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On April the 2nd
Pope John-Paul II died at the age of 85. He was Pope for a period of 26 years.
Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, sparkling the begining of the Falklands War.
The soap opera, Dallas, premiered on the CBS channel. It run for 13 years straight, earning a following around the globe.
British athlete, Linford Christie, was born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica.
American singer, Marvin Gaye, was born in Washington, D.C. He is best remembered by the song that made him famous worldwide, "I Heard It through the Grapevine".
Walter Chrysler, founder of the Crysler automotive company was born in Wamego, Kansas.
Danish writer, Hans Christian Andersen, was born in Odense, Denmark. He is considered as one of history's most famous storytellers.
Giacomo Casanova, was born in Venice. His name is still synonymous to womanizing.
Italian mathematician and physicist, Francesco Maria Grimaldi, was born in in Bologna. He is considered as one the great physicists of all time.
The siege of Constantinople by the armies of Mehmed the 2nd began. The city fell almost 2 months later.
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