939Marvin Gaye (Jr), Wash DC, singer (Sexual Healing)

1725Giacomo Casanova, Venice, Italian writer, adventurer and famous lover

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Notable Weddings on April 2nd

1836English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (24) marries Catherine Thomson Hogarth (20)

1975Actress Jane Curtin (27) weds television producer Patrick Lynch

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Notable Divorces on April 2nd

1984Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (64) divorces Margaret Trudeau (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage

1919Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (23) divorces Maxine Gates after 2 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on April 2nd

1974Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

1872Samuel Morse developer of electric telegraph, dies at 80

2005Pope John Paul II, Polish Roman Catholic Pope (b. 1920)

1987Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69

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