On this day: April 2

Published On: Mar 29 2013 10:46:43 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 02 2016 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 - Battle of Petersburg
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Library of Congress

1865: During the American Civil War, Union troops capture the trenches around Petersburg, Virginia, forcing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to order the evacuation of both Petersburg and the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.

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