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Historical Events Happened In January - 02

Thursday, 20 November 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 this day in history.  

1936  Bradman scores 357 for South Africa vs Victoria, 424 minutes, 40 fours on January - 02.  

1936  First electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis MO on this day in history.  

1936  On January - 02 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo  

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

1938  On January - 02 book publisher Simon and Schuster founded  

1939  On January - 02 bradman scores 107 South Africa vs Victoria, his 4th consecutive century  

1939  On January - 02 bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century  

1941  World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales on January - 02.  

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

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

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  First use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol) on this day in history.  

1944  1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol) on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history allied air raid on Neurenberg  

1945  On January - 02 radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion  

1945  On January - 02 betram Home Ramsay, Engl adm/Cmdr Naval Forces (Normandy), dies at 61  

1946  On this day in history 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 January - 02.  

1947  On January - 02 mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengal  

1947  On this day in history mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali  

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

1949  KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1950  Emil Jannings, actor (The Way of All Flesh), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

1951  On this day in history philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in NYC  

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

1953  On January - 02 nBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak  

1954  Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in New York City NY on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in NYC  

1955  First "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS) on January - 02.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1642  Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey) was born on January - 02.  

1647  On January - 02 birth of nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676)  

1699  Osman III, sultan (Turkey) was born on this day in history.  

1713  Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803) was born on this day in history.  

1719  Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797) was born on January - 02.  

1727  On January - 02 birth of james Wolfe, commanded British Army (captured Quebec)  

1728  Louis Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium was born on January - 02.  

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 January - 02 publius Ovidius Naso, Roman poet, dies  

1512  Death of Svante, Regent of Sweden (b. 1460) on January - 02.  

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

1557  Death of Pontormo, Italian painter (b. 1494) on January - 02.  

1685  Death of Harbottle Grimston, English politician (b. 1603) on January - 02.  

1694  Death of Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (b. 1651) on January - 02.  

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

1740  Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.