Today in History -2 January

Important Events

366 The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire
1492 Muhammad XII, the last Emir of Granada, surrenders his city to Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabel I of Castile, ending both the Reconquista and centuries of Muslim rule in the Iberian peninsula
1570 Tsar Ivan the Terrible’s march to Novgorod begins
1905 American anarcho-syndicalist union known as the Industrial Workers of the World forms
1942 World War II: the 28 nations at war with Axis powers pledge to make no separate peace deals
1947 Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East Bengal

Jan 2 in Film & TV

1955 1st “Bob Cummings Show” premieres on NBC (later on CBS)

Jan 2 in Music

1843 Richard Wagner’s opera “The Flying Dutchman” premieres in Dresden

Jan 2 in Sport

1982 “The Epic in Miami”, in 85 degree heat (Fahrenheit), the San Diego Chargers defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-38 in overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, a game that set numerous playoff scoring records

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