History – 2 January 2019

  • 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.
  • 2014 – Annamar Sudama, Rajasthani-language litterateur .
  • 2018 – Anwar Jalalpuri – Famous poet of Urdu honored with ‘Yash Bharti’