What Happened on January 2

Significant Events

  • 366 The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire
  • 1492 Muhammad XII. (Boabdil) last Nasird ruler of Moorish fortress Alhambra surrenders to the Catholic Monarchs
  • 1570 Tsar Ivan the Terrible's march to Novgorod begins
  • 1905 American anarcho-syndicalist union known as the Industrial Workers of the World forms
  • 1942 World War II: the 28 nations at war with Axis powers pledge to make no separate peace deals
  • 1947 Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

Willis Carrier receives a US patent for the world's first air conditioner

On January 2, 1906

Famous Weddings

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Would You Believe?

Record 19.2 feet alligator shot in Louisiana by American businessman Edward Avery McIlhenny

On January 2, 1890