THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 02/02


This day in #history 02/02

FEBRUARY 2ND


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1653 – New Amsterdam becomes a city (later
renamed New York )

1787 – Arthur St. Clair is elected the 9 th President of the President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.

1863 – Samuel Clemens becomes Mark Twain for
1st time

1946 – The Proclamation of Hungarian Republic is
made .

1967 – Bolivia adopts its constitution

1971 – Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become
dictator of Uganda

1990 – South Africa’s Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs

1995 – US space shuttle Discovery launched

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1882 – James Joyce, Ireland, novelist/ poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan’s Wake )

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1963 – Eva Cassidy, American singer ( d. 1996 )

1977 – Shakira [Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll] , Barranquilla, Colombian pop singer (‘ Whenever Wherever’, ‘Waka Waka ( This Time for Africa

FAMOUS DEATHS

1461 – Owen Tudor, Welsh founder of the Tudor
dynasty of England

1804 – Caesar Rodney , US judge ( signed Declar of Independence), dies at 62

1804 – George Walton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence ( b. 1749 -50)

1973 – Henry J Elias, Flemish historian /mayor of
Gent, dies at 70

1979 – Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie] , bassist (Sex Pistols) , OD’ s at 31

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FAMOUS WEDDING

Sarkozy ( 53) weds supermodel- turned- singer
Carla Bruni (39) at the Elysee Palace in Paris ,
France

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