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Notable Historical Events for January 2nd

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

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

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

1947Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali

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

197455 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon

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

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

1988Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement

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

January 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 2nd

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

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

1961Gabrielle Carteris, Phoenix Az, actress (Andrea-Beverly Hills 90210)

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

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

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

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

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

1904James Longstreet, Confederate general, dies at 82

January 2nd Deaths
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