TODAY iN HiSTORY ViDEO for JANUARY 2nd: WV mine blast | JFK declared he’s running for President | Japan captured Manila, Philippines during WWII | Lindbergh baby trial | Annie closed on Broadway…
TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on JANUARY 2nd…
1872 ~ Albert Coombs Barnes the American physician, chemist, businessman, art collector, writer, educator and the founder of the Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion was born in Philadelphia on the 2nd January 1872 (died 24th July 1951 aged 79). Official website: www.BarnesFoundation.org
1873 – Antonie Pannekoek the Dutch astronomer and theorist was born on the 2nd January 1873 (died 1960).
1920 – Isaac Asimov the American chemist and author was born on the 2nd January 1920 (died 1992).
1936 – Roger Miller the American singer-songwriter and actor was born on the 2nd January 1936 (died 1992).
1937 – David Bailey the English photographer was born on the 2nd January 1937.
1947 – Jack Hanna the American zoologist was born on the 2nd January 1947.
1947 – David Shapiro the American poet, critic, and historian was born on the 2nd January 1947.
1961 ~ Gabrielle Carteris the American actress best known as Andrea Zuckerman on the 1990s television series Beverly Hills, 90210 was born on the 2nd January 1961. Gabrielle Carteris Twitter: www.Twitter.com/TheGabrielle_C
1967 – Tia Carrere the American actress and singer was born on the 2nd January 1967.
1968 – Cuba Gooding, Jr. the American actor was born on the 2nd January 1968.
1972 – Adam Elliot the Australian animator and screenwriter was born on the 2nd January 1972.
1983 – Kate Bosworth the American actress was born on the 2nd January 1983.
1983 – Dick Emery the English comedian and actor died on the 2nd January 1983 (born 1915).
1999 – A brutal snowstorm smashed into the Midwestern United States on the 2nd January 1999, causing 359 mm (14 inches) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 487 mm (19 inches) in Chicago, Illinois, where temperatures plunged to -25 °C (-13 °F); 68 deaths were reported.