On This Day for 2nd January

Historical Events

  • 366 The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire.
  • 1570 Tsar Ivan the Terrible's march to Novgorod begins
  • 1905 The American anarcho-syndicalist union known as the Industrial Workers of the World forms.
  • 1942 WWII: 28 nations at war with Axis powers, pledge no separate peace deals
  • 1947 Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali

Did You Know?

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

On January 2nd, 1906

Famous Weddings

  • 1815 Leading Romantic Age poet Lord Byron (27) marries Anne Isabella Milbanke (22)by special licence, at Seaham Hall in County Durham.
  • 1845 Explorer and medical missionary David Livingstone (31) weds Mary Moffat
  • 1890 Physicist J. J. Thomson (33) weds Rose Elisabeth Paget
  • 1928 Photographer Ansel Adams (25) weds Virginia Best in Yosemite Valley
  • 1937 Theoretical Physicist Paul Dirac (34) weds Margit Wigner