This day in history - January 2

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This day in history - January 2.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, January 2, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on January 2 were connected with events relating to the Choosing of Mercurius to become Pope, Battle of Assunpink Creek, Ratification of the United States Constitution by Georgia, Big Bottom Massacre, Reaffirmation of British Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, Conviction of a German spy ring by the FBI, Bombing of Nuremburg, Launching of the Soviet spacecraft 'Luna', Swearing in of Ronald Reagan as Governor of California and Arresting of the Yorkshire Ripper. Many famous people were associated with these critical events including Mercurius (Pope John II), George Washington and Charles Cornwallis, Abraham Baldwin and William Few, John and Philip Stacy, John James Onslow and Luis Vernet, Frederick 'Fritz' Joubert Duquesne and William G. Sebold, Sir Arthur Harris, Unfortunately not recorded, Ronald Reagan and Edmund G. Brown and Peter Sutcliffe.

Choosing of Mercurius to become Pope - January 2, 533: On this day in history, January 2, 533, momentous events took place today in Rome, Italy, with regard to the Choosing of Mercurius to become Pope. Mercurius was chosen to succeed Boniface II as Pope in 533. He became Pope John II, the first Pope to adopt a different name as he believed his own name honoured Mercury, who was a Pagan god. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 2, 533 were Mercurius (Pope John II). Facts on this day in History January 2: Events on this day in history: Choosing of Mercurius to become Pope *** Date: January 2, 533 *** Place: Rome, Italy *** Category: Religion *** Historical Period: 6th Century *** This day in history ***

Battle of Assunpink Creek - January 2, 1777: On this day in history, January 2, 1777, important events took place today in Trenton, New Jersey, USA, in respect of the Battle of Assunpink Creek. Following a victory against the British at the Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776, General George Washington set up defences against a counter attack at Assunpink Creek. Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis led the British in several unsuccessful attacks before retiring for the night. While the British rested, Washington moved his troops around them and, the next day, attacked Princeton. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 2, 1777 were George Washington and Charles Cornwallis. Facts on this day in History January 2: Events on this day in history: Battle of Assunpink Creek *** Date: January 2, 1777 *** Place: Trenton, New Jersey, USA *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Ratification of the United States Constitution by Georgia - January 2, 1788: On this day in history, January 2, 1788, important events took place today in Augusta, Georgia, USA, in respect of the Ratification of the United States Constitution by Georgia. Georgia ratified the United States Constitution on Jan 2 1788. The finished Constitution had been signed on September 17, 1787 by two Georgia delegates, Abraham Baldwin and William Few. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 2, 1788 were Abraham Baldwin and William Few. Facts on this day in History January 2: Events on this day in history: Ratification of the United States Constitution by Georgia *** Date: January 2, 1788 *** Place: Augusta, Georgia, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Big Bottom Massacre - January 2, 1791: On this day in history, January 2, 1791, momentous events took place today in Ohio, USA, with regard to the Big Bottom Massacre. The Ohio Company of Associates had been buying land from the United States Government and encouraged settlers into the Northwest Territory. Some of these settlers entered land, by the Muskingum River, that wasn't owned by the Company. Wyandot and Lenape Indian Warriors attacked the settlement killing approximately 15 people including John and Philip Stacey. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 2, 1791 were John and Philip Stacy. Facts on this day in History January 2: Events on this day in history: Big Bottom Massacre *** Date: January 2, 1791 *** Place: Ohio, USA *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Reaffirmation of British Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands - January 2, 1833: On this day in history, January 2, 1833, critical events took place today in Falkland Islands, South Atlantic, regarding the Reaffirmation of British Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. On May 20 1776, the British left the Falkland Islands, however they left a plaque affirming the continuation of British sovereignty. In 1829 the United Provinces (later Argentina) declared sovereignty and installed Luis Vernet as Governor of the islands. The British sent HMS Clio, commanded by, Captain John James Onslow, and HMS Tyne to the islands, and they successfully reasserted British Sovereignty. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 2, 1833 were John James Onslow and Luis Vernet. Facts on this day in History January 2: Events on this day in history: Reaffirmation of British Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands *** Date: January 2, 1833 *** Place: Falkland Islands, South Atlantic *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Conviction of a German spy ring by the FBI - January 2, 1942: On this day in history, January 2, 1942, momentous events took place today in Brooklyn, New York, with regard to the Conviction of a German spy ring by the FBI. A german spy ring headed by Frederick "Fritz" Joubert Duquesne was operating in New York during World War II. The spies were placed in jobs that would allow them to obtain information to pass back to Germany. William G. Sebold was a double agent who helped the FBI to gather the evidence for the prosecution of 33 spies . The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 2, 1942 were Frederick 'Fritz' Joubert Duquesne and William G. Sebold. Facts on this day in History January 2: Events on this day in history: Conviction of a German spy ring by the FBI *** Date: January 2, 1942 *** Place: Brooklyn, New York *** Category: Espionage *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Bombing of Nuremburg - January 2, 1945: On this day in history, January 2, 1945, important events took place today in Nuremburg, Germany, in respect of the Bombing of Nuremburg. Under the orders of Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris, the Royal Air Force carried out a devastating bombing attack on Nuremburg. On January 2, 1945, 514 Lancasters and 7 Mosquitos destroyed 90% of the Medieval city killing 1780 civilians and making 10,000 homeless. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 2, 1945 were Sir Arthur Harris. Facts on this day in History January 2: Events on this day in history: Bombing of Nuremburg *** Date: January 2, 1945 *** Place: Nuremburg, Germany *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Launching of the Soviet spacecraft 'Luna' - January 2, 1959: On this day in history, January 2, 1959, significant events took place today in Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, respecting the Launching of the Soviet spacecraft 'Luna'. Luna 1 was the first spacecraft to achieve 'escape velocity' allowing it to escape the Earth and head for the Moon. Designed to impact the Moon, a miscalculation resulted in Luna 1 passing approximately 6,000 km from the Moon's surface before going into orbit around the sun. It's orbit was between those of Earth and Mars. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 2, 1959 were Unfortunately not recorded. Facts on this day in History January 2: Events on this day in history: Launching of the Soviet spacecraft 'Luna' *** Date: January 2, 1959 *** Place: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Swearing in of Ronald Reagan as Governor of California - January 2, 1967: On this day in history, January 2, 1967, significant events took place today in Sacramento, California, respecting the Swearing in of Ronald Reagan as Governor of California. Around 00.10 am on 2nd January 1967, Ronald Reagan was sworn in as Governor of California after defeating the previous Governor, Edmund G. Brown, by almost a million votes. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 2, 1967 were Ronald Reagan and Edmund G. Brown. Facts on this day in History January 2: Events on this day in history: Swearing in of Ronald Reagan as Governor of California *** Date: January 2, 1967 *** Place: Sacramento, California *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Arresting of the Yorkshire Ripper - January 2, 1981: On this day in history, January 2, 1981, important events took place today in Sheffield, England, in respect of the Arresting of the Yorkshire Ripper. Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the Yorkshire Ripper, was finally arrested on January 2, 1981 after murdering thirteen women and attempting to murder seven more. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 2, 1981 were Peter Sutcliffe. Facts on this day in History January 2: Events on this day in history: Arresting of the Yorkshire Ripper *** Date: January 2, 1981 *** Place: Sheffield, England *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

This day in history - January 2

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