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)
- 1848Franz Josef I becomes Emperor of Austria.
- 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.
- 1939New York City’s La Guardia Airport opens.
- 1942Manhattan Project: A team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.
- 1946The British Government invites four Indian leaders, Nehru, Baldev Singh, Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan to obtain the participation of all parties in the Constituent Assembly.
- 1971Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.
- 1976Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
- 1993Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot and killed in Medellín.
- 2001Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Who were born on December 2?
- 1859Georges Seurat, French painter (d. 1891)
- 1899John Barbirolli, British conductor (d. 1970)
- 1910Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper’s Magazine (d. 1991)
- 1915Prince Mikasa, Japanese royal
- 1930David Piper, British race car driver
- 1935David Hackett Fischer, American historian
- 1950Benjamin Stora, French historian
- 1959Frank Dietrich, German footballer
- 1963Rich Sutter, Canadian hockey player
- 1977Siyabonga Nomvethe, South African footballer
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