January 2 ⇒Back
January 2 ⇒Back
February 21, 1613 - ★Mikhail I is elected unanimously as Tsar by a national assembly.
(Julian calendar) February 11, 1613
The Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia begins on this day.
January 30, 1835 - ★The first assassination attempt against a President of the United States.
Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.
February 16, 1942 - ◆(birth) Kim Jong-il, North Korean leader.
Soviet records show that Kim Jong-il was born in 1941. However, Kim Jong-il's official biography states that he was born in a secret military camp on Baekdu Mountain in Japanese Korea on 16 February 1942.
February 16, 1942 - ◆Memorial postage stamps about the fall of Singapore are issued.
Amid scenes of unbelievable jubilation the Japanese government announces that it will officially celebrate the fall of Singapore with a national victory day in two days' time. In Singapore the triumphant 25th Army troops are to stage a Banzai victory march through the city (the next day of the fall of Singapore on February 15).
February 9, 1959 - ★(birth) Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon.
The day is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Japanese Navy Admiral Yoshimatsu Shigetaro and Japnese Army General Yoshimatsu Shigetaro (February 9, 1859).
January 29, 1960 - ★The Arabian Oil Company discovers the Kafji oil field. (timeline)
The oil field is located off the shore of Khafji, a town on the border between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
The Arabian Oil Company is a Japan's national policy concern. This is Japan's first oilfield development after World War II.
The day is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Russian writer Anton Chekhov (January 29, 1860).