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It happened on a… April 2

2020

Number of COVID-19 cases worldwide passes 1 million, with 1,002,159 cases and 51,485 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University

2019

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.

1991

Rita Johnston becomes the first female Premier of a Canadian province as Premier of British Columbia.

1980

In his first full season in the NHL, Wayne Gretzky become the youngest player to reach 50 goals at 19 years and 2 months of age.

1978

The first episode of “Dallas” aired on CBS.

1977

Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks.

Montreal Canadiens win 34th straight home game without a loss, for an NHL record.

1968

“2001 A Space Odyssey” directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, premieres at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C.

1800

Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.

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