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Events and People Who Made History on January 2

1st Century

69 - Roman Lower Rhine army proclaims its commander, Vitellius, emperor

6th Century

533 - John II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

13th Century

1235 - Emperor Joseph II orders Jews of Galicia Austria to adopt family names

15th Century

1492 - Spain recaptures Granada from the Moors (Granada Day)

16th Century

1570 - Tsar Ivan the Terrible march to Novgorod begins
1585 - Spain and Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville

17th Century

1602 - Battle at Kinsale, Ireland: English army beats Spanish
1602 - Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English at Kinsdale
1678 - Staatsoper Hamburg opens with Theiles "Adam und Eva"

18th Century

1757 - British troops occupy Calcutta India
1776 - 1st revolutionary flag displayed
1776 - Austria ends interregation torture
1788 - Georgia is 4th state to ratify U.S. constitution
1790 - Mozart's opera "Cosi fan tutti" premieres, Vienna

19th Century

1800 - Free black community of Philadelphia petitions Congress to abolish slave
1811 - U.S. Senator Thomas Pickering is 1st senator censured (revealed confidential documents communicated by the president of the U.S.)
1814 - Lord Byron completes "The Corsair"
1818 - Lord Byron completes "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" (4th canto)
1831 - Liberator, abolitionist newspaper, begins publishing in Boston
1832 - 1st Curling club in U.S. (Orchard Lake Curling Club) opens
1839 - 1st photo of the Moon (French photographer Louis Daguerre)
1842 - 1st U.S. wire suspension bridge for general traffic opens in Penn
1843 - Wagner's opera "Der Fliegende Hollander" premieres, Dresden
1861 - Colonel Charles Stone is put in charge of organizing DC militia
1861 - South Carolina seizes inactive Ft. Johnson in Charleston Harbor
1863 - Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone's River) ends
1870 - Construction of Brooklyn Bridge begins
1871 - King Amadeus I of Spain inaugurated at 25
1879 - 1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG
1879 - British battleship Thunder explodes in Gulf of Ismid, 9 die
1879 - Dr. Benjamin E Mays, named president of Atlanta Board of Education
1879 - Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Ill
1881 - Camille Saint-Saens' 3rd Concerto in B, premieres
1882 - Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
1885 - General Wolseley receives last distress signal of General Gordon in Khartoum
1890 - Alice Sanger becomes 1st female White House staffer
1890 - Record 19'2" alligator shot in Louisiana by E A McIlhenny
1893 - 1st U.S. commemoratives and 1st U.S. stamp to picture a woman issued
1896 - Battle at Doornkop, South Africa (Boers beat Dr. Jamesons troops)

20th Century

1900 - E Verlinger begins manufacturing 7" single-sided records (Montreal)
1900 - Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise," premieres in Paris
1903 - President T Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola Miss, for refusing to accept its appointed postmistress because she was black
1905 - Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Perrine
1905 - Japanese troops capture Port Arthur
1908 - Canadian branch of the Royal Mint opens in Ottawa
1909 - 1st official Dutch 11 city skate (Minne Hoekstra in 13:50)
1910 - 1st junior high schools in U.S. opens (Berkeley California)
1911 - Brooklyn Dodgers President Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000
1913 - National Woman's Party forms
1914 - Philips installs research department in Eindhoven
1917 - Royal Bank of Canada takes over Quebec Bank
1918 - Dodgers trade Casey Stengel and Cutshaw to Pitts for Grimes and Mamaux
1918 - NHL Montreal Wanderers disband after Westmount arena burns down
1919 - Anti-British uprising in Ireland
1919 - Lithuania gains independence
1920 - 10,000 U.S. union and socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids)
1921 - 1st religious service radio broadcast in U.S., KDKA-Pittsburgh
1921 - DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park opens
1925 - Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR)
1929 - U.S. and Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
1932 - Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield Missouri
1933 - Bradman scores 103* against the Bodyline attack in the 2nd Test
1933 - Ijmuider fishing strike begins (till July 11th)
1933 - U.S. troops leave Nicaragua
1934 - 1st state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania
1934 - Bradman scores 253 NSW vs. Queensland, 204 minutes, 29 fours 4 sixes
1935 - Bruno Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap and murder of Lindbergh baby
1936 - 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St. Louis, Missouri
1936 - Bradman scores 357 for SA vs. Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours
1938 - Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded
1939 - Bradman scores 107 SA vs. Victoria, his 4th consecutive century
1942 - 28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace
1942 - German troops in Bardia surrender
1942 - Japanese troops occupy Manila Philippines
1944 - 1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)
1945 - Allied air raid on Neurenberg
1945 - Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955
1945 - Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion
1947 - Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali
1948 - WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, New York (PBS) begins
1949 - KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 - Philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in New York City
1952 - "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 542 performances
1953 - NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
1954 - Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in New York City
1955 - 1st "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS)
1956 - Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections
1957 - San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge
1958 - Dmitri Shostakovich' 2nd Piano concert, premieres in NY
1959 - Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees
1959 - U.S.S.R. launches Mechta, Luna 1, for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
1960 - 1st redshank old world shore bird reported in North America (Halifax)
1960 - John F. Kennedy announces run for U.S. Presidency
1960 - John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
1960 - Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, premieres
1960 - Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for president
1961 - 1st AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16
1961 - Hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14 degrees F recorded atop Haleakale
1962 - Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
1964 - Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
1964 - Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana
1965 - Martin Luther King, Jr. begins a drive to register black voters
1965 - New York Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
1965 - Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day
1966 - 1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
1966 - Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game
1968 - Christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant
1968 - KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 - "Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 49 performances
1969 - "Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 4 performances
1969 - Lorraine Hansberry's "To be Young, Gifted and Black," premieres in New York City
1969 - "Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy
1970 - Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
1970 - U.S. population is 203,302,031
1971 - A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
1972 - Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco '49ers 14-3 in NFC championship game
1972 - Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
1972 - Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts 21-0 in AFC championship game
1972 - "Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 505 performances
1974 - 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon
1974 - Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
1975 - U.S. Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species
1977 - Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing
1978 - Bulent Ecevit forms government in Turkey
1978 - Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"
1979 - 30th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 9-0 vs Vancouver
1979 - Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)
1979 - Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins
1980 - 68th Australian Men Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62)
1981 - Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 m butterfly (2:05.65)
1981 - Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, WI vs. Pakistan
1982 - 70th Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats S Denton (62 76 67 64)
1982 - "Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 48 performances
1982 - Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
1982 - San Diego Chargers beat Miami Dolphins, 41-38 in 13:52 of OT
1983 - "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 2,377 performances
1983 - Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
1983 - Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing "Doonesbury"
1983 - Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
1983 - "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City after 767 performances
1984 - Darryl Cullinan, 16, scores his 1st first-class cricket century
1984 - Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship
1984 - Riot in Tunis kills over 100
1984 - Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Philadelphia's 1st black mayor
1985 - 90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
1985 - Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts
1985 - Egyptian President Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III
1985 - Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
1985 - Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
1986 - 191.66 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1986 - New York Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
1987 - Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ
1987 - Troops of Chad President Habre conquer Fada oasis
1988 - Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn
1988 - Mulroney and Reagan sign Canada-U.S. free trade agreement
1989 - Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship
1989 - UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game
1990 - Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15)
1990 - Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)
1991 - Colorado wins its 1st AP national title poll
1992 - Test debut of Shane Warne, vs. India at Sydney
1993 - "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 55 performances
1994 - "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" closes at Beaumont New York City after 40 performances
1994 - Battles between army and rebellious indians in South Mexico, kill 57
1994 - "Shakespeare after My Father" closes at Helen Hayes New York City after 266 perf
1995 - Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
1995 - Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21
1995 - Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)
1997 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus, Ohio on WBZX 99.7 FM
1998 - Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates and cocaine

21st Century

2008 - Oil reaches $100 per barrel for the first time


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