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On This Day: January 02nd

This is 2nd day of the year and 363 days remain in the year.

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.
January 02 BirthdaysIsaac Asimov

1920–1992, American author, scientist.


Cuba Gooding, Jr.actor
Taye Diggsactor
James WolfeBritish general
Saint TheresaCarmelite nun
Henry Flaglerfinancier
Dennis Hastertcongressman
Michael Tippettcomposer
Ernst Barlachexpressionist sculptor, graphic artist
Rudolf Clausiusmathematical physicist



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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.