History of 2 January

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  • 1991 – Sharon Pratt Dixon was sworn in as mayor of Washington, DC. She was the first black woman to head a city of that size and prominence.
  • 1996 – AT&T announced that it would eliminate 40,000 jobs over three years.
  • 1998 – Russia began circulating new rubles in effort to keep inflation in check and promote confidence.
  • 2004 – NASA’s Stardust space probe collected samples from the comet Wild 2. The samples returned to Earth on January 15, 2006.
  • 2008 – The price of oil hit $100 per barrell for the first time.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Maxi Rodríguez, Argentinian footballer
  • 1983 – Kate Bosworth, American actress
  • 1987 – Robert Milsom, English footballer
  • 1988 – Damien Tussac, French-German rugby player
  • 1992 – Paulo Gazzaniga, Argentinian footballer
  • 1992 – Korbin Sims, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
  • 1998 – Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Dutch footballer
  • 1999 — Fernando Tatís Jr., American baseball player