April 2 Dateline

Famous Birthdays

1725 - Casanova, Adventurer and Philanderer
1805 - Hans Christian Andersen, Writer
1840 - Emile Zola, Novelist, Critic and Journalist
1851 - Adolf Brodsky, Russian-born violinist, most of his professional life spent in England
1891 - Max Ernst, Artist
1905 - Kurt Herbert Adler, Conductor
1927 - Kenneth Tynan, Critic and Writer
1939 - Martin Gaye, Singer
1971 - Todd Woodbridge, Tennis Player

Author Hans Christian Andersen

Kurt Herbert Adler conducts the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti, Puccini: Tosca / Act 3 - "E lucevan le stelle".

Historical Events

1513 - Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida.

1930 - Haile Selassie becomes Emperor of Ethiopia.

1972 - Charlie Chaplin, English comic actor and filmmaker, returns to the U.S. after 20 years, to accept an Academy Award, presented on April 10. He vowed never to return to his country of birth after being labeled a Communist.

1801 - Lord Nelson wins the Battle of Copenhagen, one of the four actions commemorated on his column.

1978 - The first episode of Dallas screens on U.S. television. The show runs for 13 years.

1982 - Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.The Argentinian head of government, General Galtieri, orders the invasion of the British Falkland Islands that started the Falkland War. 

2002 - At the Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, a siege takes place inside. Armed Palestinians force their way inside and hold over 200 nuns and priests captive for 38 days before a negotiation of a release plan with the Israeli military eventuates.

2005 - Pope John Paul II, the head of the Catholic Church, dies after almost 27 years pf papacy. 

Video Credit:

 Luciano Pavarotti in London Kurt Herbert Adler Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Royal Albert Hall 1982. YouTube, uploaded by xx. Accessed April 2, 2017 


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