April 02

This Day in History

1982

Argentina invades Falklands

Argentina invades the Falkland Islands, a British possession for 149 years, on this day. The British had long claimed the Falklands, based on their exploration by British navigators in the 17th … (more...)

1974

Streaker Disrupts Academy Awards

On this day in 1974, at the 46th annual Academy Awards, a streaker ran across the stage naked while flashing a peace sign in front of Hollywood celebrities and millions of TV viewers. The Academy … (more...)

1725

Casanova Is Born

On this day in 1725, Giacomo Casanova was born in Venice. He became notorious during his lifetime as a writer, adventurer, and philanderer. Despite living a life that would result in his name being … (more...)