January 2nd, This Day In History

January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 363 days remaining until the end of the year (This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).

+ 1777 – American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey.

+ 1959 – Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union.

+ 1967 – Ronald Reagan is sworn in as Governor of California.

+ 1974 – United States President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.

( Births )

+ 1909 – Barry Goldwater, American general and politician (d. 1998)

+ 1936 – Roger Miller, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (d. 1992)

+ 1940 – Jim Bakker, American televangelist

+ 1968 – Cuba Gooding, Jr., American actor and producer

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