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Tuesday 2 January 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Ancestry Day (Haiti)
  • Berchtold's Day (Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Alsace)
  • National Creampuff Day (United States)
  • Statehood Day (Georgia, 1788)
  • The first day of Blacks and Whites' Carnival, celebrated until January 7. (southern Colombia)
  • The first day of the Carnival of Riosucio, celebrated until January 8 every 2 years. (Riosucio)
  • The ninth of the Twelve Days of Christmas (Western Christianity)
  • The second day of New Year (a holiday in Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine): - Kaapse Klopse (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • The second day of New Year (a holiday in Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine): - New Year Holiday (Scotland), if it is a Sunday, the day moves to January 3; - Kaapse Klopse (Cape Town, South Africa)

Events

  • 2004 – Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth.
  • 1999 – A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13 °F (-25 °C); 68 deaths are reported.
  • 1981 – One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
  • 1976 – The Gale of January 1976 begins, which results in coastal flooding around the southern North Sea coasts, resulting in at least 82 deaths and US$1.3 billion in damage.
  • 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.
  • 1967 – Ronald Reagan sworn in as Governor of California
  • 1963 – Vietnam War: The Viet Cong wins its first major victory.
  • 1959 – Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union.
  • 1949 – Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico.
  • 1945 – World War II: Nuremberg, Germany is severely bombed by Allied forces.
  • 1942 – 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.
  • 1941 – World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.
  • 1920 – 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.
  • 1900 – American statesman and diplomat John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Stones River (a.k.a. Battle of Murfreesboro) resumes in central Tennessee after a day's respite, resulting in a significant Union victory.
  • 1860 – The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France.
  • 1818 – The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded.
  • 1791 – Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1788 – Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 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.
  • 533 – Mercurius becomes Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy.

Births

  • 1993 – Bryson Tiller, American singer-songwriter
  • 1988 – Mandy Harvey, Deaf Jazz Musician, Singer, Songwriter
  • 1986 – Trombone Shorty, American trumpet player and composer
  • 1983 – Kate Bosworth, American actress
  • 1981 – Kirk Hinrich, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Ryan Garko, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American dancer
  • 1977 – Brian Boucher, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1975 – Dax Shepard, American actor
  • 1975 – Jeff Suppan, American baseball player
  • 1971 – Lisa Harrison, American basketball player
  • 1971 – Renée Elise Goldsberry, American actress
  • 1971 – Taye Diggs, American actor
  • 1970 – Eric Whitacre, American composer and conductor
  • 1969 – Christy Turlington, American model
  • 1969 – Robby Gordon, American race car driver
  • 1968 – Cuba Gooding, Jr., American actor and producer
  • 1967 – Tia Carrere, American actress
  • 1965 – Greg Swindell, American baseball player and coach
  • 1964 – Pernell Whitaker, American boxer
  • 1963 – David Cone, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Edgar Martínez, American baseball player
  • 1961 – Craig James, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1961 – Gabrielle Carteris, American actress
  • 1961 – Robert Wexler, American lawyer and politician
  • 1961 – Todd Haynes, American director and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Lynda Barry, American cartoonist and author
  • 1954 – Henry Bonilla, American broadcaster and politician
  • 1953 – Vincent Racaniello, American virologist, author, and academic
  • 1952 – Wendy Phillips, American actress
  • 1951 – Alexander Pogrebinsky, Ukrainian-American painter and educator
  • 1951 – Jim Essian, American baseball player and coach
  • 1949 – Christopher Durang, American playwright and screenwriter
  • 1949 – Iris Marion Young, American political scientist and academic (d. 2006)
  • 1948 – Joyce Wadler, American journalist and author
  • 1948 – Judith Miller, American journalist and author
  • 1947 – Calvin Hill, American football player
  • 1947 – David Shapiro, American poet, historian, and critic
  • 1947 – Jack Hanna, American zoologist and author
  • 1946 – Sonny Ruberto, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
  • 1943 – Janet Akyüz Mattei, Turkish-American astronomer (d. 2004)
  • 1942 – Dennis Hastert, American educator and politician, 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  • 1942 – Hugh Shelton, American general
  • 1940 – Jim Bakker, American televangelist
  • 1938 – Dana Ulery, American computer scientist
  • 1938 – David Bailey, English photographer and painter
  • 1938 – Lynn Conway, American computer scientist and electrical engineer
  • 1938 – Robert Smithson, American sculptor and photographer (d. 1973)
  • 1936 – Roger Miller, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (d. 1992)
  • 1935 – David McKee, English author and illustrator
  • 1933 – Richard Riley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of Education
  • 1928 – Dan Rostenkowski, American Congressman (d. 2010)
  • 1928 – Robert Goralski, American journalist and author (d. 1988)
  • 1927 – Gino Marchetti, American football player
  • 1925 – William J. Crowe, American admiral and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • 1920 – Isaac Asimov, Russian-American chemist, author, and academic (d. 1992)
  • 1918 – Beatrice Hicks, American engineer (d. 1979)
  • 1916 – Zypora Spaisman, Polish-American midwife and actress and producer of the Yiddish stage (d. 2002)
  • 1914 – Kenny Clarke, American drummer and composer (d. 1985)
  • 1913 – Anna Lee, English-American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1913 – Juanita Jackson Mitchell, American lawyer and activist (d. 1992)
  • 1909 – Barry Goldwater, American general and politician (d. 1998)
  • 1901 – Bob Marshall, American activist, co-founded The Wilderness Society (d. 1939)
  • 1900 – William Haines, American actor and interior designer (d. 1973)
  • 1898 – Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, American economist and lawyer (d. 1989)
  • 1897 – Jim Londos, Greek-American wrestler (d. 1975)
  • 1891 – Giovanni Michelucci, Italian architect and urban planner, designed the Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station (d. 1990)
  • 1890 – Henrik Visnapuu, Estonian-American poet and playwright (d. 1951)
  • 1886 – Florence Lawrence, Canadian-American actress (d. 1938)
  • 1878 – Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai, Indian activist, founded the Nair Service Society (d. 1970)
  • 1870 – Ernst Barlach, German sculptor and playwright (d. 1938)
  • 1870 – Tex Rickard, American boxing promoter and businessman (d. 1929)
  • 1860 – William Corless Mills, American historian and curator (d. 1928)
  • 1857 – M. Carey Thomas, American educator and activist (d. 1935)
  • 1833 – Frederick A. Johnson, American banker and politician (d. 1893)
  • 1777 – Christian Daniel Rauch, German sculptor and educator (d. 1857)
  • 1647 – Nathaniel Bacon, English-American rebel leader (d. 1676)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Albert Brewer, American politician, Governor of Alabama (1968–1971) (b. 1928)
  • 2016 – Frances Cress Welsing, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Tihomir Novakov, Serbian-American physicist and academic (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Bernard Glasser, American director and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Jay Traynor, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2014 – Michael J. Matthews, American lawyer and politician; 34th Mayor of Atlantic City (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Gerda Lerner, Austrian-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Gordon Hirabayashi, American-Canadian sociologist and academic (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – Larry Reinhardt, American guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 2012 – Silvana Gallardo, American actress and producer (b. 1953)
  • 2012 – William P. Carey, American businessman and philanthropist, founded W. P. Carey (b. 1930)
  • 2011 – Anne Francis, American actress (b. 1930)
  • 2008 – Lee S. Dreyfus, American sailor, academic, and politician, 40th Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1926)
  • 2007 – A. Richard Newton, Australian-American engineer and academic (b. 1951)
  • 2007 – David Perkins, American geneticist and academic (b. 1919)
  • 2007 – Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian and author (b. 1941)
  • 2007 – Robert C. Solomon, American philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2006 – Osa Massen, Danish-American actress (b. 1914)
  • 2005 – Frank Kelly Freas, American illustrator and painter (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Maclyn McCarty, American geneticist and physician (b. 1911)
  • 2001 – William P. Rogers, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 55th United States Secretary of State (b. 1913)
  • 2000 – Elmo Zumwalt, American admiral (b. 1920)
  • 1996 – Karl Targownik, Hungarian-American psychiatrist and author (b. 1915)
  • 1995 – Nancy Kelly, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 1994 – Dixy Lee Ray, American biologist and politician; 17th Governor of Washington (b. 1914)
  • 1990 – Alan Hale Jr., American film and television actor (b. 1921)
  • 1986 – Una Merkel, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1977 – Erroll Garner, American pianist and composer (b. 1921)
  • 1974 – Tex Ritter, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1963 – Dick Powell, American actor, singer, and director (b. 1904)
  • 1963 – Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1959 – Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American author (b. 1880)
  • 1953 – Guccio Gucci, Italian businessman and fashion designer, founded Gucci (b. 1881)
  • 1941 – Mischa Levitzki, Russian-American pianist and composer (b. 1898)
  • 1904 – James Longstreet, American general and diplomat (b. 1821)
  • 1849 – Micanopy, American tribal chief (b. 1780)
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