February 02 in History – What happened on 02 February in Past

02 February - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, February 02 is the day number 33 in a given year. February 02 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

February 02 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
962Pope John XII crowned Otto the Great as Holy Roman Emperor, thefirst in nearly 40 years.
1207Terra Mariana, comprising present-day Estonia and Latvia, was established as a principality of the Holy Roman Empire.
1536An expedition to the New World led by Spanish conquist adorPedro de Mendoza founded what is now Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1556About eight hundred and thirty thousand people died in the devastating earthquake in China's Shanxi province.
1626Charles I became emperor of England.
1659Jan van Riebeeck, the founder of Cape Town, produced the first bottle of South African wine .
1709Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk was rescued by English captain Woodes Rogers and the crew of the Duke after spending four years as a castaway on an uninhabited island in the Juan Fernández. archipelago, providing the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe.
1731The opening of George Frederick Handel's opera "Poro" began in London.
1762Thomas Arne's opera "ArtXerks" premiered in London.
1788Pitts Regulatory Act was implemented for administrative reforms in the country.
1831Pope Gregory XVI was elected as the 254th Pope in place of Pope Pius VII.
1844UK scientist John Delton, who discovered the law of mixing different gases, died.
1848The Mexican–American War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which gave 1.36 million square kilometres(530,000 sq mi) of Mexican territory known as the Mexican Cession tothe United States in exchange for US$15 million.
1862Shambhunath Pandit became the first Indian judge of the Calcutta High Court.
1878Greece declares war with Turkey.
1880The first electric street light wasb installed in Indiana.
1889Freedom fighter and social worker Princess Amrit Kaur was born.
1892Johnny Briggs scored hat-trick England vs Australia.
1907A Russian scientist named Dimitri Avenovich Mendliffe died at the age of 73 in St. Peterzburg. He made a systematic table of the chemical elements present on the earth.
1915The well-known writer, poet and columnist Khushwant Singh of the country was born.
1920The signing of the Treaty of Tartu ended the Estonian War ofIndependence, with Russia agreeing to recognize the independence of Estonia and renounce in perpetuity all rights to that territory.
1922The novel Ulysses was first published in its entirety afterthis material by author James Joyce first appeared in serialized partsin the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December1920, becoming one of the most important works of Modernist literature.
1934The Export-Import Bank, the United States' official exportcredit agency, was established.
1943World War II-The Soviet Red Army captured 91,000 tired and starving German soldiers, ending the Battle of Stalingrad, one of the bloodiest battles in human history.
1944The Germans won at the Battle of Sistarna.
1952India won the first Test cricket in Madras.
1960Chatursen Shastri, the great novelist of Hindi literature, died.
1967The American Basketball Association was formed.
1971The international Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands was signed in Ramsar, Mazandaran,Iran.
1974The F-16 Fighting Falcon, one of the most popular jet fighters ever built, had its first flight.
1982The Syrian army bombarded the town of Hama in order to quell arevolt by the Muslim Brotherhood, killing about 7,000–25,000 people.
1989Satellite television service Sky Television plc launched in Europe.
1990President F.W. de Klerk declared the end of apartheid in SouthAfrica.
1992Kieren Perkins ,a well known swimmer made a world record for 1500m freestyle swimming in 14 :32 :40.
1993Irina Privalara makes a new world record .This record was of running 50m indoor in just 6.05 seconds.
1995“Moliere Comedies” opened at Criterion Theatre in New York City for 56 performances.
1996Ali Lanry, at the age of 22 from Lousinia crowned to the 45th Miss USA.
1997Marko’ Meara won the award for pebble beach national golf pro - am.
1998All 104 on board were killed when the DC-9 at Philippine crashed apparently.
1999Hugo Chávez Frias took over as Venezuelan President.
2004Swiss tennis player Roger Federer became the No. 1 ranked men'ssingles player, a position he held for a record 237 weeks.
2004Swiss tennis player Roger Federer set a record for the first consecutive ranking for 237 weeks.
2008For the first time in the history of neighboring country Pakistan, the Sikh Marriage Act Ordinance came into force.
2009The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe devalued the Zimbabwean dollar for the third and final time, making Z$1 trillionnow only Z$1 of the new currency.
2010The World food programme reported that 4.3 million people were suffering from hunger in Sudan. This number has quadrupled since 2009.
2011IAN Thorpe .an Australian swimmer announces his retirement .he says that he will come out of the retirement to complete in London Olympics in 2012.
2013Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan directed a speech at Japan self defence forces which vows to defence the Senkaku Island.
2014The Super bowl took place at Met life Stadium in east Rutherford at New Jersey, The sea hawks beat the devour broncos by 43-8 runs which was a historic win for the sea hawks ,who haven’t won a major championship in last 30 years.

Famous Birthdays of February 02:

YearName / Profession / Country
1963Kjell Dahlin / Ice Hockey Player / Sweden
1987Anthony Fainga'a / Rugby Player / Australia
1987Gerard Piqué / Footballer / Spain
1502Damião de Góis / Philosopher / Portugal
1986Gemma Arterton / Actress / United Kingdom
1948Ina Garten / Author / United States of America
1937Anthony Haden-Guest / Poet / Britain
1961Abraham Iyambo / Politician / Namibia
1949Ross Valory / Writer / United States of America
1985Silvestre Varela / Footballer / Portugal
1849Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav / Poet / Slovakia
1982Kan Mi-youn / Singer / South Korea
1873Leo Fall / Composer / Austria
1973Andrei Luzgin / Tennis Player / Estonia
1965Carl Airey / Footballer / United Kingdom
1695William Borlase / Archaeologist / United Kingdom
1923James Dickey / Poet / United States of America
1976James Hickman / Swimmer / United Kingdom
1882James Joyce / Writer / Ireland
1900Willie Kamm / Baseball Player / United States of America
1984Rudi Wulf / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1467Columba of Rieti / Mystic / Italy
1982Kelly Mazzante / Basketball Player / United States of America
1949Brent Spiner / Actor / United States of America
1983Vladimir Voskoboinikov / Footballer / Estonia
1995Aleksander Jagiełło / Footballer / Poland
1946Constantine Papadakis / Business Man / United States of America
1782Henri de Rigny / Politician / France
1933Orlando "Cachaíto" López / Bassist / Cuba
1982Sergio Castaño Ortega / Footballer / Spain

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