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Calendar for April 2nd, 2014

Pascua Florida Day (Florida)

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

1792: U.S. Mint established

Born 1805: Hans Christian Andersen (author)

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

1819: American Farmer journal founded

1863: Bread riot occurred in Richmond, Virginia

1868: 7.9 earthquake triggered tsunami, Hawaii

Died 1872: Samuel Morse (inventor)

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

Born 1908: Buddy Ebsen (actor)

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

Born 1914: Sir Alec Guinness (actor)

Born 1947: Emmylou Harris (country music singer)

Born 1955: Dana Carvey (comedian & actor)

1956: As the World Turns debuted on television

Born 1961: Christopher Meloni (actor)

Born 1962: Clark Gregg (actor)

Died 1966: C. S. Forester (author)

1978: Dallas made its television debut

Died 2005: Pope John Paul II

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