The Daily News | April 2

First motion picture theater opened (Los Angeles), 1902
US Mint established, 1792
Woodrow Wilson asked US Congress to declare war on Germany, 1917
First human cannonball, 1877
First ambulance ship for boaters and pleasure craft christened, 1976
Bread riot in Richmond, Virginia, 1863
Plans for “Oreo Biscuit” circulated to Nabisco plant managers, 1912
First White House Easter Egg Roll, 1877
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, inventor of the electromagnetic telegraph, died, 1872
“Edge of Night” debuted (CBS), 1956
First hotel to cater to unescorted women opened (The Women’s Hotel, New York), 1878
John Smibert, American artist, died, 1751
Charles Lindbergh left $50,000 in a Bronx cemetery in hopes of regaining his son, 1932
Florida discovered (Juan Ponce de Leon), 1513
First successful agricultural journal (“The American Farmer”) began publication, 1819
Argentine troops stormed the Falkland Islands, 1982