December 2: Day of the Week
December 2, 2020 is the 337th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1805Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Austerlitz – French troops under Napoleon Bonaparte defeat a joint Russo-Austrian force.
- 1845Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
- 1851French President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte overthrows the Second Republic.
- 1899Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed “The Filipino Thermopylae”, is fought.
- 1908Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two
- 1920Following more than a month of Turkish-Armenian War, the Turkish dictated Treaty of Alexandropol is concluded.
- 1947Jerusalem Riots of 1947: Riots break out in Jerusalem in response to the approval of the 1947 UN Partition Plan.
- 1971Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.
- 1993Space Shuttle program: STS-61 – NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
- 2001Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Who were born on December 2?
- 1894Warren William, American Broadway and film actor (d. 1948)
- 1914Bill Erwin, American actor (d. 2010)
- 1944Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
- 1950Amin Saikal, Afghan-Australian academic
- 1963Ann Patchett, American novelist
- 1970Yang Hyun Suk, South Korean record producer
- 1976Masafumi Gotō, Japanese singer (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)
- 1981Britney Spears, American singer, dancer and entertainer
- 1982Matt Ware, American football player
- 1988Alfred Enoch, British actor
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