January 2 in History
1492January 2, 1492:
Granada, under the Moorish Kingdom, finally falls to Spain under the rule of Catholic monarchs Ferdinand II and Isabella I.
1897January 2, 1897:
The Commodore, a boat which had author Stephen Crane on board sinks. His experience as a survivor inspires the short story, “The Open Boat”.
1905January 2, 1905:
Port Arthur in China is surrendered to the Japanese by Russians during the Russo-Japanese War.
1935January 2, 1935:
The trial of Bruno Hauptmann, kidnapper and murderer of the son of renowned aviator Charles Lindbergh, begins.
1958January 2, 1958:
Distinguished opera soprano Maria Callas abandons her performance at a concert which also had the Italian president in attendance.
1966January 2, 1966:
The first NFL Championship game to be televised in colored pictures is played between the Greenbay Packers and Cleveland Browns.
1967January 2, 1967:
Future US President Ronald Reagan is sworn in as California’s governor.
1971January 2, 1971:
A stampede kills 66 spectators of a match between Scottish teams Celtic and Rangers at the Ibrox Park in Glasgow.
2006January 2, 2006:
A coal mine explosion traps 13 miners at the Sago Mine in West Virginia. Only one would be found alive two days later upon the arrival of the rescue team.