On This Day in History, January 2

As you usher in a new year, wouldn’t it be great to learn about a few historic events that happened on January 2nd? We have compiled for you a list of significant events that happened on this day.

Take a look!

  • 1839 – 1st photo of the Moon was taken by a French photographer
  • 1903 – US President Theodore Roosevelt shut down the post office in Indianola, for refusing to accept its appointed postmistress on racist grounds.
  • 1905 – American anarcho-syndicalist union was formed
  • 1919 – A separate ticker for bond trading in the New York Stock market was installed.
  • 1921 – 1st religious service radio was broadcast in US, KDKA-Pittsburgh
  • 1929 – US & Canada agreed to preserve Niagara Falls
  • 1959 – The Soviet spacecraft Luna 1 was launched.
  • 1960 – Senator John F. Kennedy, announced his candidacy for the US Presidency.
  • 1967 – Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the Governor of California
  • 1968 – Cecil Day-Lewis was appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1974 – New speed limit(55 MPH) laws were set by Richard Nixon.
  • 1988 – Mulroney & President Reagan signed Canada-US free trade agreement.
  • 1994 – Battles between army & rebellious Indians in Southern Mexico, killed 57 people.
  • 1998 – Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed on opiates & cocaine
  • 2001 – Sila Calderón became the first female Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 2015 – Daniel Kahneman was listed as the 7th most influential economist in the world
  • 2018 – WHO revealed it will classify gaming addiction as a mental health condition in its next Classification of Diseases.
  • 2018 – US senator Al Franken resigns
  • 2019 – The United States International Christian Pulisic became the most expensive American soccer player when he moved from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea for £58.
  • 2019 – Apple CEO Tim Cook blames below expectation Chinese iPhone sales for the downturn in the company’s outlook, rocking international stock markets.

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