2 February It happened today…….
1709 Alexander Selkirk rescued after more than four years alone on a desert island. His experiences used by Daniel Defoe as the basis for his novel “Robinson Crusoe”.
1878 Greece declared war on Turkey
1943 The German Army offers its surrender at Stalingrad.
1986 Liechtenstein allows women the vote for the first time.
1989 Soviet occupation of Afghanistan ends.