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.
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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)
- 1775The USS Alfred becomes the first vessel to fly the Grand Union Flag (the precursor to the Stars and Stripes); the flag is hoisted by John Paul Jones.
- 1845Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
- 1848Franz Josef I becomes Emperor of Austria.
- 1920Following more than a month of Turkish-Armenian War, the Turkish dictated Treaty of Alexandropol is concluded.
- 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.
- 1939New York City’s La Guardia Airport opens.
- 1942Manhattan Project: A team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.
- 1976Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
- 1982At the University of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
- 1993Space Shuttle program: STS-61 – NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
Who were born on December 2?
- 1899John Cobb, British racing driver (d. 1952)
- 1944Dionysis Savvopoulos, Greek musician and songwriter
- 1963Brendan Coyle, English actor
- 1973Graham Kavanagh, Irish footballer
- 1976Eddy Garabito, Dominican baseball player
- 1977Siyabonga Nomvethe, South African footballer
- 1983Jana Kramer, American actress
- 1985Amaury Leveaux, French swimmer
- 1986Tal Wilkenfeld, Australian electric bass player
- 1988Soniya Mehra, Indian actress
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