December 2: Day of the Week
December 2, 2021 is the 336th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1409The University of Leipzig opens.
- 1845Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
- 1917An armistice is signed between Russia and the Central Powers at Brest-Litovsk and peace talks leading to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk began.
- 1927Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.
- 1939New York City’s La Guardia Airport opens.
- 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.
- 1971Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.
- 1975Pathet Lao seizes power in Laos, and establishes the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
- 1980Four U.S. nuns and churchwomen, Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, and Dorothy Kazel, are murdered by a death squad in El Salvador.
- 1982At the University of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
Who were born on December 2?
- 1884Erima Harvey Northcroft, New Zealand lawyer and judge (d. 1953)
- 1895Harriet Cohen, British pianist (d. 1967)
- 1906Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-born recording engineer (d. 1977)
- 1914Adolph Green, American composer (d. 2002)
- 1946Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (d. 1997)
- 1959Frank Dietrich, German footballer
- 1973Jan Ullrich, German cyclist
- 1977Siyabonga Nomvethe, South African footballer
- 1980Adam Kreek, Canadian rower
- 1990Hikaru Yaotome, Japanese idol (Hey! Say! JUMP)
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