2nd January

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2006 Methane explosion traps miners An methane explosion at the Sago Mine in West Virginia traps 13 miners for more than 40 hours, only one miner survives.
1996 Peacekeeping troops arrive in Bosnia American combat troops arrive in Northern Bosnia as part of the peace keeping force
1993 Bosnia peace talks Leaders of the warring factions in Bosnia meet to discuss a proposed peace plan aimed at ending the months of fighting in Bosnia
1991 First female black mayor of large city Sharon Pratt Dixon is sworn in as mayor of Washington, D.C., becoming the first black woman to head a city of Washington's size and prominence.
1980 Strike - Steel workers strike The first UK national steel strike since 1926 begins
1976 Hurricane - 22 killed Hurricane force winds of up to 105 mph hit the UK leaving 22 dead
1971 Football - Sixty six die in football disaster Sixty six football supporters are killed following a clash between Glasgow Celtic and Glasgow Rangers at the Ibrox Park Stadium in Glasgow
1970 4,000 die this week from Flu 4,000 are known to have died this week as a result of Asian flu
1969 Rupert Murdoch acquires the News of the World Australian Rupert Murdoch acquires the UK News of the World newspaper group
1968 Transplant - 2nd Heart Transplant Dr Christian Barnard performed the second heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa
1967 US Presidents Ronald Reagan is sworn in as Governor of California
1960 John F Kennedy seeks Democratic nomination John F Kennedy announces his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
1935 Charles Lindbergh's sons' kidnapper goes on trial Bruno Hauptman goes on trial in Flemington, N.J., on charges of kidnapping and murdering the infant son of Charles Lindbergh.
1920 Isaac Asimov born Isaac Asimov, the popular science fiction writer, is born
1906 Motor Racing- Darraq The new Darraq racing car achieves speeds of 108 mph in France
1788 Georgia becomes 4th US state Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the US Constitution.
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On This Day - 2nd January