Today in History- 2nd February

International Events:

1536                 Spanish conquistador Pedro de Mendoza founded the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1709                 Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk rescued after four years alone on an island off the coast of Chile.

1943                 Germany surrenders at Stalingrad, Russia.

1971                 Idi Amin became dictator of Uganda.

1989                 The last Soviet armored column leaves from Afghanistan.

1990                 South African President De Klerk lifted the 30-year ban African National Congress.

2003                 Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel stepped down after 13 years.