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On this day: April 2

Published On: Mar 29 2013 10:46:43 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 02 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Elvis heads north of the border, 10-year-old Tatum O'Neal strikes Oscar gold, Velcro hits the market, the MLB finds labor peace, and Pope John Paul II dies, all on this day.

OTD April 2 - World War I
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1917: After the sinking of seven U.S. merchant ships by German submarines and the publication of a telegram from Germany's foreign minister inviting Mexico to join World War I as an ally against the United States, President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany. Congress would declare war four days later.

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