On This Day in History for December 2 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 134 of 134

  • 1987 Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colorado becomes Miss Teen of America [Approx]
  • 1987 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1988 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet surrender in Israel
  • 1988 STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)
  • 1988 UN votes 151-2 (Israel and US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Great Britain abstains
  • 1989 KHJ-TV in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KCAL-TV
  • 1989 V. P. Singh sworn in as the 8th Prime Minister of India
  • 1990 First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany
  • 1990 First time 12 people in space at the same time
  • 1990 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit
  • 1991 Muslim Shi'ites release American hostage Joseph Cicippio held in Lebanon
  • 1992 WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in NYC
  • 1993 Dow-Jones hits record 3702.11
  • 1993 Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), launches
  • 1994 Cruise liner Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia
  • 1994 Jury finds Heidi Fleiss guilty of running a call girl ring
  • 1995 17th ACE Cable Awards: TLC wins the Golden CableACE for "KnowTV: Changing What, Why and How You Watch"
  • 1999 The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive
  • 2001 Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York

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2001 Tony Fernandes' company Tune Air Sdn Bhd buys the heavily indebted AirAsia for 1 MYR (about USD 0.26 at the time)

Entrepreneur Tony Fernandes
Tony Fernandes
  • 2005 Van Tuong Nguyen is executed in Singapore for drug trafficking.
  • 2008 Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat resigns after the 2008 Thailand political crisis
  • 2012 9 people are killed after 30 cars are trapped in Sasago Tunnel, Japan
  • 2012 Borut Pahor is elected President of Slovenia
  • 2012 Pier Luigi Bersani is elected Italian Prime Minister
  • 2013 China launches its first moon rover mission

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2014 Stephen Hawking claims that Artificial Intelligence could be a "threat to mankind" and spell the end of the human race

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

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2014 Elizabeth Lauten, an aide to a Republican congressman resigns after her online criticism of President Barack Obama's teenage daughters

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2014 Vanuatu police arrest at least 20 people over the deaths by hanging of two men accused of sorcery
  • 2014 The World Food Programme suspends critical food aid to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt because of a lack of funds
  • 2014 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists clash with police as they try to surround the government's headquarters in some of the worst violence since the protests began
  • 2015 Attack on a social services centre in San Bernardino, California kills 14 and wounds 17

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2016 Donald Trump takes a call with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, in a break from America's long standing "One China" policy

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017 Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh sentenced to 3 years in prison for saying women wearing ripped jeans should be raped

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