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Notable Historical Events for January 2nd

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

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

197455 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 2nd

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

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

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

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

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

1937Theoretical Physicist Paul Dirac (34) weds Margit Wigner

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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