On this day: April 2

POSTED: 08:46 AM PDT Mar 29, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 01, 2016 

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 - Hans Christian Andersen
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1805: Writer Hans Christian Andersen, best remembered for his fairy tales, including "The Princess and the Pea," "Thumbelina," "The Little Mermaid" and "The Emperor's New Clothes," is born in Odense, Denmark.


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