Today in history, January 2: On January 2, 1947, Mahatma Gandhi begins a march for peace in East Bengal, India.
1818, British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded
1839, 1st photo of the Moon (French photographer Louis Daguerre)
1879, 1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG
1913, National Woman’s Party forms
1913, Mahatma Gandhi leaves the Tolstoy Farm in Transvaal, South Africa
1947, Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengal
1965, Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
1979, Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)
1986, NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
2016, Saudi Arabia executes 47 alleged terrorists, including Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr
2019, Two women become the first to ever enter India’s Sabarimala shrine in Kerala State, after law change, prompting protests.
January 2 famous birthdays in India – Famous people that have birthdays on this day in history
1893 – Gippy Grewal, Indian actor, singer, film director and producer whose works span over Punjabi and Hindi film industry.
1937 – Chandrashekhara Kambara, Indian poet, folklorist, film director in Kannada films.
1953 – Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and a member of the 17th Lok Sabha.
1959 – Rajinder Gupta, Indian businessman.
1964 – Shanthi Krishna, Indian actress and dancer known for her leading roles in Malayalam and Tamil films.
1972 – Karamjit Anmol, Indian actor, comedian, singer and film producer active in the Punjabi entertainment industry.
1897 – Ramdas Mohandas Gandhi was the third son of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
1912 – Puran Chandra Gupta was an Indian journalist who founded the Dainik Jagran media group and it Hindi-language publication Dainik Jagran.
1932 – Harchand Singh Longowal was the President of the Akali Dal during the Punjab insurgency of the 1980s.
1960 – Raman Lamba was an Indian cricketer.
Today in history India, January 2 – Famous people that have death anniversaries on this day
1987-Harekrushna Mahatab was a leader of the Indian National Congress.
1989-Safdar Hashmi was a communist playwright and director.
2006-Philomina was a Malayalam film actress.