February 2 Holidays

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Famous Birthdays Today

<div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/gerard-pique" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/2784c6a3-2424-4526-0915-dff6d175dd00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Gerard Piqué" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Soccer Player</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/gerard-pique" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Gerard Piqué</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/ina-garten" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/6bbe2e3a-5f2d-49a1-6828-48a1c1fd3c00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Ina Garten" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Chef</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/ina-garten" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Ina Garten</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/shakira" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/51d20322-a468-4214-20ce-3bc06359d900/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Shakira" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Pop Singer</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/shakira" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Shakira</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/christie-brinkley" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/31fd0f90-093c-4560-8f00-ece29522ed00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Christie Brinkley" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Model</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/christie-brinkley" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Christie Brinkley</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/lauren-bushnell-lane" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/c882a7e8-6737-4e85-5162-365b3599c500/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Lauren Bushnell Lane" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Reality Star</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/lauren-bushnell-lane" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Lauren Bushnell Lane</h3></a></div></div></div></div>

This Day in History

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>962</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Coronation of Otto I</div><div class='timeline-text'>On this day, Pope John XII crowned Otto I as the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years, a title that commanded respect across Europe.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1141</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Battle of Lincoln</div><div class='timeline-text'>The allies of Empress Matilda defeated and captured Stephen, King of England, altering the course of English history.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1536</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Foundation of Buenos Aires</div><div class='timeline-text'>Spanish explorer Pedro de Mendoza founded Buenos Aires, Argentina, which later became one of South America's most vibrant cities.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1709</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inspiration for Robinson Crusoe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Alexander Selkirk was rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island. His story inspired Daniel Defoe's classic adventure novel, Robinson Crusoe.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1887</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Groundhog Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The tradition of Groundhog Day was observed for the first time in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1913</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Opening of Grand Central Terminal</div><div class='timeline-text'>Grand Central Terminal opened its doors in New York City, setting the benchmark for American public transportation.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1922</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Publication of Ulysses</div><div class='timeline-text'>James Joyce's modernist novel Ulysses was published, forever changing the landscape of literary fiction.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Abscam Operation Exposed</div><div class='timeline-text'>Reports surfaced, revealing the FBI's Abscam operation, a significant moment in highlighting corruption in Congress.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Roger Federer Becomes World No. 1</div><div class='timeline-text'>Roger Federer became the world's top-ranked men's singles player, a position he would hold for a record 237 weeks.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Canada Introduces Civil Marriage Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Government of Canada introduced the Civil Marriage Act, eventually leading to the legalization of same-sex marriage later in the year.</div></div></div>

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