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This Day in History on 2nd April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 2nd April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • Odisha Day (Odisha, India)

Important Events:

  • 1755: Commodore William James captures the Maratha fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
  • 2011 – India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup, defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final in the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Birthday / Anniversary:

  • 1891: Tristão de Bragança Cunha, Indian nationalist and anti-colonial activist from Goa (d. 1958)
  • 1898: Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Indian poet, actor and politician (d. 1990)
  • 1942: Roshan Seth, Indian-English actor
  • 1969: Ajay Devgan, Indian actor, director, and producer
  • 1972: Remo D’Souza, Indian choreographer and dancer
  • 1981: Kapil Sharma, Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter and actor

Death / Death Anniversary:

  • 1933: Ranjitsinhji, Indian cricketer (b. 1872)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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