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December 2: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on December 2

December 2nd is also known as Fritters Day as well as Mutt Day.

Today marks the 336th day of the year. We now have only 23 days left until Christmas.

People who were born on December 2nd share the Sagittarius star sign.

December 2 had its fair share of important historical events in areas like technology, discoveries and so much more. Here you’ll find facts and events that all fell on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1899, The Battle of Tirad Pass was fought? During the battle, all 60 Filipino troops died while delaying 500 Americans so that their president could escape.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 2nd in history!

What Happened On December 2 In History?

1994

Cobb, a film about the baseball player Ty Cobb and starring Tommy Lee Jones premiered.

1993

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was shot and killed in Medellín.

1982

The first artificial heart was successfully implanted.

OTD in 1982: The first artificial heart was successfully implanted.
This was the first permanent artificial heart transplant, a surgery which took seven hours. It was called Jarvik-7 and lasted for 112 days until the patient, Barney Clark, died of unrelated causes.
1970

The United States Environmental Protection Agency was formed in the US under Director William Ruckelshaus.

1960

Paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey discovered a 1.4 million year old Homo erectus in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.

1950

The “I Robot” collection of sci-fi short stories by Isaac Asimov was published by Genome Press in the US.

1942

The world’s first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction happened in Chicago Pile-1 at the University of Chicago. It was overseen by Enrico Fermi.

1908

The Chinese child Emperor Pu Yi ascended the Chinese throne at the age of two.

OTD in 1908: The Chinese child Emperor Pu Yi ascended the Chinese throne at the age of two.
1899

The Battle of Tirad Pass was fought.

Sometimes referred to as "The Filipino Thermopylae," this was a battle in the Philippine–American War. The battle was fought by a 60-man Filipino rear guard against over 500 American troops. Despite being vastly outnumbered, the battle lasted for five hours, and resulted in 52 of the 60 Filipinos being killed.
1867

Charles Dickens gave his first public reading.

Taking place at a New York City theater, Charles Dickens gave his first reading of a six-month American book tour.
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1804

Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned the Emperor of France in Paris.

Did you know that on this day, December 2nd 1899, The Battle of Tirad Pass was fought?