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 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 19, 2019 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 437,568 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 54 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 2,537 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 2 Historical Events

  • 1763
    Dedication of the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island, the first synagogue in what became the United States.
  • 1775
    The USS Alfred becomes the first vessel to fly the Grand Union Flag (the precursor to the Stars and Stripes); the flag is hoisted by John Paul Jones.
  • 1804
    At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years.
  • 1805
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Austerlitz – French troops under Napoleon Bonaparte defeat a joint Russo-Austrian force.
  • 1845
    Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    A Luftwaffe bombing raid on the harbour of Bari, Italy, sinks numerous cargo and transport ships, including an American Liberty ship, the John Harvey, with a stockpile of World War I-era mustard gas.
  • 1971
    Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.
  • 1988
    Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.

Who were born on December 2?

  • 1893
    Leo Ornstein, Russian-born composer and pianist (d. 2002)
  • 1899
    John Barbirolli, British conductor (d. 1970)
  • 1934
    Andre Rodgers, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1939
    Harry Reid, American politician
  • 1944
    Dionysis Savvopoulos, Greek musician and songwriter
  • 1949
    Ron Raines, American actor
  • 1963
    Ann Patchett, American novelist
  • 1973
    Graham Kavanagh, Irish footballer
  • 1981
    Britney Spears, American singer, dancer and entertainer
  • 1982
    Pizon, American rapper/producer

Who died on December 2?

  • 1463
    Archduke Albert VI of Austria (b. 1418)
  • 1469
    Piero di Cosimo de' Medici of Florence (b. 1416)
  • 1747
    Vincent Bourne, English classical scholar (b. 1695)
  • 1924
    Kazimieras Būga, Lithuanian philologist (b. 1879)
  • 1957
    Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (b. 1902)
  • 1963
    Thomas Hicks, British-born American runner (b. 1875)
  • 1980
    Chaudhry Muhammad Ali, Pakistani politician (b. 1905)
  • 1985
    Aniello Dellacroce, American organized crime figure (b. 1914)
  • 2008
    Edward Samuel Rogers, Canadian entrepreneur (b. 1933)
  • 2009
    Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project) (b. 1945)

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