December 2 is the 336th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 29 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about December 2nd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 2nd in history!
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- National Fritters Day
- International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
- World Computer Literacy Day
- UAE National Day
What Happened On This Day – December 2
2001: Enron Files for Bankruptcy
The Houston, Texas-based energy company filed for Chapter Eleven bankruptcy after reports of widespread accounting fraud became public. At that time, the company became the largest company in the history of the United States to declare bankruptcy.
1988: Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto takes office as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, becoming the first woman PM of Pakistan.
1982: First artificial heart transplantBarney Clark became the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart. The surgery occurred at the University of Utah Medical Center. Clark lived for 112 days after the transplant.
1939 LaGuardia Airport in New York City opens its doors
The airport was named after New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. American Airlines was the first carrier to regularly provide passenger service.
1804: Napoleon is crowned Emperor of France
Napoleon Bonaparte had risen through the ranks of the French army during the French revolution and became one of the most influential political figures of his era. His self-coronation as Napoleon I took place in Notre Dame in Paris, France.
1993: Members of Search Bloc celebrate over Escobar’s body on 2 December 1993. His death ended a 16-month search effort, costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
1984: A child who died in Bhopal gas tragedy. Nearly 16k total deaths. Cause of Death was a gas leak from Union carbide plant. December 1984.
Births On This Day, December 2
1981: Britney Spears, American singer-songwriter, dancer, actress
1978: Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer
1923: Maria Callas, Greek soprano
1825: Pedro II of Brazil
1760: John Breckinridge, American politician, 5th United States Attorney General
Deaths On This Day, December 2
1993: Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord
1990: Aaron Copland, American composer
1985: Philip Larkin, English poet
1859: John Brown, American activist
1814: Marquis de Sade, French author, politician