23 fun facts for April, 2

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
April 2nd is a date marked by numerous significant events and celebrations across the world, including the release of the first iPad, International Children's Book Day, World Autism Awareness Day, and the discovery of Florida by Ponce de León. The day has also seen milestones in entertainment, sports, politics, and milestones in space exploration.
23 Fun facts
  1. The first iPad was released on April 2, 2010: Apple's groundbreaking tablet, the iPad, was released to the public for the first time in the United States, revolutionizing the way people use technology for communication, entertainment, and work.
  2. International Children's Book Day: Celebrated on April 2nd each year, International Children's Book Day promotes the love of reading and appreciation for children's literature across the globe, coinciding with the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, the renowned author of various fairy tales.
  3. Gandhi started his Salt March: On April 2, 1930, Mahatma Gandhi concluded his 24-day Salt March, which protested against the British monopoly on salt production in colonial India. This nonviolent act of civil disobedience played a crucial role in the path towards Indian independence.
  4. World Autism Awareness Day: Observed annually on April 2nd, this global event raises awareness about the autism spectrum disorder and encourages the support of people living with autism, as well as their families and caregivers, to promote understanding and inclusivity.
  5. The Falkland Islands were invaded by Argentina: On April 2, 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, a British overseas territory, sparking the Falklands War, which ended with Britain reclaiming the islands after a 74-day conflict.
  6. Ponce de León discovered Florida: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sighted Florida on April 2, 1513, while searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth. He eventually named the land "La Florida" in honor of Spain's "Pascua Florida" (Feast of the Flowers).
  7. The Electric Theater opened in Los Angeles: On April 2, 1902, the Electric Theater, the first movie theater in Los Angeles, opened its doors, paving the way for Hollywood's growth as an entertainment industry capital.
  8. Brazil's first female president was inaugurated: On April 2, 2010, Dilma Rousseff was sworn in as Brazil's first female president, serving from 2011-2016. Her election represented a significant milestone for women in Brazilian politics.
  9. The first modern Olympic Games were announced: On April 2, 1894, the International Olympic Committee was formed in Paris, reviving the Olympic Games' tradition and initiating the first modern Games, held in Athens, Greece, in 1896.
  10. Soviet leader Yuri Andropov invited Samantha Smith to Russia: On April 2, 1983, Soviet leader Yuri Andropov wrote an open letter to Samantha Smith, an American 10-year-old girl who expressed her concerns about nuclear war. The letter led to Smith's visit to the Soviet Union as a goodwill ambassador.
  11. The first Major League Baseball game played at the Astrodome: On April 2, 1965, the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees competed in the first Major League Baseball game played indoors at the Astrodome, dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World."
  12. Charlie Chaplin's "The Tramp" character debuted: On April 2, 1915, Charlie Chaplin introduced the character of "The Tramp" in the film "The Tramp," which went on to become one of the most iconic figures in movie history.
  13. Anne Boleyn was appointed Marquess of Pembroke: On April 2, 1532, King Henry VIII of England appointed his lover Anne Boleyn as the Marquess of Pembroke, making her the first woman to be given a hereditary peerage title.
  14. April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day in the United States: Celebrated annually, this day acknowledges the significance of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich in American culture and encourages the enjoyment of this delicious and comforting food.
  15. Kofi Annan became the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations: On April 2, 1997, Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan officially took office as the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations, a position he held until 2006.
  16. The first James Bond movie "Dr. No" was released: On April 2, 1963, the first James Bond movie, "Dr. No," starring Sean Connery as the British secret agent 007, premiered in the United States, paving the way for a long-running and successful movie franchise.
  17. The first female flight attendant started work: On April 2, 1930, Ellen Church, a registered nurse from Iowa, became the world's first female flight attendant, working for United Airlines on a flight from San Francisco to Cheyenne.
  18. The Writers Guild of America went on strike: On April 2, 1960, members of the Writers Guild of America went on strike against the major film studios, demanding royalties from television reruns and long-form films.
  19. Leonhard Euler proved Fermat's Last Theorem for n=3: On April 2, 1760, Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler provided a proof for Fermat's Last Theorem for the specific case of n=3, which was an important step in the history of number theory.
  20. The Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) was established: On April 2, 1917, The PGA officially formed in the United States, bringing together professional golfers and organizing events and competitions to promote the sport on a national level.
  21. The Soviet Union launched Cosmos 110: On April 2, 1966, the Soviet Union launched the satellite Cosmos 110, carrying two dogs, Veterok and Ugolyok, into Earth's orbit for a 22-day mission, setting a record for the longest spaceflight by dogs.
  22. The Nigerian city of Lagos became a British Crown Colony: On April 2, 1906, the city of Lagos was officially incorporated as a British Crown Colony, which later expanded into the Protectorate of Nigeria in 1914, and eventually became the independent country of Nigeria in 1960.
  23. The US ratified the 21st Amendment, ending Prohibition: On April 2, 1933, the United States ratified the 21st Amendment, repealing the 18th Amendment and thus bringing an end to Prohibition, which had made the sale, production, and transportation of alcohol illegal.