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Historical Events Happened In January - 02

Saturday, 20 September 2014

1935  Bruno Hauptmann stands trial in New Jersey on charges of kidnapping and murdering the Lindbergh baby. Hauptmann is later found guilty and executed on this day in history.  

1935  Bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby on January - 02.  

1936  On January - 02 bradman scores 357 for South Africa vs Victoria, 424 minutes, 40 fours  

1936  First electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis MO on January - 02.  

1936  1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history ross Alexander, actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29  

1938  On this day in history book publisher Simon and Schuster founded  

1939  On this day in history bradman scores 107 South Africa vs Victoria, his 4th consecutive century  

1939  On this day in history bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century  

1941  On this day in history world War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales.  

1941  On this day in history mischa Levitzki, composer, dies at 42  

1942  On January - 02 28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace  

1942  German troops in Bardia surrender on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history the Philippine capital city of Manila falls to Japanese invaders during WWII.  

1943  On January - 02 canadian government brings in newsprint rationing.  

1944  On January - 02 first use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)  

1944  1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol) on January - 02.  

1945  Allied air raid on Neurenberg on January - 02.  

1945  Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion on January - 02.  

1945  Betram Home Ramsay, Engl adm/Cmdr Naval Forces (Normandy), dies at 61 on January - 02.  

1946  On January - 02 joe Darling, cricketer (Aussie captain 21 Tests, won 7 lost 4), dies  

1947  A new specification for aircraft color was issued providing for the use of glossy sea blue on all shipboard and water based aircraft and all helicopters on this day in history.  

1947  Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengal on this day in history.  

1947  Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali on this day in history.  

1948  WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins on this day in history.  

1949  KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting on January - 02.  

1950  Emil Jannings, actor (The Way of All Flesh), dies at 65 on January - 02.  

1951  Trade Minister C.D. Howe announces construction of a $30 million-dollar atomic reactor facility at Chalk River, Ontario on January - 02.  

1951  Philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1952  "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances on January - 02.  

1953  NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in New York City NY  

1954  Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1955  First "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1642  On January - 02 birth of mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey)  

1647  Nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676) was born on January - 02.  

1699  Osman III, sultan (Turkey) was born on January - 02.  

1713  Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803) was born on January - 02.  

1719  On this day in history birth of jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797)  

1727  James Wolfe, commanded British Army (captured Quebec) was born on January - 02.  

1728  On this day in history birth of louis Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium  

1732  Franz Xaver Brixi, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0017  On this day in history publius Ovidius Naso, Roman poet, dies  

1512  On January - 02 death of svante, Regent of Sweden (b. 1460)  

1514  Death of William Smyth, English bishop and statesman (bc. 1460) on January - 02.  

1557  Death of Pontormo, Italian painter (b. 1494) on this day in history.  

1685  On January - 02 death of harbottle Grimston, English politician (b. 1603)  

1694  On this day in history death of henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (b. 1651)  

1726  On this day in history domenico Zipoli, composer, dies at 37  

1740  Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63 on January - 02.