January 2 in Pop Culture History

02January 2 in Pop Culture History

1788 – Georgia became the 4th state to ratify U.S. constitution.

1818 – The British Institution of Civil Engineers was founded.

1839 – First known picture of the moon was taken by Louis Daguerre.

1834 – Pennsylvania opened its state liquor stores.

1870 – Construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge to cross the East River, in New York City.

1938 – Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded.

1947 – Mahatma Gandhi’s march for peace in East-Bengali.

1954 – #1 Hit January 2, 1954 – February 26, 1954: Eddie FisherOh! My Pa-pa (O Mein Papa)

1959 – U.S.S.R. launched Mechta, Luna 1, for first lunar fly-by and first solar orbit.

1960 – Physicist John Reynolds set the age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years (so in 2018, it became 4,950,000,058 years old).

1970 – Official US population is 203,302,031 people.

1974 – 55 MPH speed limit was imposed by the Richard Nixon administration.

2008 – Oil reached $100 per barrel for the first time.

2010 – #1 Hit January 2, 2010 – March 5, 2010: KeshaTik Tok

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