On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 70 villages evacuated in Khuzesta province, Iran, after at least 45 killed in flooding after unprecedented rainfall
  • Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (82) resigns after 20 years in office after widespread protests over running for another term
  • Canada is warming at twice the speed of the rest of the world, according to a federal report, increasing 2.3% in northern Canada
  • NASA states it wants to send astronauts to Mars by 2033, and land on the Moon again in 2024
  • OKC guard Russell Westbrook becomes 2nd player in NBA history to have 20+ points, rebounds and assists in a game; records 20-20-21 in 119-103 win over LA Lakers