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

  • 1763
    Dedication of the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island, the first synagogue in what became the United States.
  • 1848
    Franz Josef I becomes Emperor of Austria.
  • 1859
    Militant abolitionist leader John Brown is hanged for his October 16th raid on Harper’s Ferry.
  • 1917
    An armistice is signed between Russia and the Central Powers at Brest-Litovsk and peace talks leading to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk began.
  • 1939
    New York City’s La Guardia Airport opens.
  • 1954
    Red Scare: The United States Senate votes 65 to 22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute”.
  • 1954
    The Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and the Republic of China, is signed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1962
    Vietnam War: After a trip to Vietnam at the request of US President John F. Kennedy, US Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield becomes the first American official not to make an optimistic public comment on the war’s progress.
  • 1988
    Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.
  • 1999
    The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.

Who were born on December 2?

  • 1817
    Heinrich von Sybel, German historian (d. 1895)
  • 1825
    Emperor Pedro II of Brazil (d. 1891)
  • 1914
    Adolph Green, American composer (d. 2002)
  • 1950
    Amin Saikal, Afghan-Australian academic
  • 1950
    Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd on Whale Wars.
  • 1979
    Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer and actress
  • 1982
    Michelle Banzer, model/beauty queen
  • 1982
    Pizon, American rapper/producer
  • 1983
    Chris Burke, Scottish footballer
  • 1985
    Amaury Leveaux, French swimmer

Who died on December 2?

  • 1381
    John of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic
  • 1463
    Archduke Albert VI of Austria (b. 1418)
  • 1515
    Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general and statesman (b. 1453)
  • 1665
    Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet, French socialite (b. 1588)
  • 1774
    Johann Friedrich Agricola, German composer and organist (b. 1720)
  • 1976
    Danny Murtaugh, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
  • 1988
    Karl-Heinz Bürger, German SS-Oberführer (b. 1904)
  • 1990
    Aaron Copland, American composer (b. 1900)
  • 2003
    Alan Davidson, British author (b. 1924)
  • 2005
    Van Tuong Nguyen, Thai-born Australian drug smuggler (b. 1980)

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