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Notable Historical Events for January 2nd

18391st photo of the Moon (French photographer Louis Daguerre)

1934Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes

1986NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal

1947Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali

197455 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon

1965Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters

1988Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement

2013Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs

1939Bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century

1570Tsar Ivan the Terrible's march to Novgorod begins

January 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 2nd

1969Tommy Morrison, American boxer, (d. 2013)

1920Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)

1727James Wolfe, Westerham, Kent, England, British Army officer, defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec

1936Roger Miller, Fort Worth Tx, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me)

January 2nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 2nd

1890Physicist J. J. Thomson (33) weds Rose Elisabeth Paget

2010Actor Vince Vaughn (39) weds realtor Kyla Weber in Lake Forest, Illinois

1937Theoretical Physicist Paul Dirac (34) weds Margit Wigner

1993Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)

January 2nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 2nd

1904James Longstreet, Confederate general, dies at 82

1977Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53

January 2nd Deaths
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