Today is the 2nd day of the year, with only 363 days remaining until the new year.
1788 - Georgia becomes the fourth sate to ratify the United States Constitution.
1935 - Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh.
1942 - The FBI convicts 33 members of a German spy ring by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history.
1974 - President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum speed limit to 55 mph in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.
2004 - Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting smaples that are returned to Earth.