On This Day in American History: April 2

April 2, 1513:  Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Florida.

    

April 2, 1917:  President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany, saying, “The world must be made safe for democracy.”

     

 

April 2, 1968:  Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey opens     

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