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What Happened on February 2nd This Day in History

Year Name
2012 The ferry MV Rabaul Queen sinks off the coast of Papua New Guinea near the Finschhafen District, with an estimated 146–165 dead.
2007 Police officer Filippo Raciti is killed when a clash breaks out in the Sicily derby between Catania and Palermo, in the Serie A, the top flight of Italian football. This event led to major changes in stadium regulations in Italy.
2005 The Government of Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act. This legislation would become law on July 20, 2005, legalizing same-sex marriage.
2004 Swiss tennis player Roger Federer becomes the No. 1 ranked men's singles player, a position he will hold for a record 237 weeks.
2000 First digital cinema projection in Europe (Paris) realized by Philippe Binant with the DLP CINEMA technology developed by Texas Instruments.
1998 Cebu Pacific Flight 387 crashes into Mount Sumagaya in the Philippines, killing all 104 people on board.
1990 Apartheid: F. W. de Klerk announces the unbanning of the African National Congress and promises to release Nelson Mandela.
1989 Soviet–Afghan War: The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul.
1987 After the 1986 People Power Revolution, the Philippines enacts a new constitution.
1982 Hama massacre: The government of Syria attacks the town of Hama.
1980 Reports surface that the FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congressmen in the Abscam operation.
1971 Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
1971 The international Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands is signed in Ramsar, Mazandaran, Iran.
1966 Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
1959 Nine experienced ski hikers in the northern Ural Mountains in the Soviet Union die under mysterious circumstances.
1943 World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to an end when Soviet troops accept the surrender of the last organized German troops in the city.
1942 The Osvald Group is responsible for the first, active event of anti-Nazi resistance in Norway, to protest the inauguration of Vidkun Quisling.
1935 Leonarde Keeler administers polygraph tests to two murder suspects, the first time polygraph evidence was admitted in U.S. courts.
1934 The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
1925 Serum run to Nome: Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
1922 Ulysses by James Joyce is published.
1920 The Tartu Peace Treaty is signed between Estonia and Russia.
1913 Grand Central Terminal opens in New York City.
1909 The Paris Film Congress opens, an attempt by European producers to form an equivalent to the MPCC cartel in the United States.
1901 Funeral of Queen Victoria.
1900 Six cities, Boston, Detroit, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Chicago and St. Louis, agree to form baseball's American League.
1899 The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
1887 In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.
1881 The sentences of the trial of the warlocks of Chiloé are imparted.[7]
1876 The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.
1870 The Seven Brothers (Seitsemän veljestä), a novel by Finnish author Aleksis Kivi, is published first time in several thin booklets.
1868 Pro-Imperial forces capture Osaka Castle from the Tokugawa shogunate and burn it to the ground.
1850 Brigham Young declares war on Timpanogos in the Battle at Fort Utah.
1848 Mexican–American War: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed.
1814 The last of the River Thames frost fairs comes to an end.
1709 Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring Daniel Defoe's adventure book Robinson Crusoe.
1653 New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
1645 Scotland in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Inverlochy.
1536 Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1461 Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Mortimer's Cross results in the death of Owen Tudor.
1438 Nine leaders of the Transylvanian peasant revolt are executed at Torda.
1207 Terra Mariana, eventually comprising present-day Latvia and Estonia, is established.
1141 The Battle of Lincoln, at which Stephen, King of England is defeated and captured by the allies of Empress Matilda.
1032 Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes king of Burgundy.
962 Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.
880 Battle of Lüneburg Heath: King Louis III of France is defeated by the Norse Great Heathen Army at Lüneburg Heath in Saxony.
506 Alaric II, eighth king of the Visigoths, promulgates the Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum or Lex Romana Visigothorum), a collection of "Roman law".
Famous People Born on February 2

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Year Name
1987 Athena Imperial, Filipino journalist, Miss Earth-Water 2011
1975 Ieroklis Stoltidis, Greek footballer
1803 Albert Sidney Johnston, American general (d. 1862)
1937 Don Buford, American baseball player and coach
1942 Bo Hopkins, American actor
1588 Georg II of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl, German nobleman (d. 1644)
1963 Kjell Dahlin, Swedish ice hockey player
1922 James L. Usry, American politician, first African-American mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2002)
1877 Frank L. Packard, Canadian author (d. 1942)
1933 Than Shwe, Burmese general and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Burma
Famous People Deaths On February 2

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Date Name
1648 George Abbot, English author and politician (b. 1603)
1966 Hacı Ömer Sabancı, Turkish businessman (b. 1906)
1804 George Walton, American lawyer and politician, Governor of Georgia (b. 1749)
1769 Pope Clement XIII (b. 1693)
1446 Vittorino da Feltre, Italian humanist (b. 1378)
1980 William Howard Stein, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
1954 Hella Wuolijoki, Estonian-Finnish author and politician (b. 1886)
1661 Lucas Holstenius, German geographer and historian (b. 1596)
1950 Constantin Carathéodory, Greek mathematician and academic (b. 1873)
1909 Carlo Acton, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1829)