2nd of FEBRUARY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

interesting  EVENTS on the 2nd of FEBRUARY

  • 1536 ~ Buenos Aires was founded…
  • 1848 ~ The Mexican – American War Treaty signed…
  • 1887 ~ The 1st Groundhog Day…
  • 1901 ~ Funeral of Queen Victoria…
  • 1913 ~ Grand Central Terminal opened in New York City.
  • 1922 ~ Ulysses by James Joyce published…
  • 2000 ~ First digital cinema projection in Europe…
  • 2004 ~ Roger Federer became No. 1 singles tennis player…

…see the main History Timeline below for more details, including videos, images, maps, links & many more interesting events

Today in History for February 2nd (Associated Press video)

The 2nd of FEBRUARY HiSTORY TiMELiNE

1536 ~ Buenos Aires in Argentina was founded by Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza.

1653 ~ New Amsterdam was incorporated, later renamed The City of New York.

1709 ~ Alexander Selkirk was rescued a desert island where he was shipwrecked, which inspired the Robinson Crusoe  book by Daniel Defoe.

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.

1899 ~ The Australian Premiers’ Conference in Melbourne decided to locate Australia’s capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.

1901 ~ Funeral of Queen Victoria.

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

1922 ~ Ulysses by James Joyce was published.

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

2000 ~ First digital cinema projection in Europe realized by Philippe Binant, in Paris, with the DLP CINEMA technology developed by Texas Instruments.

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.