All Events

Historical Events on February 2

  • Wars of the Roses


    Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Mortimer's Cross is fought in Herefordshire, England.

  • Mexican-American War


    Mexican-American War: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed.

  • Melbourne


    The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.

  • Queen Victoria


    Funeral of Queen Victoria.

  • Grand Central Terminal


    Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.

  • World War II


    World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to an end when Soviet troops accept the surrender of the last German troops in the city.

  • Soviet war in Afghanistan


    Soviet war in Afghanistan: The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul.

  • Apartheid


    Apartheid: F. W. de Klerk announces the unbanning of the African National Congress and promises to release Nelson Mandela.

  • Tennis


    Swiss tennis player Roger Federer becomes the No. 1 ranked men's singles player, a position he will hold for a record 237 weeks.

All Births

Famous Birthdays on February 2

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Famous Deaths on February 2