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December 2nd

December 2nd is the 336th day of the year (337th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about December 2nd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on December 2nd

1924 Maria Callas (singer)

1924 Alexander Haig (US General, Secretary of State)

1946 Gianni Versace (fashion designer)

1960 Rick Savage (bass player, singer - Def Leppard)

1968 Lucy Liu (actress)

1973 Monica Seles (tennis player)

Monica Seles

1978 Nelly Furtado (singer)

1981 Britney Spears (singer)

December 2nd in History

1697 St. Paul's Cathedral opens in London/

1804 Napoleon crowns himself Emperor at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

1805 Napoleon leads French troops to victory over a Austrian-Russian force at the Battle of Austerlitz.

Napoleon Bonaparte

1848 Franz Joseph I becomes Emperor of Austria.

1859 Abolitionist John Brown is hanged for his raid on Harper's Ferry.

1906 Britain commissions HMS Dreadnought, a revolutionary "all big gun" battleship.

1939 LaGuardia Airport opens in New York City

1942 A team led by Enrico Fermi create the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.

Enrico Fermi

1961 Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to be a Communist country.

Fidel Castro
1970 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) begins operations in the United States.

1991 Apple releases the first version of QuickTime.

1999 Britain devolves power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.

2001 Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

2005 Microsoft's Xbox 360 is released in Europe.


December 2nd is also

National Day (Laos)

National Day (United Arab Emirates)


People born on December 2nd are Sagittarius


Sagittarius Information: Sagittarius Links:

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