1757 – Robert Clive snatches Calcutta (Kolkata) from Nawab Sirajuddaula.
1899 – After the order of Ramakrishna, the sadhu started living at Belur Math, located in Calcutta (Kolkata).
1941 – Germany’s attack during the Second World War caused huge loss to Lendoff Cathedral, located in Cardiff City of Britain.
1942 – During the Second World War, the Japanese army captured Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
1954 – Bharat Ratna is India’s highest civilian honor, which was established on January 2, 1954 by the then President, Shri Rajendra Prasad.
1954 – Padma Vibhushan Award was established on 2 January 1954. Padma Vibhushan Award is the second highest civil award given by the Government of India, which is given for valuable contribution in the civilian areas for the country.
1973 – Gen. S. F. a. J. The standard shaw was made field martial.
1975 – Railway Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra wounded in a bomb blast in Samastipur, Bihar.
1989 – Ranasindha Premadas becomes President of Sri Lanka
1991 – Thiruvananthapuram airport is built internationally.
1993 – Sri Lanka Civil War – Sri Lankan navy killed 35 to 100 civilians in Jaffna area.
2001 – ‘Falwa’ declares illegal in Bangladesh.
2002 – In the 12 days in Argentina, the fifth president appointed, the country declared bankruptcy.
2002 – Meeting of SAARC Foreign Ministers in Kathmandu.
2002 – Ready to submit to Pakistan terrorists.
2008 – Samajwadi Party’s candidate and former Prime Minister Chandrasekhar’s son Neeraj Shekhar has won the bye-election on the Ballia Lok Sabha seat.
2008 – Sanan Hasnain, who lives in San Francisco, was elected the 2002 Miss World Pakistan World.
2008 – Chile’s southern Lima volcano cracks.
2009 – Reserve Bank of India decides to provide a relief package of Rs 20 crore in the market.
2009 – Saurabh Ghoshal of India becomes the first player to get the best ranking of career in squash racking.
2010 – Singaporean flag mover, MV, coming to Kandla port of India, via Somalia pirates from Somalia to Italy via Zenoa. Promeni kidnapped a chemical vessel named Pramony.
2010 – Due to dense fog in Uttar Pradesh, 10 passengers died and 40 were injured in five trains accident.
2016 – Saudi Arabia’s known Shia Maulvi Nimr al Nimr and 46 other associates were hanged on behalf of the government.
The person born on January 2
1950 – Dr. Radhabai – Famous Female Freedom Fighters and Society Reformers.
1950 – Maulana Mazharul Haque – was a freedom fighter.
1977 – Ajit Prasad Jain – freedom fighter and famous national activist.
1987 – Hare Krishna Mehtab – one of the leading leaders of ‘Indian National Congress’ and one of the makers of modern Orissa.
1989 – Safdar Hashmi – Famous Marxist playwright, artist, director and songwriter.
2010 – Rajendra Shah – Gujarati Literature.
2011- Bali Ram Bhagat, famous freedom fighter and former Lok Sabha Speaker.