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The Alemanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire. (2. January 366)

Mercurius becomes Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy. (2. January 533)

Reconquista: the Emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders. (2. January 1492)

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. (2. January 1777)

Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution. (2. January 1788)

Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War. (2. January 1791)

The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded. (2. January 1818)

Reassertion of British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. (2. January 1833)

The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France. (2. January 1860)

Uruguayan War: The Siege of Paysandú ends as Brazilian and Coloradans capture Paysandú, Uruguay. (2. January 1865)

Amadeus I becomes King of Spain. (2. January 1871)

American Statesman and diplomat John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China. (2. January 1900)

Russo-Japanese War: The Russian garrison surrenders at Port Arthur, China. (2. January 1905)

A gun battle in the East End of London left two dead and sparked a political row over the involvement of then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill. (2. January 1911)

The second Palmer Raid takes place with another 6,000 suspected communists and anarchists arrested and held without trial. These raids take place in several U.S. cities. (2. January 1920)

Angered by the anti-clerical provisions of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, Catholic rebels in Mexico rebelled against the government. (2. January 1927)

Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh. (2. January 1935)

World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. (2. January 1941)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicts 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring. (2. January 1942)

World War II: Manila, Philippines is captured by Japanese forces. (2. January 1942)

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