Friday, January 2, 2015

2nd January date

2nd January in History:

1860 – The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France.
1942 – World War II: Manila, Philippines is captured by Japanese forces.
1959 – Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union.
1967 – Ronald Reagan sworn in as Governor of California.
2014 - Micro-blogging website Twitter has introduces the new feature that will collect tweets in a Facebook-style news feed.

Who you share your birthday with:
1960 – Raman Lamba, Indian cricketer (d. 1998)

Deaths on this Day:
Well known scientist Vasant Gowarikar passed away after suffering from a brief illness at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune on Friday, Jan 2, 2015.

Holidays and observances on 2nd January

Ancestry Day (Haiti)
The second day of New Year (a holiday in Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine)
New Year Holiday (Scotland), if it is a Sunday, the day moves to January 3
Victory of Armed Forces Day (Cuba)
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