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 This day in History - January 2
376 Historic Events for January 2
1885

Johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes)

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1885

Gen Wolseley receives last distress signal of Gen Gordon in Khartoum

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1886

Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet (In New-York)

Birth
1889

Walter Baldwin, Ohio, actor (Gay Amigo)

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1889

Tito Schipa, Italy, tenor/composer (La Rondine)

Birth
1890

Record 19'2" alligator shot in Louisiana by E A McIlhenny

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1890

Alice Sanger becomes 1st female White House staffer

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1892

Lura Anson, Nebraska, entertainer

Birth
1892

George B Airy, English astronomer/writer, dies at 90

Death
1893

World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago [or 0501]

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1893

1st US commemoratives and 1st US stamp to picture a woman issued

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1894

Robert Nathan, NYC, poet, novelist (Portrait of Jennie)

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1895

Count Folke Bernadotte, Sweden, statesman (Red Cross, UN)

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1896

Battle at Doornkop, South Africa (Boers beat Dr Jamesons troops)

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1896

Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer

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1896

Dziga Vertiv, [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)

Birth
1899

Alexander Tcherepnin, St Petersburg Russia, composer

Birth
1899

Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgium, premier/sec-gen of NATO (1957-61)

Birth
1900

Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise," premieres in Paris

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1900

E Verlinger begins manufacturing 7" single-sided records (Montreal)

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1901

Rex O'Malley, London England, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight)

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1901

Robert Marshall, founder (Wilderness Society)

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1901

Torsten Ralf, Swedish tenor (Daphne)

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1903

Pres T Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola Miss, for refusing to accept its appointed postmistress because she was black

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1903

Anton van Duinkerken, [Willem JMA Asselbergs], literary

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