What happened this day in history December 2

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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 19, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,306,720 minutes 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 61 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 3,268 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 2 Historical Events

  • 1823
    Monroe Doctrine: US President James Monroe delivers a speech establishing American neutrality in future European conflicts.
  • 1899
    Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed “The Filipino Thermopylae”, is fought.
  • 1954
    The Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and the Republic of China, is signed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1956
    The Granma yacht reaches the shores of Cuba’s Oriente province and Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and 80 other members of the 26th of July Movement disembark to initiate the Cuban Revolution.
  • 1961
    In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
  • 1976
    Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
  • 1982
    At the University of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
  • 1988
    Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.
  • 1993
    Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot and killed in Medellín.
  • 1993
    Space Shuttle program: STS-61 – NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Who were born on December 2?

  • 1899
    John Cobb, British racing driver (d. 1952)
  • 1931
    Nigel Calder, British science writer
  • 1933
    Mike Larrabee, American athlete (d. 2003)
  • 1947
    Ivan Atanassov Petrov, Bulgarian neurologist
  • 1954
    Stone Phillips, American television journalist
  • 1962
    Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1968
    Lucy Liu, American actress
  • 1978
    Chris Wolstenholme, British bassist (Muse)
  • 1979
    Melissa Archer, American actress
  • 1990
    Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Ghanaian footballer

Who died on December 2?

  • 1844
    Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (b. 1768)
  • 1860
    Alfred Bunn, British theatrical manager (b. 1796)
  • 1944
    Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian writer (b. 1876)
  • 1963
    Thomas Hicks, British-born American runner (b. 1875)
  • 1985
    Aniello Dellacroce, American organized crime figure (b. 1914)
  • 1985
    Philip Larkin, English writer and jazz critic (b. 1922)
  • 2002
    Arno Peters, German historian (b. 1916)
  • 2004
    Alicia Markova, British ballerina (b. 1910)
  • 2006
    Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue) (b. 1947)
  • 2009
    Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project) (b. 1945)

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