December 2 in History
What happened on December 2 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on december 2 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on december 2 in history.
Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in US history.
UK devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive, the administrative branch of the North Ireland legislature.
NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavor on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
Dentist Barney Clark receives the first permanent artificial heart, developed by Dr. Robert K. Jarvik.
A death squad in El Salvador murders four US nuns and churchwomen.
The U.S. Senate votes to give 48,000 acres of New Mexico back to the Taos Indians.
Brazil sends Juan Peron back to Spain, foiling his efforts to return to his native land.
The United States and Great Britain merge their German occupation zones.
General George S. Patton’s troops enter the Saar Valley and break through the Siegfried line.
The Allies repel a strong Axis attack in Tunisia, North Africa.
Bolivia accepts Paraguay’s terms for a truce in the Chaco War.
The new Ford Model A is introduced to the American public.
The first successful helium dirigible, C-7, makes a test flight in Portsmouth, Va.
Armenia proclaims independence from Turkey.
Austrian troops occupy Belgrade, Serbia.
J.P. Morgan acquires majority holdings in Equitable Life Co. This is the largest concentration of bank power to date.
Spain and France agree to enforce Moroccan measures adopted in 1906.
People wait in mile-long lines to hear Charles Dickens give his first reading in New York City.
Major General Grenville M. Dodge is named to replace General William Rosecrans as Commander of the Department of Missouri.
General Braxton Bragg turns over command of the Army of Tennessee to General William Hardee at Dalton, Ga.
President James Monroe proclaims the principles known as the Monroe Doctrine, 'that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by European powers.'
Napoleon Bonaparte celebrates the first anniversary of his coronation with a victory at Austerlitz over a Russian and Austrian army.
Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of France in Notre Dame Cathedral.