About December 2

December 2, 2021 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.

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Sagittarius is the sun 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.

What Happened On December 2

  • 1409
    The University of Leipzig opens.
  • 1755
    The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire.
  • 1805
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Austerlitz – French troops under Napoleon Bonaparte defeat a joint Russo-Austrian force.
  • 1823
    Monroe Doctrine: US President James Monroe delivers a speech establishing American neutrality in future European conflicts.
  • 1859
    Militant abolitionist leader John Brown is hanged for his October 16th raid on Harper’s Ferry.
  • 1908
    Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two
  • 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.
  • 1930
    Great Depression: US President Herbert Hoover goes before the United States Congress and asks for a US$150 million public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    Jerusalem Riots of 1947: Riots break out in Jerusalem in response to the approval of the 1947 UN Partition Plan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations.
  • 1971
    Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.
  • 1976
    Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
  • 1993
    Space Shuttle program: STS-61 – NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • 1999
    Glenbrook rail accident near Sydney, New South Wales.
  • 2001
    Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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