Historical Events on January 2 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 248 of 248

  • 1989 55th Sugar Bowl: #4 Florida State beats #7 Auburn, 13-7
  • 1989 18th Fiesta Bowl: #1 Notre Dame beats #3 West Virginia, 34-21
  • 1989 55th Orange Bowl: #2 Miami (FL) beats #6 Nebraska, 23-3
  • 1990 Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15)
  • 1990 Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)
  • 1991 Colorado wins its 1st AP national title poll
  • 1992 Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney
  • 1993 "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
  • 1993 Opposing factions in the Bosnian conflict hold meetings with the aim of ending the nine month conflict
  • 1994 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" closes at Beaumont NYC after 40 performances
  • 1994 "Shakespeare after My Father" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 266 perf
  • 1994 Battles between army & rebellious indians in South Mexico, kill 57
  • 1995 Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
  • 1995 Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21
  • 1995 Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)
  • 1995 81st Rose Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #12 Oregon, 38-20
  • 1995 61st Sugar Bowl: #7 Florida State beats #5 Florida, 23-17
  • 1995 24th Fiesta Bowl: #4 Colorado beats Notre Dame, 41-24
  • 1996 The US deploys troops in Northern Bosnia with the intention of maintaining order and peace between Bosnian Serbs and Muslims
  • 1996 25th Fiesta Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Florida, 62-24
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM
  • 1997 63rd Sugar Bowl: #3 Florida beats #1 Florida State, 52-20
  • 1998 Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates & cocaine
  • 1998 64th Orange Bowl: #2 Nebraska beats #3 Tennessee, 42-17
  • 1999 A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.
  • 1999 65th Orange Bowl: #7 Florida beats #18 Syracuse, 31-10
  • 2000 29th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #6 Tennessee, 31-21
  • 2001 Sila Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico.
  • 2001 67th Sugar Bowl: #3 Miami beats #7 Florida, 37-20
  • 2002 Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.
  • 2002 68th Orange Bowl: #5 Florida beats #6 Maryland, 56-23
  • 2003 69th Orange Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #3 Iowa, 38-17
  • 2004 Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that it will return to Earth two years later.
  • 2004 33rd Fiesta Bowl: #7 Ohio State beats #8 Kansas State, 35-28
  • 2006 72nd Sugar Bowl: #11 West Virginia beats #7 Georgia, 38-35
  • 2006 35th Fiesta Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #5 Notre Dame, 34-20
  • 2007 73rd Orange Bowl: #5 Louisville beats #15 Wake Forest, 24-13
  • 2008 37th Fiesta Bowl: #11 West Virginia beats #3 Oklahoma, 48-28
  • 2009 75th Sugar Bowl: #6 Utah beats #4 Alabama, 31-17
  • 2012 98th Rose Bowl: #6 Oregon beats #9 Wisconsin, 45-38
  • 2012 41st Fiesta Bowl: #3 Oklahoma State beats #4 Stanford, 41-38 (OT)

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2013 Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • 2013 79th Sugar Bowl: #21 Louisville beats #3 Florida, 33-23
  • 2014 30 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff and falls 400 ft in Malshej Ghat, India

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2014 Raul Castro gives a speech commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Cuban revolution and warns of "neo-liberal and neo-colonial thinking" entering the country

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • 2014 80th Sugar Bowl: #11 Oklahoma beats #3 Alabama, 45-31
  • 2016 Saudi Arabia executes 47 alleged terrorists, including Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr
  • 2017 US House Republicans vote to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, a public uproar forces them to back down the next day