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This Day in History: February 2

February 2: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1653 - New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
  2. 1848 - California Gold Rush: The first ship with Chinese immigrants arrives in San Francisco, California.
  3. 1887 - In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
  4. 1899 - The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
  5. 2000 - First digital cinema projection in Europe (Paris) realized by Philippe Binant with the DLP CINEMA technology developed by Texas Instruments.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Lodovico Ferrari (Italian mathematician), William Stanley (English inventor and engineer), Solomon R. Guggenheim (American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), James Joyce (Irish author) Ayn Rand (Russian-American author and philosopher)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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