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January 2nd is a day usually distinguished by personal promises for the new year and exhaustion from the preceding holiday festivities. Some of the important celebrations on this day include World Introvert Day, Swiss Cheese Day, National Science Fiction Day, and National Buffet Day.

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Interesting Facts of January 2nd

  1. 1. January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 363 days remaining until the end of the year, or 364 in leap years.
  2. 2. The USSR launched Luna 1 on January 2, 1959 , the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon, and the first to be placed in heliocentric orbit.
  3. 3. John Hay announced the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China on this day in 1900.
  4. 4. January 2, 1962, saw the first live satellite TV program relaying across the Atlantic, from the U.S. to France.