January 2nd - Basic Facts:
- January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 363 days remaining until the end of the year (364 in leap years).
- The preceding day is January 1.
- Next day is January 3.
January 2nd Deaths (Here)
January 2nd Events:
366 – Crossing of the frozen Rhine River, by the Alamanni, to invade the Roman Empire.
533 – Mercurius becomes Pope John II.
1492 – Reconquista: the Moorish emirate of Granada (in Spain) surrenders.
1777 – American forces under command of George Washington (American Revolutionary War) repulse a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek (near Trenton, New Jersey).
1788 – Georgia becomes the 4th state to ratify the United States Constitution
1791 – Beginning of the Northwest Indian War - Big Bottom massacre in Ohio Country.
1818 – The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded.
1833 – British rule is re-established on the Falklands.
1860 – Announcement of the discovery of the planet Vulcan at meeting of the Académie des Sciences in Paris.
1871 – Amadeus I becomes King of Spain.
1900 – John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to help promote trade with China.
1905 – Russo-Japanese War - The Russian garrison surrenders at Port Arthur, China.
1935 – Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh
1941 – Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff is severely damaged by German bombing (World War II).
1942 – FBI convicts 33 members of the German Duquesne Spy Ring , headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne.
1942 – World War II: Manila is captured by Japanese forces.
1945 – World War II: Nuremberg (in German, Nürnberg) is severely bombed by Allied forces.
1949 – Luis Muñoz Marín - first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico.
1955 – Assassination of Panamanian president Jose Antonio Remon.
1959 – Luna 1 - the 1st spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon is launched by the U.S.S.R.
1971 – Second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic football match.
1974 – President Richard Nixon signs a bill to lower the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH - put in place to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.
2001 – Sila Calderón - first female Governor of Puerto Rico.
2002 – Eduardo Duhalde - appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.
2004 – Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, to collect samples which are brought back to Earth.
2010 – US date format (MM-DD-YY), forms a palindrome - 0102-2010.
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