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Historical Events In December - 02

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1952  The First human birth televised to public (Denver, CO) on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)  

1953  On this day in history ernest Hayes, cricketer (Surrey bat played 5 Tests for England), dies  

1954  On this day in history uS Senate censures Joe McCarthy (Sen-R-WI) for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute"  

1954  "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances on December - 02.  

1956  On this day in history fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba  

1957  On December - 02 the First full-scale atomic electric power plant-power generated, Pa  

1957  1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn) on this day in history.  

1957  Harrison Ford, silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1958  Benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg on this day in history.  

1958  24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB) on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus  

1961  Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, and will lead Cuba to Communism on this day in history.  

1961  Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, & will lead Cuba to Communism on December - 02.  

1962  On this day in history 50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto [OT]  

1963  1st Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km on December - 02.  

1963  On this day in history sabu Sabu, actor (Jungle Book, Drums), dies of heart attack at 39  

1964  On this day in history ringo Starr's tonsils are removed  

1965  On this day in history the Rajkumar of Vizianagram, cricketer (Indian Test capt 1936), dies  

1966  Love, Moby Grape & Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician, dies at 85  

1967  On December - 02 55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1  

1967  On this day in history francis J "Cardinal" Spellman, archbishop of NY, dies at 78  

1968  On December - 02 pres Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor  

1969  On December - 02 boeing gives members of the press a historic first passenger flight from Seattle to New York City aboard the 747 jumbo jet.  

1969  On this day in history "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances  

1969  On this day in history kliment J Voroshilov, president USSR (1953-60), dies  

1970  Environmental Protection Agency begins (Director William Ruckelshaus) on this day in history.  

1970  On December - 02 environmental Protection Agency begins (Director: William Ruckelshaus)  

1971  Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah and Umm ak Qiwain form the United Arab Emirates on this day in history.  

1971  On December - 02 soviet Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars  

1972  On December - 02 "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)  

1972  Friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies on December - 02.  

1974  On December - 02 soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1578  On December - 02 birth of agostino Agazzari, composer  

1678  Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer) was born on this day in history.  

1694  William Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771) was born on December - 02.  

1703  On this day in history birth of ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759)  

1710  On this day in history birth of bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783)  

1728  Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat was born on this day in history.  

1738  On this day in history birth of richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775)  

1754  William Cooper, American judge (d. 1809) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0537  On this day in history sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies  

1348  Death of Emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297) on December - 02.  

1381  Death of John of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic on this day in history.  

1463  Albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies on December - 02.  

1515  On December - 02 gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies  

1552  On this day in history death of francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)  

1592  On December - 02 alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46  

1615  On this day in history death of louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general  

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