On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 2013

Historical Events

  • 13 children are killed in a fire in a mosque in Yangon, Burma
  • 13 people are killed in a quarry accident, in Arusha, Tanzania
  • 4 more critical cases of bird flu (H7N9) are reported in China
  • 7 people are killed in an attack on a power plant in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Eurozone unemployment reaches a high of 12%
  • The UN General Assembly approves the first Arms Trade Treaty
  • Uruguay passes legislation to legalize same-sex marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Chuck Fairbanks, American football coach (New England Patriots 1973-78; University of Oklahoma 1967-72, University of Colorado 1979-81), dies from brain cancer at 79
  • Jesús Franco, Spanish film director and writer, dies from complications from a stroke at 82
  • Milo O'Shea, Irish character actor (Barbarella, Staircase and Mass Appeal, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 86
2013 Highlights

About April 2, 2013

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries