Historical Events for 2nd April 2024

1877 – 1st Easter egg roll held on White House lawn
1917 – Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Montana) begins her term as 1st woman member of US House of Reps
1932 – “Tarzan the Ape Man” released starring Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller in the first of his 12 Tarzan films
1944 – Dmitri Shostakovich’s 8th Symphony premieres in NY
1960 – Cuba buys oil from USSR
1993 – 1st test flight of Fokker 70 (Amsterdam)
1996 – Vancouver Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 105-103 at General Motors Place Arena to end their NBA single-season record 23-game consecutive loss streak
2017 – 36th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: South Carolina defeats Mississippi State, 67-55; Gamecocks power forward A’ja Wilson, 23 points
2019 – NASA states it wants to send astronauts to Mars by 2033, and land on the Moon again in 2024
2020 – Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro downplays the COVID-19 pandemic saying “its not all its being made out to be”

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