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Thursday December 2, 2021

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.

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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.
  • 1867
    At Tremont Temple in Boston, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.
  • 1908
    Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two
  • 1920
    Following more than a month of Turkish-Armenian War, the Turkish dictated Treaty of Alexandropol is concluded.
  • 1939
    New York City’s La Guardia Airport opens.
  • 1943
    A 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.
  • 1961
    In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
  • 1970
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations.
  • 1975
    Pathet Lao seizes power in Laos, and establishes the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
  • 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?

  • 1885
    George Richards Minot, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize (d. 1950)
  • 1897
    Hovhannes Bagramyan, Marshall of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
  • 1915
    Prince Mikasa, Japanese royal
  • 1931
    Masaaki Hatsumi, founder and head of the Bujinkan Dojo organization
  • 1944
    Cathy Lee Crosby, American actress
  • 1944
    Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
  • 1944
    Inger Davidson, Swedish politician
  • 1952
    Carol Shea-Porter, American Congresswoman
  • 1970
    Treach, American rapper (Naughty by Nature)
  • 1978
    Jarron Collins, American basketball player

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