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Historically, February 2 has been a doozy -- with some fascinating events playing out. Check them out here.

February 2 has seen some fascinating and entertaining events play out over the years.

GI Joe and Frank Sinatra.

GI Joe and Frank Sinatra

Here are some highlights:

  • British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued in 1709 after being marooned on a desert island for five years, inspiring the novel, Robinson Crusoe. 
  • The first movie close-up (of a sneeze) is shot at Edison studio, New Jersey, in 1893.
  • In 1870, author Mark Twain gets married.
  • Sid Vicious died on this day in 1979.
  • It was 2:22:22 on 2/2/22 (1922).
  • In 1926, three men reportedly dance the Charleston for 22 hours straight.
  • Frank Sinatra makes his singing debut in Indianapolis in 1940.
  • Buddy Holly makes his final performance in 1959.
  • In 1962, eight of the nine planets in the solar system align for the first time in 400 years.
  • Popular children's toy GI Joe debuts in 1964.
  • Barbra Streisand hits No.1 for the first time with The Way We Were, in 1974.
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