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Notable Historical Events for April 2nd

1921Prof Albert Einstein lectures in New York City on his new Theory of Relativity

1995Wrestlemania XI in Conn-Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow

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

1801Napoleonic Wars: naval Battle of Copenhagen - The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet.

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

1979Israeli PM Menachem Begin visits Cairo Egypt/meets pres Sadat

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

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

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

1931Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Notable Birthdays on April 2nd

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

1965Rodney King, Sacramento California, African American motorist beaten by LA cops, (d. 2012)

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 2nd

1939Author Jacqueline Susann (20) weds Irving Mansfield at Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia

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

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Notable Divorces on April 2nd

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

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

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Notable Deaths on April 2nd

1872Samuel Morse developer of electric telegraph, dies at 80

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

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

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

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