On This Day

TODAY IS APRIL 2, 2020!

APRIL 2, 2020

Today is:

International Children’s Book Day — Snuggle up and read an old favorite or a new classic!

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day — How can you go wrong with this lunchtime comfort food classic?

Reconciliation Day — Let go of those grudges; it’s time to make amends!

World Autism Awareness Day — Light it up or wear some blue today to show your support of those with autism.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN (1805-1875) — Danish novelist, short story writer, and poet
SIR ALEC GUINNESS (1915-2000) — British actor (Bridge on the River Kwai, Star Wars)
MARVIN GAYE (1939-1984) — American singer, songwriter, & record producer
RODNEY KING (1965-2012) — American activist; victim of police brutality, officers’ acquittal sparked LA Riots of 1992

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1800 – Ludwig von Beethoven conducts the premier of his First Symphony in Vienna, Austria
1902 The Electric Theater, the first full time movie theater in the US, opens in Los Angeles, California.
1992 – Mafia boss John Gotti, the Teflon Don, is convicted of murder and racketeering in New York.  He is later sentenced to life in prison.

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