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.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 1804At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years.
- 1845Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
- 1852Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of the French (Napoleon III).
- 1917An armistice is signed between Russia and the Central Powers at Brest-Litovsk and peace talks leading to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk began.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1976Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
- 1999Glenbrook rail accident near Sydney, New South Wales.
Who were born on December 2?
- 1891Charles H. Wesley, author writer and Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. (d. 1987)
- 1899Ray Morehart, American baseball player (d. 1989)
- 1925Julie Harris, American actress
- 1948T. Coraghessan Boyle, American writer
- 1963Brendan Coyle, English actor
- 1966Jinsei Shinzaki, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1982Matt Ware, American football player
- 1986Tal Wilkenfeld, Australian electric bass player
- 1988Soniya Mehra, Indian actress
- 1993Kostas Stafylidis, Greek football at PAOK F.C.
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