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February 2nd, 2002 (February 02 2002)EventThe wedding of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands to the Argentinean born Maxima Zorreguieta takes place.
February 2nd, 1998 (February 02 1998)EventA Cebu Pacific Air DC-9-32 crashes into a mountain near Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, killing 104.
February 2nd, 1990 (February 02 1990)EventApartheid: In South Africa President F.W. de Klerk allows the African National Congress to legally function again and promises to set Nelson Mandela free.Nelson Mandela Quotes
February 2nd, 1989 (February 02 1989)EventSoviet war in Afghanistan: The last Soviet Union armored column leaves Kabul, ending nine years of military occupation.
February 2nd, 1989 (February 02 1989)EventSatellite television service Sky Television plc launched in Europe.
February 2nd, 1982 (February 02 1982)EventHama Massacre: The government of Syria attacks the town of Hama and kills thousands of people.
February 2nd, 1980 (February 02 1980)EventReports surface that FBI personnel were targeting members of the U.S. Congress in the Abscam sting operation.
February 2nd, 1980 (February 02 1980)EventThis Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey is formally founded.
February 2nd, 1976 (February 02 1976)EventThe Groundhog Day gale hits the north-eastern United States and south-eastern Canada.
February 2nd, 1974 (February 02 1974)EventThe F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.
February 2nd, 1972 (February 02 1972)EventThe British embassy in Dublin is destroyed in protest over Bloody Sunday.
February 2nd, 1971 (February 02 1971)EventAfter a coup in Uganda, Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader.Idi Amin Quotes
February 2nd, 1967 (February 02 1967)EventThe American Basketball Association is formed.
February 2nd, 1966 (February 02 1966)EventPakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir dispute as number one item for the proposed Indo-Pak ministerial talks after 1965 war.
February 2nd, 1957 (February 02 1957)EventPresident Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage across river Indus near Sukkur.
February 2nd, 1946 (February 02 1946)EventThe Proclamation of Hungarian Republic is made.
February 2nd, 1943 (February 02 1943)EventWorld War II: The last German forces surrender to the Soviets after the Battle of Stalingrad.
February 2nd, 1940 (February 02 1940)EventFrank Sinatra debuts with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra.Frank Sinatra Quotes
February 2nd, 1935 (February 02 1935)EventLeonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine.
February 2nd, 1933 (February 02 1933)EventAdolf Hitler dissolves the German Parliament.Adolf Hitler Quotes
February 2nd, 1925 (February 02 1925)EventSerum run to Nome: Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
February 2nd, 1922 (February 02 1922)EventUlysses by James Joyce is published in Paris, France.James Joyce Quotes
February 2nd, 1920 (February 02 1920)EventThe Tartu Peace Treaty is signed between Estonia and Russia.
February 2nd, 1920 (February 02 1920)EventFrance occupies Memel.
February 2nd, 1913 (February 02 1913)EventGrand Central Station was opened in New York City.
February 2nd, 1901 (February 02 1901)EventQueen Victoria s funeral takes place.
February 2nd, 1899 (February 02 1899)EventThe Australian Premiers Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia s capital (Canberra) between Sydney and Melbourne.
February 2nd, 1887 (February 02 1887)EventIn Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
February 2nd, 1882 (February 02 1882)EventThe Knights of Columbus are formed in New Haven, Connecticut.
February 2nd, 1880 (February 02 1880)EventThe first electric streetlight is installed in Wabash, Indiana.
February 2nd, 1878 (February 02 1878)EventGreece declares war on Turkey.
February 2nd, 1876 (February 02 1876)EventThe National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.
February 2nd, 1848 (February 02 1848)EventMexican-American War: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed, ending the war.
February 2nd, 1848 (February 02 1848)EventCalifornia Gold Rush: The first ship with Chinese emigrants seeking fortune in California s gold country arrives in San Francisco, California.
February 2nd, 1812 (February 02 1812)EventRussia establishes a fur trading colony at what is now Fort Ross, California.
February 2nd, 1790 (February 02 1790)EventThe U.S. Supreme Court convenes for the first time after an unsuccessful attempt on February 1.
February 2nd, 1787 (February 02 1787)EventArthur St. Clair is elected the 9th President of the President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.
February 2nd, 1709 (February 02 1709)EventAlexander Selkirk is rescued from shipwreck on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.Daniel Defoe Quotes
February 2nd, 1653 (February 02 1653)EventNew Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
February 2nd, 1542 (February 02 1542)EventPortuguese under Christovao da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Bacente.
February 2nd, 1536 (February 02 1536)EventSpaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
February 2nd, 1509 (February 02 1509)EventThe Battle of Diu takes place near Diu, India, between Portugal and Turkey.
February 2nd, 1032 (February 02 1032)EventConrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes King of Burgundy.
February 2nd, 0962 (February 02 0962)EventTranslatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.

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