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Weather History for April 2
1975: 9.4 inches of snow closed Chicago’s O’Hare airport
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Birthday Lore for April 2
With your extremely generous nature, you are imposed upon by others. You are sociable and gracious and have a pleasing personality. You enjoy out-of-doors life and are especially fond of flowers. Your family is very dear to you, and you will always have many fields.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1814: Erastus Brigham Bigelow (industrialist, inventor, a founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Born 1961: Christopher Meloni (actor)
Born 1955: Dana Carvey (comedian & actor)
On This Day in History
1863: Bread riot occurred in Richmond, Virginia
1513: Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida and claimed it for the King of Spain
1956: As the World Turns debuted on television
Signs of the Zodiac
ARIES (March 21-April 20)
The Ram. Ruling planet: Mars. Element: Fire. Quality: Assertiveness. Ability: Leadership.You are the initiators of the zodiac. Dashing hither and yon (you are always in a hurry),you rush fearlessly ahead with little regard for your own safety. You like to be first in all that you do, and you are happiest when sharing your new discoveries with your friends. Willing to begin conversations with total strangers, you usually have many friends.