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 the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 2nd April. The students can refer to 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.

1851: Rama IV crowned King of Thailand.

1894: Coronation of Chhatrapati Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj.

1902: “Electric Theatre” the first full-time movie theatre in the United States, opens in Los Angeles.

1912: The ill-fated RMS Titanic began sea Trials.

1984: Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian astronaut, flew from the Soyuz T-11.

1989: Establishment of the ASUS Corporation.

2011: India won the Cricket World Cup after 28 years.

Birthday / Anniversary

1805: H.C. Andersen, a Danish author. He is famous for his fairy tales.

1881: V. V. S. Aiyar, an Indian revolutionary.

1891: Tristao de Braganza Cunha, a prominent Indian nationalist and anti-colonial activist from Goa.

1898: Harindranath Chattopadhyay, an Indian English poet, dramatist, actor, and musician.

1902: Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, an Indian Hindustani classical vocalist, from the Patiala Gharana.

1907: Gajanan Jagirdar, a veteran Indian film director, screenwriter, and actor.

1942: Roshan Seth, Indian-English actor

1969: Ajay Devgan, an Indian film actor, director, and producer.

1972: Remo D’Souza, Indian choreographer and dancer

1974: Remo D’Souza, an Indian dancer, choreographer, actor, and film director.

1981: Kapil Sharma, an Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter, actor, and producer.

Death / Death Anniversary

1872: Samuel Morse, an American inventor, and painter.

1933: Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji Jadeja, the ruler of the Indian princely state of Nawanagar, and a noted Test cricketer who played for the English cricket team.

2019: Mahendran, an Indian film director, screenwriter, and actor.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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