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 This day in History - January 2
376 Historic Events for January 2
17

Publius Ovidius Naso, Roman poet, dies

Death
69

Roman Lower Rhine army proclaims its commander, Vitellius, emperor

Event
533

John II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
1235

Emperor Joseph II orders Jews of Galicia Austria to adopt family names

Event
1492

Spain recaptures Granada from the Moors (Granada Day)

Event
1570

Tsar Ivan the Terrible march to Novgorod begins

Event
1585

Spain and Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville

Event
1602

Battle at Kinsale, Ireland: English army beats Spanish

Event
1602

Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English at Kinsdale

Event
1642

Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey)

Birth
1647

Nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676)

Birth
1678

Staatsoper Hamburg opens with Theiles "Adam und Eva"

Event
1699

Osman III, sultan (Turkey)

Birth
1726

Domenico Zipoli, composer, dies at 37

Death
1727

James Wolfe, commanded British Army (captured Qu‚bec)

Birth
1728

Louis Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium

Birth
1732

Franz Xaver Brixi, composer

Birth
1740

Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63

Death
1752

Philip Freneau, poet of American Revolution (The American Village)

Birth
1757

British troops occupy Calcutta India

Event
1763

John Casteret earl Granville, English premier, dies at 72

Death
1776

1st revolutionary flag displayed

Event
1776

Austria ends interregation torture

Event
1777

Christian D Rauch, German sculptor

Birth
1780

Johann Ludwig Krebs, composer, dies at 66

Death