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February 02: This Day That Year

February 02

- 1536 - Pedro de Mendoza finds Argentine city of Buenos Aires.

- 1653 - New Amsterdam becomes a city (now known as New York City).

- 1892 - William Painter gets patent of bottle cap.

- 1920 - Estonia declares its Independence from Russia.

- 1933 - On his third day as a chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves the German Reichstag (Parliament).

- 1933 - Hermann Goering (political and military leader) bans Communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany.

- 1958 - Syria joined Egypt in United Arab Republic.

- 1962 - 8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years.

- 1967 - Bolivia adopts its constitution.

- 1971 - Idi Amin appointed himself President (dictator) of Uganda.

- 1977 - Birthday: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, Colombian pop singer born in Barranquilla, Colombia.

- 1982 - Syria: Government troops and Muslim fundamentalists battle in Hamah.

- 1987 - Philippines adopts constitution

- 2014 - Protests in Ukraine turn violent after parliament outlaws protest.

- 2019 - Egypt: 40+ mummies from 323-30 BC found at a burial site at Tuna el-Gebel in Cairo.


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