On this day: April 2

Published: Mar 29 2013 11:46:43 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 02 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Rod Blagojevich
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2009: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is indicted on federal corruption charges for allegedly trying to trade the U.S. senate seat once held by President Barack Obama for financial and political gain. After two trials, Blagojevich would ultimately be found guilty on most of the charges and sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.

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