Hello! I have been asked to write a short story for my English class and I'd like to start it with the character reminiscing about something that happened long ago. The problem is that I don't know how to say in English a certain date without being specific about when (in which year) it happened. The Spanish phrase would be: 'Un dos de enero, (hace) años atrás...' I know that "(many) years ago" would do just fine for the last part, but it's the day and month that I'm having trouble with, especially the 'un' at the beginning. Would it be "one 2nd of January" or is it written differently? How would you guys write it?