December 2: Day of the Week
December 2, 2019 was the 336th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 29 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1848Franz Josef I becomes Emperor of Austria.
- 1867At Tremont Temple in Boston, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.
- 1908Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two
- 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.
- 1956The 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.
- 1961In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
- 1962Vietnam 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.
- 1975Pathet Lao seizes power in Laos, and establishes the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
- 1993Space Shuttle program: STS-61 – NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
- 1999The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.
Who were born on December 2?
- 1859Georges Seurat, French painter (d. 1891)
- 1894Warren William, American Broadway and film actor (d. 1948)
- 1910Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper’s Magazine (d. 1991)
- 1915Prince Mikasa, Japanese royal
- 1921Carlo Furno, Cardinal Grand Master Emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
- 1963Ann Patchett, American novelist
- 1970Joe Lo Truglio, American actor, writer and comedian
- 1970Yang Hyun Suk, South Korean record producer
- 1978Jarron Collins, American basketball player
- 1978Maëlle Ricker, Canadian snowboarder, Olympic Gold Medalist
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