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 This day in History - January 2
376 Historic Events for January 2
1935

Bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby

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1936

1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo

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1936

Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours

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1936

Roger Miller, Ft Worth Tx, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me)

Birth
1937

Marianne McDonald, classicist/philanthropist

Birth
1937

Ross Alexander, actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29

Death
1938

John Considine, actor (Reginald Love-Another World)

Birth
1938

Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded

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1939

Bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century

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1939

Jim Bakker, televangelist (PTL Club)/rapist (Jessica Hahn)

Birth
1941

Mischa Levitzki, composer, dies at 42

Death
1942

Japanese troops occupy Manila Philippines

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1942

28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace

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1942

German troops in Bardia surrender

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1944

1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)

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1944

Peter Eotvos, composer

Birth
1945

George Bush (pres 1989) and Barbara Pierce wed [or January 6]

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1945

Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955

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1945

Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion

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1945

Allied air raid on Neurenberg

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1945

Betram Home Ramsay, Engl adm/Cmdr Naval Forces (Normandy), dies at 61

Death
1946

Joe Darling, cricketer (Aussie captain 21 Tests, won 7 lost 4), dies

Death
1947

Aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80)

Birth
1947

Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1947

Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali

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