April 2, 1851: Concord's town meeting votes to end the tolling of bells at funerals. The practice, the resolution says, "is productive of no good, and may, in case of the illness of the living, result in evil."
April 2, 1988: In a Gile concert attended by about 700 people, flutist Jean Pierre Rampal plays Concord's city auditorium. He tells a reporter that he likes to consider the flute not an instrument but an extension of himself. When he plays well, he says, it is as though he has played no instrument at all.
April 2, 2001: Concord High is forced to cancel its first tennis match of the season, and the lacrosse team works out on asphalt at the Everett Arena parking lot. The reason? All the March snow hasn't melted.