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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Feb 2, 1895

    Frederick Douglass

    Death

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Feb 2, 1895

    On February 20, 1895, Douglass attended a meeting of the National Council of Women in Washington, D.C. During that meeting, he was brought to the platform and received a standing ovation. Shortly after he returned home, Douglass died of a massive heart attack. He was 77. Douglass' coffin was transported back to Rochester, New York, where he had lived for 25 years, longer than anywhere else in his life. He was buried next to Anna in the Douglass family plot of Mount Hope Cemetery, and Helen joined them in 1903.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 2, 1925

    Anna May Wong

    Forty Winks

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 2, 1925

    Wong was singled out for critical praise in a manipulative Oriental vamp role in the film Forty Winks.




  • Girona, Spain
    Wednesday Feb 2, 1938

    Spanish Civil War

    Girona fell

    Girona, Spain
    Wednesday Feb 2, 1938

    Girona fell on 2 February.




  • Narva, Estonia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 1944

    World War II

    Battle of Narva

    Narva, Estonia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 1944

    The Battle of Narva was a military campaign between the German Army Detachment "Narwa" and the Soviet Leningrad Front fought for possession of the strategically important Narva Isthmus on 2 February – 10 August 1944. As a result of the tough defense of the German forces the Soviet war effort in the Baltic Sea region was hampered for seven and a half months.




  • Poland and Eastern Germany
    Friday Feb 2, 1945

    World War II

    Vistula–Oder Offensive ended

    Poland and Eastern Germany
    Friday Feb 2, 1945

    The Vistula–Oder Offensive was a Red Army operation on the Eastern Front in January 1945. The army made a major advance into German-held territory, capturing Kraków, Warsaw and Poznań. The offensive lasted from 12 January till 2 February 1945. As result, most of Poland occupied by the Soviet Union.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 2, 1946

    Lucky Luciano

    To Ellis Island in New York Harbor for deportation proceedings

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 2, 1946

    On February 2, 1946, two federal immigration agents transported Luciano from Sing Sing prison to Ellis Island in New York Harbor for deportation proceedings.




  • Barranquilla, Colombia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 1977

    Shakira

    Born

    Barranquilla, Colombia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 1977

    Born on 2 February 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 2, 1989

    Steven Spielberg

    1st Divorce

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 2, 1989

    After three and a half years of marriage, however, many of the same competing stresses of their careers caused them to divorce in 1989. They agreed to maintain homes near each other as to facilitate the shared custody and parenting of their son. Their divorce was recorded as the third most costly celebrity divorce in history.


  • Caracas, Venezuela
    Tuesday Feb 2, 1999

    Hugo Chávez

    Presidency

    Caracas, Venezuela
    Tuesday Feb 2, 1999

    At the start of the election run-up, front runner Irene Sáez was backed by one of Venezuela's two primary political parties, Copei. But Chávez's promises of widespread social and economic reforms won the trust and favor of the primarily poor and working class. By May 1998, Chávez's support had risen to 30% in polls, and by August he was registering 39%. The Voter turnout was 63%, and Chávez won the election with 56% of the vote. Academic analysis of the election showed that Chávez's support had come primarily from the country's poor and "disenchanted middle class", whose standard of living had decreased rapidly over the previous decade, while much of the middle and upper class vote went to Römer. And Chávez's presidential inauguration took place 2 February 1999.


  • Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 2000

    Second Chechen War

    Russian army seized the city

    Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 2000

    The Russian assault on Grozny began in early December, accompanied by a struggle for neighboring settlements. The battle ended when the Russian army seized the city on 2 February 2000.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 2005

    Second Chechen War

    Chechen separatist president issued a call for a ceasefire

    Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 2005

    On 2 February 2005, Chechen separatist president Aslan Maskhadov issued a call for a ceasefire lasting until at least 22 February (the day preceding the anniversary of Stalin's deportation of the Chechen population). The call was issued through a separatist website and addressed to President Putin, described as a gesture of goodwill.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Feb 2, 2006

    Second Chechen War

    Sadulayev made large-scale changes in his government, ordering all its members to move into Chechen territory

    Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Feb 2, 2006

    On 2 February 2006, Sadulayev made large-scale changes in his government, ordering all its members to move into Chechen territory. Among other things, he removed First Vice-Premier Akhmed Zakayev from his post (although later Zakayev was appointed a Foreign Minister). Sadulayev was killed in June 2006, after which he was succeeded as the separatist leader by the veteran terrorist commander Doku Umarov.


  • Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 2, 2009

    Kobe Bryant

    Madison Square Garden record

    Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 2, 2009

    In a game against the Knicks on February 2, 2009, Bryant scored 61 points, setting a record for the most points scored at Madison Square Garden.


  • Erath County, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 2, 2013

    American Sniper: Christopher Scott Kyle

    Death

    Erath County, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 2, 2013

    On February 2, 2013, Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, 35, were shot and killed by Eddie Ray Routh at the Rough Creek Ranch-Lodge-Resort shooting range in Erath County, Texas. Both Kyle and Littlefield were armed with .45-caliber 1911-style pistols when they were killed, but neither gun had been unholstered or fired, and the safety catches were still on. Kyle was killed with a .45-caliber pistol, while Littlefield was shot with a 9mm SIG Sauer pistol. Both guns belonged to Kyle.


  • Florence, Italy
    Monday Feb 2, 2015

    Mohamed Salah

    To Fiorentina

    Florence, Italy
    Monday Feb 2, 2015

    On transfer deadline, 2 February 2015, Chelsea confirmed that Salah would play for the Italian club Fiorentina on an 18-month loan until the end of the 2015–16 season, as part of a transfer deal which saw Juan Cuadrado moving in the opposite direction, Salah chose the number 74 shirt in honor of the victims of the Port Said Stadium riot. Six days after signing, he made his Fiorentina debut coming off the bench in the 65th minute as a replacement for Joaquín in a 3–2 Serie A victory against Atalanta at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.


  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand
    Friday Feb 2, 2018

    Jacinda Ardern

    Waitangi Day

    Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand
    Friday Feb 2, 2018

    On 2 February 2018, Ardern travelled to Waitangi for the annual Waitangi Day commemoration; she stayed in Waitangi for five days, an unprecedented length.Ardern became the first female prime minister to speak from the top marae. Her visit was largely well-received by Māori leaders, with commentators noting a sharp contrast with the acrimonious responses received by several of her predecessors.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Sunday Feb 2, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    WHO declared "massive infodemic"

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Sunday Feb 2, 2020

    On 2 February, the WHO declared there was a "massive infodemic" accompanying the outbreak and response, citing an over-abundance of reported information, accurate and false, about the virus that "makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it." The WHO stated that the high demand for timely and trustworthy information has incentivized the creation of a direct WHO 24/7 myth-busting hotline where its communication and social media teams have been monitoring and responding to misinformation through its website and social media pages.


  • Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
    Sunday Feb 2, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Wenzhou implement partial lock-down

    Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
    Sunday Feb 2, 2020

    On 2 February 2020, the city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province also implemented a partial lockdown, closing 46 of the 54 highway checkpoints.


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