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Thursday, January 2, 2014

This was 2nd day of the year and 363 days remained in the year.


January 2 Birthdays

Isaac Asimov
1920–1992, American author, scientist.


James Wolfe
British general (1727)

Rudolf Clausius
mathematical physicist (1822)

Henry Flagler
financier (1830)

Ernst Barlach
expressionist sculptor, graphic artist (1870)

Saint Theresa
Carmelite nun (1873)

Michael Tippett
composer (1905)

Dennis Hastert
congressman (1942)

Cuba Gooding, Jr.
actor (1968)

Taye Diggs
actor (1972)

January 2 in History

1492

Muhammad XI, the leader of the last Arab stronghold in Spain, surrendered to King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I.

1788

Georgia was admitted to the Union as the 4th state.

1839

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre took the first photograph of the Moon.

1905

The Russo-Japanese war ended.

1923

The African-American town of Rosewood, Fla., was burned by a white mob.

1935

The Bruno R. Hauptmann trial began for the kidnap and murder of the Lindbergh baby.

1959

The first spacecraft to fly by the Moon and also to orbit the Sun, Mechta (Luna 1) was launched by the USSR.

1994

Rudolph Giuliani is inaugurated as New York City's mayor.

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.

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