- February 2 is the 33nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 332 days remaining until the end of the year (333 in leap years).
- The preceding day is February 1.
- Next day is February 3.
February 2nd Deaths (Here)
February 2 Events:
506 – Alaric II, 8th king of the Visigoths promulgates the The Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum or Lex Romana Visigothorum) a collection of Roman law.
962 – Translatio imperii - Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.
1032 – Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes King of Burgundy.
1509 – The Battle of Diu takes place near Diu, India, between Portugal & Turkey.
1536 – Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1542 – Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hill fort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.
1653 – New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
1709 – Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island - his story inspired the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
1790 – The Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.
1812 – Russia establishes a fur trading colony at Fort Ross, California.
1848 – Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed - Mexican-American War.
1848 – California Gold Rush - The first ship with Chinese immigrants arrives in San Francisco, California.
1876 – The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.
1878 – Greece declares war on Turkey.
1880 – The first electric streetlight is installed in Wabash, Indiana.
1882 – The Knights of Columbus - is formed in New Haven, Connecticut.
1887 – First Groundhog Day is observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
1899 – The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital city, Canberra, between Sydney & Melbourne.
1901 – Funeral of Queen Victoria.
1913 – Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.
1920 – Tartu Peace Treaty - signed between Estonia & Russia.
1920 – France occupies Memel.
1922 – Ulysses by James Joyce is published.
1925 – Serum run to Nome - Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
1925 – The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America.
1934 – The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
1935 – Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine.
1940 – Frank Sinatra debuts with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra.
1943 – World War II: The last German forces surrender to the Soviets after the Battle of Stalingrad.
1946 – The Hungarian Republic is proclaimed.
1957 – Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage.
1966 – Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
1967 – The American Basketball Association is formed.
1971 – Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
1972 – The British embassy in Dublin is destroyed in protest at Bloody Sunday.
1974 – F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.
1976 – The Groundhog Day gale hits the north-eastern United States & south-eastern Canada.
1980 – Reports surface that the FBI was targeting Congressmen in the Abscam operation.
1980 – The Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey is founded.
1982 – Hama Massacre: Syria attacks the town of Hama.
1987 – After the 1986 People Power Revolution the Philippines enacts a new constitution.
1989 – Soviet war in Afghanistan: The last Soviet armored column leaves Kabul.
1990 – Apartheid: F.W. de Klerk allows the African National Congress to function legally & promises to release Nelson Mandela.
1998 – Cebu Pacific Flight 387 DC-9-32 crashes into a mountain near Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, killing 104.
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