According to Gregory calendar, January 02 is the day number 2 in a given year. January 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.

Important Historical Events of 02 January in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1735Alexander Pope's poem Appel was published in London by Dr. Arbuthnot.
1757Robert Clive took Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula back to Calcutta (now Kolkata).
1757Britain annexed Calcutta after fighting in the Seven Years' War).
1777American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Sun Pink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey.
1815Lord Byron married Anne Isabella Milbank in Seahum County Durham.
1819The Panic of 1819, the first major financial crisis began in the United States.
1839French photographer Louis Daguerre displayed the first photo of the moon.
1839French cinematographer Luis Dagre drew the moon for the first time.
1843The postal service began regularly, and the first letter box was installed in the Austrian capital Vienna.
1882The world's first coal-fired power generating station, the Holborn Perspective Power Station, was started in London.
1890Alice Sanger became the first female employee in the White House.
1900US Secretary of State John He announced an open door policy to boost US trade with China.
1917Royal Bank of Canada acquired Quebec Bank.
1920A Russian writer and chemist named Isaac Aasimoff was born.
1920Under the leadership of U.S. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, Department of Justice agents launched a series of raids against radical leftists and anarchists across 30 cities in 23 states.
1941Second World War-Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, was severely damaged by German bombing during the Cardiff Blitz.
1942During World War II, the Japanese army captured Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
1949Luis Muñoz Marín became the first democratically electedGovernor of Puerto Rico.
1954Bharat Ratna Award was started.
1963Vietnam War: The Viet Cong won its first major victory in the Battle of Ap Bac.
1967Former actor Ronald Reagan began his career in government when he was sworn in as the 33rd Governor of California.
1971At Ibrox Park in Glasgow, Scotland, 66 people were killed in astampede during an Old Firm football match.
1975Railway Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra was injured in a bomb blast in Samastipur district of Bihar.
1975Bangladesh's revolutionary leader Siraj Sikkar was killed by police in custody.
1976The Gale of January 1976 began, which resulted in coastalflooding around the southern North Sea coasts, leading to at least 82deaths and US$1.3 billion in damage.
1980The strike at the national level was the first defeat in fifty years by employees working at the British Steel Corporation plant.
1981English serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the 'Yorkshire Ripper',was arrested in Sheffield, ending one of the largest policeinvestigations in British history.
1989Prime Minister Ranasingh Premadasa took over as the third President of Sri Lanka.
1989Popular dramatist Safdar Hashmi was so brutally beaten by anti-social elements during a play that he died.
1991Thiruvananthapuram Airport in Kerala was recognized as an international airport.
1994The ‘Abe Lincoln in Illions' closed at Beaumont New York city after completing 40 performances.
1995The scientists in Hawaii found the most distant galaxy using the Keck Telescope.
1997The Howard Stern Rduio showed premiers in Columbus. Ohio is on WBZX 99.7 FM.
1998Niger Prime Minister Hama Amadou was arrested on charges of conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Baremanassera.
2004The Stardust space probe flew by the comet Wild 2 and collected particle samples from its coma, which were later returned to Earth.
2008Saman Hasnain, who lives in San Francisco, was elected Mrs. Pakistan World of the year 2002.
2008For the first time, the price of oil reached 100 dollar per barrel.
2010A 28-year old Somali male was shot for breaking into Jyllands-Pasten Muhammad cartoonist Jurt Westergaard's home and threatened his family with an axe.
2011Spain enacted strict anti-smoking laws for it's citizens and foreigners.
2012Iran conducted it's military exercises in the Persian Gulf. During which it successfully test-fired two long range missiles.
2013The use of plastic bags in any form has been completely banned in Mauritania.
2014The former Israel Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon has been is coma since 2006. He is in critical condition following a renal failure.
2016Noted Shia cleric Nimr al Nimr and 46 other associates of Saudi Arabia were hanged by the government.
366The Alamanni, an alliance of west Germanic tribes, crossed the frozen Rhine in large numbers to invade the Roman Empire.

Important Historical Events of 02 January in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1975Lalit Narayan Mishra, the Indian Minister of Railways, was assassinated in a bomb blast at Samastipur, Bihar.
199457 killed in the battles between army and rebellions Indians in South Mexico.

Famous People's Birthdays on 02 January 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1829George Yule / Merchant / India
1878Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai / Activist / India
1898Sukumar Sen / Politician / India
1905Jainendra Kumar / Author / India
1959Kirti Azad / Politician / India
1960Raman Lamba / Cricketer / India

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