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Notable Historical Events for January 2nd

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

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

1570Tsar Ivan the Terrible's march to Novgorod begins

197455 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon

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

1936Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours

1947Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali

1933Bradman scores 103* against the Bodyline attack in the 2nd Test

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

1979Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins

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Notable Birthdays on January 2nd

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

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

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

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

January 2nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 2nd

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

1845Explorer and medical missionary David Livingstone (31) weds Mary Moffat

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

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

January 2nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 2nd

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

1904James Longstreet, Confederate general, dies at 82

January 2nd Deaths
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