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History's Happenings for April 2

Wilson Asks for Declaration of War
1917

President Woodrow Wilson, making the world

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Ponce de Leon Lands in Florida
1513

It was on this day in 1513 that Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon arrived on the future U.S. mainland near St Augustine, Florida. He came in search of the fabled "fountain of youth", which he failed to find.

Modern Americans seem dedicated to continuing his search.

Congress Authorizes U.S. Mint
1792

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Confederate Government Flees Richmond
1865

Confederate president Jefferson Davis

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Argentina Seizes Falklands from Brits
1982

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Pope John Paul II Dies
2005

Pope John Paul II

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