According to Wikipedia, April 2 is a pretty memorable day.
Juan Ponce de Leon saw Florida for the first time in 1513. The United States Mint was established in 1792 with the passage of the Coinage Act. The "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opened in Los Angeles in 1902. In 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, which was the beginning of the Falklands War.
People were born: Hans Christian Anderson in 1805, Walter Chrysler in 1875, Marvin Gaye in 1939, and Dr. Demento in 1941.
Pope John Paul II died in 2005
Today is also the observance of World Autism Awareness Day and International Children's Book Day.
Nowhere on the page, though, does it talk about the milestone most important to me....thirty years ago today when Son Brian came into the world. Happy Birthday, Brian!