2nd day events in history

January 2, 366 The Alemanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire
September 2, 421 Galla Placidia, wife of the Emperor Constantius III, becomes a widow for the second time when he dies suddenly of an illness
July 2, 437 Emperor Valentinian III, begins his reign over the Western Roman Empire. His mother Galla Placidia ends her regency, but continues to exercise political influence at the court in Rome
June 2, 455 Sack of Rome: Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks
August 2, 461 Majorian is arrested near Tortona (Northern Italy) and deposed by the Suebian general Ricimer as puppet emperor
February 2, 506 Alaric II, eighth king of the Visigoths promulgates the Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum or Lex Romana Visigothorum), a collection of "Roman law"
January 2, 533 Mercurius becomes Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy
March 2, 537 Siege of Rome: The Ostrogoth army under king Vitiges began the siege of the capital. Belisarius conducts a delaying action outside the Flaminian Gate; he and a detachment of his bucellarii are almost cut off
November 2, 619 A qaghan of the Western Turkic Khaganate is assassinated in a Chinese palace by Eastern Turkic rivals after the approval of Tang emperor Gaozu
July 2, 626 Li Shimin, the future Emperor Taizong of Tang, ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Xuanwu Gate Incident
July 2, 706 In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang inters the bodies of relatives in the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang outside Chang'an
October 2, 829 Theophilos (813–842), succeeds his father as Byzantine Emperor
February 2, 865 The Battle of the Morcuera took place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista. The battle took place at Hoz de la Morcuera near Miranda de Ebro. The battle pitted the Christian forces of Castile and Asturias under Rodrigo of Castile against the forces of the Emirate of Córdoba under Muhammad I of Córdoba resulting in a decisive Cordoban victory
February 2, 962 Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years
July 2, 963 The imperial army proclaims Nicephorus Phocas Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea
March 2, 986 Louis V becomes King of the Franks
June 2, 1010 The Battle of Aqbat al-Bakr took place in the context of the Fitna of al-Andalus resulting in a defeat for the Caliphate of Cordoba
February 2, 1032 Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes King of Burgundy
June 2, 1098 First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city. The second siege would later start on June 7
March 2, 1121 Dirk VI becomes the Count of Holland
March 2, 1127 Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders
February 2, 1141 The Battle of Lincoln, at which King Stephen was defeated and captured by the allies of Empress Matilda, presenting her with the unfulfilled opportunity to become the first queen of medieval England
October 2, 1187 Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule
September 2, 1192 The Treaty of Jaffa is signed between Richard I of England and Saladin, leading to the end of the Third Crusade
May 2, 1194 King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter
February 2, 1207 Terra Mariana, comprising present-day Estonia and Latvia, is established
May 2, 1230 William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great
October 2, 1263 The battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots
July 2, 1298 The Battle of Göllheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg
May 2, 1335 Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia
August 2, 1343 Olivier de Clisson is found guilty of treason and beheaded at Les Halles in Paris. As a result, his wife, Jeanne de Clisson, sold their holding, bought a fleet of ships, and took to the sea as a pirate to seek revenge against the French King and nobility
August 2, 1377 Russian troops are defeated in the Battle on Pyana River
December 2, 1409 The University of Leipzig opens
November 2, 1410 The Peace of Bicêtre suspends hostilities in the Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War
March 2, 1444 Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë
March 2, 1458 George of Poděbrady is chosen as the King of Bohemia
February 2, 1461 Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Mortimer's Cross is fought in Herefordshire, England
October 2, 1470 A rebellion organised by Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands, restoring Henry VI to the throne
March 2, 1476 Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchâtel
March 2, 1484 The College of Arms is formally incorporated by Royal Charter signed by King Richard III of England
January 2, 1492 Reconquista: the Emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders
July 2, 1494 The Treaty of Tordesillas is ratified by Spain
March 2, 1498 Vasco da Gama's fleet visits the Island of Mozambique
July 2, 1504 Bogdan III the One-Eyed becomes Voivode of Moldavia
April 2, 1513 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida
October 2, 1535 Jacques Cartier discovers the area where Montreal is now located
February 2, 1536 Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 2, 1536 Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft
February 2, 1542 Portuguese forces under Cristovão da Gama capture a Muslim-occupied hill fort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente
October 2, 1552 Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible