December 2: Day of the Week
December 2, 2019 is the 336th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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December 2 Historical Event(s)
- 1763Dedication of the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island, the first synagogue in what became the United States.
- 1848Franz Josef I becomes Emperor of Austria.
- 1851French President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte overthrows the Second Republic.
- 1930Great 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.
- 1946The British Government invites four Indian leaders, Nehru, Baldev Singh, Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan to obtain the participation of all parties in the Constituent Assembly.
- 1947Jerusalem Riots of 1947: Riots break out in Jerusalem in response to the approval of the 1947 UN Partition Plan.
- 1961In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
- 1971Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.
- 1982At the University of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
- 1999The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.
Who were born on December 2?
- 1694William Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771)
- 1710Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783)
- 1895Harriet Cohen, British pianist (d. 1967)
- 1933Mike Larrabee, American athlete (d. 2003)
- 1935David Hackett Fischer, American historian
- 1954Dan Butler, American actor
- 1968Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters)
- 1968Rena Sofer, American actress
- 1979Michael McIndoe, Scottish professional footballer
- 1983Bibiana Candelas, Mexican volleyball player
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