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.
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.
- 1851French President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte overthrows the Second Republic.
- 1852Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of the French (Napoleon III).
- 1859Militant abolitionist leader John Brown is hanged for his October 16th raid on Harper’s Ferry.
- 1899Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed “The Filipino Thermopylae”, is fought.
- 1917An armistice is signed between Russia and the Central Powers at Brest-Litovsk and peace talks leading to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk began.
- 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.
- 1982At the University of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
- 1993Space 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?
- 1859Georges Seurat, French painter (d. 1891)
- 1885George Richards Minot, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize (d. 1950)
- 1897Hovhannes Bagramyan, Marshall of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
- 1930Gary Becker, American economist, recipient of the Bank of Sweden Prize
- 1957Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian politician
- 1958George Saunders, American writer
- 1958Uladzimir Parfianovich, Belarusian canoer
- 1963Brendan Coyle, English actor
- 1963Rich Sutter, Canadian hockey player
- 1982Christos Karipidis, Greek footballer
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