On this day: April 2

Posted: 11:46 AM EDT Mar 29, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Apr 02, 2015

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 - 2014 Fort Hood shooting
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2014: Army Spc. Ivan Lopez, a 34-year-old Iraq War veteran, shoots and kills three people and wounds 16 more at the Fort Hood Army Base near Killeen, Texas, before taking his own life. The base was previously the scene of a mass shooting in 2009, in which 13 people were killed and more than 30 wounded.


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