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February 2 Historical Events

The following events took place on February 2. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 45 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 506
    Alaric II, eighth king of the Visigoths promulgates the Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum or Lex Romana Visigothorum), a collection of “Roman law”.
  • 962
    Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.
  • 1032
    Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes King of Burgundy.
  • 1141
    The Battle of Lincoln, at which King Stephen is defeated and captured by the allies of Empress Matilda, presenting her with an opportunity to become the first queen of medieval England; this fails to occur, however.
  • 1207
    Terra Mariana, comprising present-day Estonia and Latvia, is established.
  • 1461
    Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross is fought in Herefordshire, England.
  • 1536
    Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1542
    Portuguese forces under Cristóvão da Gama capture a Muslim-occupied hill fort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.
  • 1653
    New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
  • 1709
    Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
  • 1848
    Mexican–American War: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed.
  • 1848
    California Gold Rush: The first ship with Chinese immigrants arrives in San Francisco.
  • 1868
    Pro-Imperial forces captured Osaka Castle from the Tokugawa shogunate and burned it to the ground.
  • 1876
    The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.
  • 1887
    In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
  • 1899
    The Australian Premiers’ Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia’s capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
  • 1901
    Funeral of Queen Victoria.
  • 1913
    Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.
  • 1914
    Charlie Chaplin’s first film appearance, Making a Living premieres.
  • 1920
    The Tartu Peace Treaty is signed between Estonia and Russia.
  • 1920
    France occupies Memel.
  • 1922
    Ulysses by James Joyce is published.
  • 1925
    Serum run to Nome: Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
  • 1933
    Working as maids, the sisters Christine and Léa Papin murder their employer’s wife and daughter in Le Mans, France. The case is the subject of a number of French films and plays.
  • 1934
    The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
  • 1935
    Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine.
  • 1942
    Osvald Group is responsible for the first, active event of Resistance [against the German occupation of Norway] when Østbanehallen (at present-day Oslo Central Station) was blown up to protest the inauguration of Vidkun Quisling.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to conclusion as Soviet troops accept the surrender of 91,000 remnants of the Axis forces.
  • 1957
    Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage.
  • 1959
    Dyatlov Pass incident

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