please enjoy your travel through time on the 2nd day of February, with interesting events, births and deaths on this day in history

2nd February History Timeline

1536 : Buenos Aires in Argentina was founded by Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza, a conquistador (soldier and explorer).

1653 : New Amsterdam was incorporated, later renamed The City of New York. New Amsterdam was established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island as a 17th century Dutch settlement, to serve as the seat of the colonial government in New Netherland.

New Netherlands ~ NBC News Learn verified YouTube video

1709 : Alexander Selkirk was rescued from a desert island where he was shipwrecked, which inspired the Robinson Crusoe  book by Daniel Defoe. Alexander was marooned for 4 years and 4 months on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific Ocean.

The True Robinson Crusoe : Alexander Selkirk by Forgotten Lives YouTube channel video

1848 : The Mexican – American War Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed.

1876 : The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball was formed.

1887 : Groundhog Day was observed for the first time, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Groundhog Day explained – in 60 seconds ~ The Telegraph verified YouTube video
Groundhog Day movie from 1993 trailer ~ Movieclips Classic Trailers verified YouTube video

1899 : Australia’s capital city location for Canberra was decided at the Australian Premiers’ Conference in Melbourne. The decision was made to build a new capital city between Sydney and Melbourne.

National Capital ~ produced by The National Film Board in 1945 (NFSA Films YouTube video)

1901 : The Funeral of Queen Victoria was held in St George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle, after two days of lying-in-state. She was interred beside Prince Albert in the Royal Mausoleum, Frogmore, at Windsor Great Park. Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years as the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, from 1837 until her death, which was longer than any of her predecessors.

Queen Victoria’s Funeral (1901) | British Pathé verified YouTube video channel

1913 : Grand Central Terminal was opened in New York City.

1922 : Ulysses by James Joyce was published.

1954 : Christie Brinkley the American actress, model, and businesswoman was born in Monroe, Michigan, USA.

Christie Brinkley Had No Idea Who Billy Joel Was the Night She Met Him (2015 video) ~ The Howard Stern Show verified YouTube channel

1954 : Hansi Hinterseer the Austrian singer and former skiing champion was born in Kitzbühel, Austria. Hansi was a member of the Austrian ski team, and won 6 alpine skiing World Cup races in the slalom, giant slalom, and the overall giant slalom contest at the 1973 Alpine Skiing World Cup. He also won a silver medal at the 1974 world championship, and raced in the 1976 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck. Hansi is the son of Ernst Hinterseer, winner of a gold medal in slalom skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics. Since the early 1980s, Hansi has worked as a sports commentator on ski racing live broadcasts. In the 1990’s he started a singing and acting career. See more about Hansi at Tyrol.tl | Hansi Hinterseer official YouTube | Hansi Hinterseer Spotify

Hansi Hinterseer ~ Ski-Twist 2013 music video
Hansi Hinterseer – Komm näher (2010 video) Hansi Hinterseer official artist YouTube channel

1963 : Eva Cassidy the American singer and guitarist was born in Washington, D.C., USA (died from cancer at the age of 33 at her family’s home in Bowie, Maryland, USA). Website : EvaCassidy.org | official YouTube

Eva Cassidy – Over The Rainbow (Eva Cassidy YouTube official artist channel)

1969 : Boris Karloff the English horror film actor died at the age of 81.

1971 : Idi Amin replaced President Milton Obote as the leader of Uganda.

1979 : Sid Vicious the English punk rock singer from the Sex Pistols died.

1996 : Gene Kelly the American actor, singer and dancer died.

2000 : DLP Cinema : the 1st digital cinema projection was demonstrated in Paris, France, by Philippe Binant. DLP Cinema technology was developed by Texas Instruments.

DLP Cinema Intro by Texas Instruments in Full HD 1080p video
How DLP Technology Works ~ Texas Instruments verified YouTube video (2013)

2004 : Roger Federer the Swiss tennis player became the No. 1 ranked men’s singles player in the World, a record position he held for 237 weeks.

Roger Federer’s most unbelievable skill moments ~ Tennis TV verified YouTube video

2021 : Captain Sir Tom Moore the British Army officer centenarian died at the age of 100, from Covid-19 and pneumonia in Bedford, England (born in Keighley, England on the 30th April 1920). Captain Tom was popularly known for his philanthropic achievement in raising over £32.79 million for NHS Charities Together, by his 100th birthday, while walking lengths of his garden.

Captain Sir Tom Moore: ‘National inspiration’ dies with Covid-19 ~ BBC News video


Today in History for February 2nd by Associated Press

Video : The World War 2 Battle of Stalingrad ended, Idi Amin seized power in Uganda, James Joyce the author was born, Gene Kelly the actor-dancer and choreographer died, and Sid Vicious the punk rocker from the Sex Pistols died…

Today in History for February 2nd ~ Associated Press video


We hope you enjoyed your travel through time on the 2nd day of February

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This page was last updated on the 5th February 2021