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Daily Calendar for Sunday, April 2, 2023

Born

  • Hans Christian Andersen (author) –
  • Erastus Brigham Bigelow (industrialist, inventor, a founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology) –
  • Buddy Ebsen (actor) –
  • Charles "Honi" Coles (tap dancer) –
  • Sir Alec Guinness (actor) –
  • Emmylou Harris (country music singer) –
  • Christopher Meloni (actor) –
  • Clark Gregg (actor) –

Died

  • Samuel Morse (inventor) –
  • C. S. Forester (author) –
  • Pope John Paul II –
  • Jane Henson (co-creator of The Muppets) –

Events

  • Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida and claimed it for the King of Spain–
  • U.S. Mint established–
  • American Farmer journal founded–
  • Bread riot occurred in Richmond, Virginia–
  • 7.9 earthquake triggered tsunami, Hawaii–
  • Charles Martin Hall patented an inexpensive way to make aluminum–
  • As the World Turns debuted on television–
  • 199.5+ mph wind gust recorded at Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire –
  • Dallas made its television debut–

Weather

  • Wind gusted to at least 199.5 miles per hour at Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire–
  • A severe storm blasted the northeastern United States for three days. Winds reached 140 miles per hour on top of Mount Washington, New Hampshire, and Maine received two to three feet of snow–
  • 9.4 inches of snow closed Chicago’s O’Hare airport–
  • Twisters tore through the Midwest and South, killing 18 people–
  • A rare 0.1” snowfall occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina–

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