What happend on 02.02 in history

2036
Athanasius returns to Alexandria
1998
A Cebu Pacific airlines DC-9-32 crashes into a mountain near Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, killing 104
1996
Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.
1990
Apartheid: In South Africa President F.W. de Klerk allows the African National Congress to legally function again and promises to set Nelson Mandela free.
1989
Soviet war in Afghanistan: The last Soviet Union armored column leaves Kabul, ending nine years of military occupation.
1986
Nurse Anita Cobby is found dead in a paddock in Prospect, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. She had been robbed, raped, and murdered. Five men (Micheal Murphy, Gary Murphy, Les Murphy, Micheal Murdoch, and John Travers) are later sentenced to life imprisonment without parole in June of 1987 for Anita Cobby's murder.
1984
Charles II,and Louis the German sign a treaty.
1982
Hama Massacre: The government of Syria attacks the town of Hama and kills thousands of people.
1980
Founding congress of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey.
1980
Abscam: Reports surface that FBI personnel were targeting members of the U.S. Congress in a sting operation.
1979
Sid Vicious dies of a heroin overdose.
1976
Groundhog Day gale of 1976 hits the north-eastern United States and south-eastern Canada.
1972
The British embassy in Dublin is destroyed in protest over Bloody Sunday
1971
After a coup in Uganda, Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader.
1967
The American Basketball Association is formed.
1962
For the first time in 400 years Neptune and Pluto align.
1952
A tropical storm forms north of Cuba and moves northeast making landfall in Florida. It is the earliest reported formation of a tropical storm on record in the Atlantic basin.
1945
World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill leave to meet with Soviet leader Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference.
1943
World War II: The last Nazi forces surrender to the Soviets after the Battle of Stalingrad.
1940
Frank Sinatra debuts with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra.
1935
The polygraph machine is tested for the first time. Leonard Keeler conducts the experiment in Portage, Wisconsin.
1933
Adolf Hitler dissolves the German Parliament.
1925
Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
1920
France occupies Memel.
1920
Estonia declares its independence from Russia.
1899
The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital (Canberra) between Sydney and Melbourne.
1897
The Pennsylvania state capitol is destroyed by fire.
1887
In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
1882
The Knights of Columbus are formed in New Haven, Connecticut.
1880
The first electric streetlight is installed in Wabash, Indiana.
1878
Greece declares war on Turkey.
1876
The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.
1870
It is revealed that the famed Cardiff Giant was just carved gypsum and not the petrified remains of a human.
1848
California Gold Rush: The first ship with Chinese emigrants seeking fortune in California's gold country arrive in San Francisco.
1848
Mexican-American War: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed ending the war.
1812
Russia establishes a fur trading colony at Fort Ross, along the California coast.
1709
Alexander Selkirk is rescued from shipwreck on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
1653
New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) is incorporated.
1536
Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1509
Battle of Diu takes place near Diu, India, between Portugal and Turkey.
1119
Callixtus II becomes Pope.
1032
Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes King of Burgundy.
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