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What are the important events that happened on December 2? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 2: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 2 is the 336th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 19, 2015 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 402,504 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontahexagon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 68 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,076 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 2 Historical Events

  • 1899
    Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed “The Filipino Thermopylae”, is fought.
  • 1908
    Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two
  • 1920
    Following more than a month of Turkish-Armenian War, the Turkish dictated Treaty of Alexandropol is concluded.
  • 1946
    The British Government invites four Indian leaders, Nehru, Baldev Singh, Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan to obtain the participation of all parties in the Constituent Assembly.
  • 1993
    Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot and killed in Medellín.

Who were born on December 2?

  • 1959
    Boman Irani, Indian actor
  • 1960
    Rick Savage, British bassist (Def Leppard)
  • 1981
    Britney Spears, American singer, dancer and entertainer
  • 1981
    Danijel Pranjić, Croatian football player
  • 1986
    Claudiu Keserü, Romanian football player

Who died on December 2?

  • 1348
    Emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)
  • 1860
    Alfred Bunn, British theatrical manager (b. 1796)
  • 1966
    Giles Cooper, Anglo-Irish playwright (b. 1918)
  • 1967
    Billy Chapman, English footballer (b. 1902)
  • 2004
    Mona Van Duyn, American poet (b. 1921)

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