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Notable Historical Events for January 2nd

197455 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon

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

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

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

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

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

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

1913Mahatma Gandhi leaves the Tolstoy Farm in Transvaal, South Africa.

198068th Australian Men Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62)

1947Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali

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Notable Birthdays on January 2nd

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on January 2nd

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)

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

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

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