Di Canio signs, ship sinks and St Thomas Aquinas closes, all on this day in Sunderland's history

A ship sank in the Wear and Sunderland were ready for a semi-final

April 2: What a day in Wearside history.

From St Thomas Aquinas school closure to the arrival of Paolo di Canio, it has all happened.

It was the day when Stokoe's Sunderland held their last training session before setting up for the Cup semi-final in 1973.

And it was the day when a ship had to be raised after sinking in the Wear in 1946.

Have a look and see how many of these April 2 events you remember.

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