April 2

Frederic-Auguste Bertholdi, Statue of Liberty sculptor, is born

April 2, 1834

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Hans Christian Andersen, fairy tale author, is born

April 2, 1805

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  • Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

    This lesson focuses on the works of Hans Christian Andersen and helps students understand the fairy tale genre through exploration and analysis of themes, plots, and characterizations in The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and other tales.

President Wilson asks for Declaration of War against Germany

April 2, 1917

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  • Lesson 3: Wilson and American Entry into World War I
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 3: Wilson and American Entry into World War I

    In August 1914, President Woodrow Wilson asked Americans to remain impartial in thought and deed toward the war that had just broken out in Europe. For almost three years, the President presided over a difficult, deteriorating neutrality, until finally the provocations could no longer be ignored or negotiated. In this lesson, students analyze one of the most significant moments in twentieth century U.S. foreign relations: Wilson's decision to enter World War I in order to make the world "safe for democracy."

Spanish adventurer Juan Ponce de León makes first known landing in Florida by a European explorer

April 2, 1513