Events in History for Saturday April 2nd 2016

1453 Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (İstanbul), which falls May 29
1792 The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint and authorizing the $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins & silver dollar, ½ dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime
1801 Napoleonic Wars: naval Battle of Copenhagen – The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet.
1917 US President Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany
1982 Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands from Great Britain
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