Look up your birthday in Wikipedia, and pick the following: 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday.
Ok, for February 2, here's what we find:
1653 - New York City is born. I wonder if the first settlers ever thought it would turn out as it has.
1925 - Serum run to Nome. Cool story.
1974 - The F-16 flies. I'm an aviation fan, what can I say?
1990 - The beginning of the end for Apartheid. I still remember the day Nelson Mandela walked out of prison.
1882 - James Joyce.
1905 - Ayn Rand.
1963 - Eva Cassidy. A wonderful voice, especially covering Sting's "Fields of Gold".
672 - Saint Chad. It doesn't appear as if his death was by hanging (sorry, couldn't let that one go by).
1979 - Sid Vicious. Sid and Nancy is a great, albeit disturbing, movie.
Why, it's Groundhog Day, of course.