This was 2nd day of the year and 363 days remained in the year.
January 2 in History
Georgia was admitted to the Union as the 4th state.
Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre took the first photograph of the Moon.
The Russo-Japanese war ended.
The African-American town of Rosewood, Fla., was burned by a white mob.
The first spacecraft to fly by the Moon and also to orbit the Sun, Mechta (Luna 1) was launched by the USSR.
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