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2 February: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?


2 February: 2nd February is remembered as a day that made a lot of difference in the lives of countless people. Would you like to know what special day is today?

Well, read on to find out what all happened on this day in history on 2nd February!

2 February: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 2 February

    • In 1990, South African President De Klerk lifted the ban on African National Congress (ANC), which was the leading anti-apartheid group at the time. This ban was lifted after being active for 30 long years.
    • In 1916, German Zeppelins bombed the West Midlands with over 400 bombs in the North Sea.
    • In 1923, General Motors Company started selling a blend of gasoline and tetraethyl lead.

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Birth Anniversaries (2 February)

    • Russian-born American writer and philosopher, Ayn Rand was born in 1905.
    • Irish novelist and one of the most influential and innovative writers of the 20th century, James Joyce was born in Ireland in 1882.
    • The world-famous novelist, journalist, politician, and lawyer Khushwant Singh was born in 1915.
    • The former President of the French Republic, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, was born in Germany in 1926.

Death Anniversaries (2 February)

    • The British philosopher and the Nobel Prize winner in Literature Bertrand Russell died in 1970.
    • American singer Paul Baloff died on this day in 2002.
    • American mystery writer Dorothy Gilman died of Alzheimer’s disease in 2012.
    • American Sniper Chris Kyle was shot dead at 38 on this day in 2013.
    • American Comedian Bob Elliott died at 92 on this day in 2016.

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What Special Day is Today: 2 February

    • National Heavenly Hash Day is celebrated in the US.
    • National Tater Tot Day is celebrated in the US.
    • National Groundhog Day is celebrated in Canada and the United States of America.
    • Constitution Day is observed in the Philippines.


Many significant events, births, and deaths took place on this day in history on 2nd February.

Now that you have learned these events, you will know the answer to what special day is today.

Want to share some other events with us that took place on this day? Write to us in the comments down below!



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