In 1926 Julio Sosa was born.
World Wetlands Day. World Wetlands Day has been celebrated on February 2 since 1997, in commemoration of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands in Ramsar, Iran, on February 2, 1971. This convention is the first treaty on the planet related to the conservation and wise use of wetlands.
In 1536 the first foundation of Buenos Aires took place. Although it was not technically a foundation, “Buenos Aires” was called that for the first time since February 2, 1536, when Pedro de Mendoza and more than 1,500 crew members landed on the banks of the Río de la Plata.
In 1878 the first Friulian immigrants arrived in Resistencia. The Resistencia colony was settled in what was originally the reduction of the original Abiponese town of San Fernando del Río Negro, which existed in the area between 1750 and 1767. Although it was already traced in 1875, its settlement had begun some time ago, after Colonel Ávalos settled in 1869 along with a number of Italian immigrants, adding others later. The foundation was carried out on January 27, 1878, the date on which the initial measurement was approved (carried out by Arturo Seelstrang and Enrique Foster) and it was officially created. The date of February 2 is celebrated as the date of arrival of the first Friulian immigrants, however, historical studies agree that it was the same day that the colony was created. These immigrants, who strengthened the population that was already there, increased the progress with those who arrived after 1879. They were the pillar on which a good part of the province and the city were built.
William Rawson died in 1890. He was an Argentine doctor, hygienist and politician, who served as Minister of the Interior during the presidency of Bartolomé Mitre, between 1862 and 1868. In addition, he promoted the creation of the Argentine Red Cross, together with Toribio Ayerza, in June 1880. Son of an American doctor, Rawson did his primary studies in his hometown. He moved to Buenos Aires to complete his secondary studies and later obtained a doctorate in medicine. He returned to San Juan and opposed Governor Nazario Benavídez, who ordered his arrest in 1853. After being released, he was elected deputy to the National Congress, which took place in Paraná; there he opposed Justo José de Urquiza.
In 1907 Dimitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev died. He was a Russian chemist, known for discovering the underlying pattern in what is now known as the periodic table of the elements. Based on the spectral analysis established by the Germans Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff, he dealt with chemical-physical problems related to the emission spectrum of the elements. He made the determinations of specific volumes and analyzed the liquefaction conditions of the gases, as well as the origin of the oils. His main research was the one that gave rise to the enunciation of the periodic law of the elements, the basis of the periodic system that bears his name. He was influenced by the 1858 article “Sunto di un corso di Filosofia Chimica” by Stanislao Cannizzaro. In 1869 he published his book Principles of Chemistry, in which he developed the theory of the periodic table.
In 1926 Julio Sosa was born. Julio María Sosa Venturini, better known as Julio Sosa and nicknamed “El Varon del Tango”, was a Uruguayan tango singer who achieved fame in Buenos Aires and Uruguay in the 1950s and 1960s, being one of the greatest icons of tango. the history of the genre. His professional beginnings were as a vocalist in the Carlos Gilardoni orchestra in the city of La Paz. He then moved to Montevideo to sing with those of Hugo Di Carlo, Epifanio Chaín, Edelmiro D’Amario and Luis Caruso. With the latter, he came to record, where he left five performances for the Sondor label in 1948. He went to Buenos Aires in June 1949. He came to triumph in the Río de la Plata, being considered one of the most important tango singers of the second half of the 20th century. During his 15-year career in Argentina, Sosa was the singer of three orchestras. At the beginning of 1960, determined to face the solo stage, he summons the bandoneon player Leopoldo Federico as an instrumental framework for his interpretations. With Federico’s orchestra he begins a series of outstanding recordings, confirming his great success and acceptance by the public. Versions of the tangos Nothing, What is missing for me, On this gray afternoon and his recitation of La cumparsita on verses by the poet Celedonio Flores (recorded twice: 1961 and 1964) are some of the great events of this period. He remained with Leopoldo Federico’s orchestra until his death. On the way to Villa del Parque, at the wheel of a red DKW Fissore, he crashed at considerable speed against a traffic light on November 26, 1964. He was operated on twice in the afternoon but died at night. His wife, Susana Merighi, affirmed some time later that her husband’s car had been hit by another vehicle before colliding with the traffic light, said statement was based on a mechanical expert opinion and gave rise to a new summary titled “Wrongful Death”.
In 1947 Farrah Fawcett was born. She was an American actress and model. With multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations, Fawcett rose to international fame when she starred in the first season of the television series Charlie’s Angels.
In 1970 Bertrand Russell died. He was a British philosopher, mathematician, logician and writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Third Earl of Russell, he was one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom, son of the Viscount of Amberley, John Russell, and godson of the utilitarian philosopher John Stuart Mill, whose writings had a great influence on his life. He was a prominent anti-war social activist and champion of anti-imperialism. Throughout his life, he considered himself a liberal and a socialist, although he also sometimes suggested that his skepticism had led him to feel that he had “never been either of these things, in a deep sense”. He went to prison for his pacifism during World War I. Later, he concluded that World War II against Hitler was a necessary lesser evil and also criticized Stalinist totalitarianism, condemned the United States’ participation in the war of Vietnam and was an outspoken advocate of nuclear disarmament.
In 1999 Hugo Chávez assumed the presidency of Venezuela. He was a Venezuelan politician and military man, president of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. He was also the leader of the Fifth Republic Movement from its foundation in 1997 until 2007, when it merged with other parties to create the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). ), which he led until 2012. He founded the underground Bolivarian Revolutionary Movement 200 (MBR-200) in the early 1980s. Hugo Chávez led the MBR-200 in a failed coup against the Democratic Action government of President Carlos Andrés Pérez in 1992, a coup for which he was imprisoned. He is released from prison in 1994 due to a dismissal of President Rafael Caldera. He founded the Movimiento Quinta República party and was elected president of Venezuela in the 1998 elections, taking office in 1999. He was re-elected in the 2000 elections, and shortly after faced a failed coup against him in 2002. After approving a new constitution in 1999, he focused his policies on implementing a series of social reforms as part of the so-called “Bolivarian Revolution.”
In 2018 after 46 years the Prode came to an end. It was a widely spread betting game in Argentina, created by the National Lottery in 1972 to raise money to promote sports activity in the country. In 2018 the raffles stopped taking place.
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Ephemeris of February 2 in Argentina and the world