Buy the 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac!

Calendar for April 2nd, 2014

Every Year

  • Pascua Florida Day (Florida)

  • 1510s

  • 1513: Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida and claimed it for the King of Spain

  • 1790s

  • 1792: U.S. Mint established

  • 1800s

  • Born 1805: Hans Christian Andersen (author)

  • 1810s

  • Born 1814: Erastus Brigham Bigelow (industrialist, inventor, a founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

  • 1819: American Farmer journal founded

  • 1860s

  • 1863: Bread riot occurred in Richmond, Virginia

  • 1868: 7.9 earthquake triggered tsunami, Hawaii

  • 1870s

  • Died 1872: Samuel Morse (inventor)

  • 1880s

  • 1889: Charles Martin Hall patented an inexpensive way to make aluminum

  • 1900s

  • Born 1908: Buddy Ebsen (actor)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1911: Charles "Honi" Coles (tap dancer)

  • Born 1914: Sir Alec Guinness (actor)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1947: Emmylou Harris (country music singer)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1955: Dana Carvey (comedian & actor)

  • 1956: As the World Turns debuted on television

  • 1960s

  • Born 1961: Christopher Meloni (actor)

  • Born 1962: Clark Gregg (actor)

  • Died 1966: C. S. Forester (author)

  • 1970s

  • 1978: Dallas made its television debut

  • 2000s

  • Died 2005: Pope John Paul II

  • 2010s

  • Died 2013: Jane Henson (co-creator of The Muppets)


Shop Wind Bells in the Almanac General Store