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 337th day of the year 2020 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, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 446,352 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 ‘trihectatriacontaheptagon’ 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 72 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 2,903 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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December 2 Historical Events
At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years.
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Austerlitz – French troops under Napoleon Bonaparte defeat a joint Russo-Austrian force.
Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
Franz Josef I becomes Emperor of Austria.
New York City’s La Guardia Airport opens.
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.
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.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations.
At the University of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
Glenbrook rail accident near Sydney, New South Wales.
Who were born on December 2?
Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759)
Henry Yesler, American entrepreneur and politician (d. 1892)
Jean-Charles Chapais, French Canadian politician, Father of the Canadian Confederation (d. 1885)
Heinrich von Sybel, German historian (d. 1895)
Emperor Pedro II of Brazil (d. 1891)
Sissela Bok, Swedish philosopher and ethicist
Lucy Liu, American actress
Eddy Garabito, Dominican baseball player
Christos Karipidis, Greek footballer
Brandon Knight, American basketball player
Who died on December 2?
Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general and statesman (b. 1453)
Marquis de Sade, French writer (b. 1740)
Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian author and journalist (b. 1902)
Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist (b. 1913)
Ivan Illich, Austrian priest and philosopher (b. 1926)
Alan Davidson, British author (b. 1924)
Mona Van Duyn, American poet (b. 1921)
Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (b. 1919)
Van Tuong Nguyen, Thai-born Australian drug smuggler (b. 1980)
Maggie Jones, English actress (b. 1934)
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