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2 January

533 – Rome – Mercúrius became Pope John II. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_II

1492 – Spain – Granada War ended (Reconquista). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granada_War

1502 – India – First Battle of Cannanore ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Cannanore

1777 – USA – Battle of the Assunpink Creek (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Assunpink_Creek

1788 – USA – Georgia became the 4th State. http://www.50states.com/georgia.htm#.VojPANLnncs

1791 – USA – Big Bottom Massacre. http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Big_Bottom_Massacre?rec=3135

1795 – GB – Earthquake, epicentre in Comrie, Scotland.

1818 – UK – British Institution of Civil Engineers founded. https://www.ice.org.uk/about-us/our-history


1863 – USA – Battle of Stones River ended (American Civil War). https://youtu.be/LztKTv9pRY8 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/stones-river.html#

1871 – Spain – Amadeus I became king. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadeo_I_of_Spain


1920 – USA – Second Palmer Raid. https://youtu.be/qutgIfhUL7g WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmer_Raids#Raids_and_arrests_in_January_1920

1941 – UK – Cardiff, Wales Blitz (WWII). http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/southeastwales/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_9300000/9300722.stm

1943 – Egypt – RAF plane crashed off Port Said, 12 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430102-1

1944 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Berlin (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed at Los Angeles-Mines Field, CA, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440102-0


1945 – Germany – Bombing of Nuremberg by Allied forces (WWII). http://youtu.be/P9p9yW-9O2Q WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressinghttp://ww2today.com/2-january-1945-nuremberg-a-near-perfect-example-of-area-bombing

1949 – USA – Seattle Air Charter plane crashed at Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490102-0

1952 – Madagascar – Air France plane crashed at Andapa, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520102-0

1955 – Panama – President José Antonio Remón Cantera assassinated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Antonio_Rem%C3%B3n_Cantera

1959 – USSR – Luna 1 launched. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1959-012A

1963 – South Vietnam – Battle of Ap Bac (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ap_Bac


1971 – UK – Stampede at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, 66 killed. https://youtu.be/GOdzNQ0VzUw WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/2/newsid_2478000/2478305.stm

1976 – UK/Europe – Gales began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gale_of_January_1976


1981 – UK – Peter Sutcliffe (“Yorkshire Ripper”) arrested in Sheffield. https://youtu.be/F1nOuWXC55w WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/5/newsid_2500000/2500639.stm

1993 – Sri Lanka – Jaffna Lagoon Massacre (Sri Lankan Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffna_lagoon_massacre

1999 – USA – Snowstorm in Midwest, 68 killed. http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/chicago-midwest-blizzard-1999/3461432

2001 – Puerto Rico – Sila María Calderon became first female Governor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sila_Mar%C3%ADa_Calder%C3%B3n

2002 – Vanuatu – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1739980.stm

2006 – South Sandwich Islands – Earthquake measuring 7.4Mw, epicentre east of South Sandwich Islands. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2006/ushkac/

2006 – Fiji – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw.


2006 – USA – Explosion at coal mine, Sago, West Virginia, 12 killed. https://youtu.be/IGb20ZDbjkY WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sago_Mine_disaster

2011 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, epicentre in Araucanía.


2014 – Atlantic Ocean – Asteroid 2014AA impact. https://youtu.be/eD3-gy2mO7I http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/small-asteroid-2014-aa-hitsearth/

York

1790 – York Herald and County Advertiser first published. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/yorks/city-of-york/pp537-541#h3-0007