January 2

1492

Muhammad XI, the leader of the last Arab stronghold in Spain, surrendered to King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I.

1788

Georgia was admitted to the Union as the 4th state.

1839

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre took the first photograph of the Moon.

1905

The Russo-Japanese war ended.

1923

The African-American town of Rosewood, Fla., was burned by a white mob.

1935

The Bruno R. Hauptmann trial began for the kidnap and murder of the Lindbergh baby.

1959

The first spacecraft to fly by the Moon and also to orbit the Sun, Mechta (Luna 1) was launched by the USSR.

1994

Rudolph Giuliani is inaugurated as New York City's mayor.

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