On This Day

What Happened on December 2

Important Events

  • 1804 Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of France in Paris
  • 1823 President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine", a US foreign policy regarding Latin America
  • 1845 Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West
  • 1929 First skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien
  • 1976 Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado
More Historical Events

December 2 in Film & TV

December 2 in Music

  • 1883 Johannes Brahms' "3rd Symphony in F" premieres with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

December 2 in Sport

  • 1907 Association of Football Players' and Trainers' Union (English Professional Football Players' Association) is formed by Charlie Roberts and Billy Meredith in Manchester, England

Did You Know?

1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart

On December 2, 1982


Would You Believe?

1st Model A Ford sold, for $385

On December 2, 1927

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