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On This Day: December 02nd

This is 336th day of the year and 29 days remain in the year.

in history
1804

Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned emperor of France in Paris by Pope Pius VII.

1823
President James Monroe outlined his famous doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.
1859
Abolitionist John Brown was hanged for his raid on Harper's Ferry.
1942
The first controlled nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated at the University of Chicago.
1954
The Senate voted to condemn Republican senator Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute."
1970
1982
Barney B. Clark became the first person to receive an artificial heart in a transplant operation.
1988
Benazir Bhutto was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head an Muslim nation.
1990
Composer Aaron Copland died at age 90.
1999
A Protestant and Catholic cabinet convened for the first time in Northern Ireland.
2001
Enron Corp., under CEO Kenneth Lay, filed for bankruptcy.
December 02 BirthdaysGeorges Seurat

1859–1891, French painter.


Britney Spearspop singer
Gianni Versacefashion designer
Nelly Furtadosinger
Lucy Liuactor, model
Julie Harrisactress
Peter Carl Goldmarkinventor and engineer
Maria Callassoprano
Alexander Haiggeneral
Monica Selestennis player



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