Today in history – April 2, 2019

1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon first sights land in what is now Florida.

1792 – The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.

1902 – “Electric Theater,” the first full-time movie theater in the U.S., opens in Los Angeles.

1917 – President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.

1982 – Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.