December 2: Day of the Week
December 2, 2021 was the 336th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 29 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1867At Tremont Temple in Boston, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.
- 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.
- 1939New York City’s La Guardia Airport opens.
- 1943A Luftwaffe bombing raid on the harbour of Bari, Italy, sinks numerous cargo and transport ships, including an American Liberty ship, the John Harvey, with a stockpile of World War I-era mustard gas.
- 1961In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
- 1970The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations.
- 1975Pathet Lao seizes power in Laos, and establishes the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
- 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?
- 1885George Richards Minot, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize (d. 1950)
- 1897Hovhannes Bagramyan, Marshall of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
- 1915Prince Mikasa, Japanese royal
- 1931Masaaki Hatsumi, founder and head of the Bujinkan Dojo organization
- 1944Cathy Lee Crosby, American actress
- 1944Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
- 1944Inger Davidson, Swedish politician
- 1952Carol Shea-Porter, American Congresswoman
- 1970Treach, American rapper (Naughty by Nature)
- 1978Jarron Collins, American basketball player
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