On this day: April 2

POSTED: 08:46 AM PDT Mar 29, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 01, 2014 

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, Va., forcing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to order the evacuation of both Petersburg and the Confederate capital of Richmond, Va.

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