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Wednesday December 2, 2020

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1775
    The 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.
  • 1851
    French President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte overthrows the Second Republic.
  • 1852
    Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of the French (Napoleon III).
  • 1859
    Militant abolitionist leader John Brown is hanged for his October 16th raid on Harper’s Ferry.
  • 1899
    Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed “The Filipino Thermopylae”, is fought.
  • 1917
    An armistice is signed between Russia and the Central Powers at Brest-Litovsk and peace talks leading to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk began.
  • 1956
    The 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.
  • 1971
    Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.
  • 1982
    At the University of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
  • 1993
    Space 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?

  • 1859
    Georges Seurat, French painter (d. 1891)
  • 1885
    George Richards Minot, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize (d. 1950)
  • 1897
    Hovhannes Bagramyan, Marshall of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
  • 1930
    Gary Becker, American economist, recipient of the Bank of Sweden Prize
  • 1957
    Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian politician
  • 1958
    George Saunders, American writer
  • 1958
    Uladzimir Parfianovich, Belarusian canoer
  • 1963
    Brendan Coyle, English actor
  • 1963
    Rich Sutter, Canadian hockey player
  • 1982
    Christos Karipidis, Greek footballer

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