2nd April
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1986 Bomb Explodes In Boeing 727 At 11,000 Feet, Disaster Averted

Four people were killed when they were sucked out of a TWA passenger jet over Greece, following an explosion in the starboard wing. All the other 118 passengers and crew survived; 7 required hospital attention but only 3 needed treatment.

The explosion blew a 6ft by 3ft (2m x 1m) hole.

The pilot, Captain Richard Petersen, was hailed a hero as he safety landed the plane after telling Greek Air Control that air pressure in the cabin was failing.

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1902 First US Movie Theater Opens, In A Circus Tent

The first dedicated movie theater in the USA was called "The Electric Theater," it was in Los Angeles. Admittance cost 10c for a one hour show.

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1932 Charles Lindbergh pays a ransom for the release of his kidnapped infant son; the baby is later found murdered.
1982 Argentina invades the Falkland Islands. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sends troops to retake them.

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