December 2: Day of the Week
December 2, 2021 is the 336th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1409The University of Leipzig opens.
- 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.
- 1851French President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte overthrows the Second Republic.
- 1908Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two
- 1942Manhattan Project: A team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.
- 1954Red Scare: The United States Senate votes 65 to 22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute”.
- 1954The Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and the Republic of China, is signed in Washington, D.C.
- 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.
- 1975Pathet Lao seizes power in Laos, and establishes the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
Who were born on December 2?
- 1754William Cooper, American judge (d. 1809)
- 1891Otto Dix, German painter and graphic artist (d. 1969)
- 1914Bill Erwin, American actor (d. 2010)
- 1933Mike Larrabee, American athlete (d. 2003)
- 1937Manohar Joshi, Indian politician
- 1944Inger Davidson, Swedish politician
- 1947Isaac Bitton, French rock band drummer (Les Variations)
- 1957Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian politician
- 1983Chris Burke, Scottish footballer
- 1990Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Ghanaian footballer
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