Jan 02 in history: Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan established, USSR's Luna 1 launched, and more

German bombing in Cardiff, Ibrox disaster in Glasgow, and more — here's what happened on this day in history

1941

WWII: German bombing damages Llandaff Cathedral in UK

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1954

India establishes its highest civilian awards, Bharat Ratna & Padma Vibhushan

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1959

USSR's Luna 1 is launched

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1971

66 football fans die in the Ibrox disaster in Glasgow, Scotland.

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2004

NASA's Stardust brings dust grains from comet Wild 2 to Earth

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