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Historical Events In December - 02

Friday, 03 July 2020

1952  On this day in history the First human birth televised to public (Denver, CO)  

1952  On December - 02 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)  

1953  Ernest Hayes, cricketer (Surrey bat played 5 Tests for England), dies on December - 02.  

1954  On December - 02 uS Senate censures Joe McCarthy (Sen-R-WI) for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute"  

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

1956  Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history 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  On this day in history harrison Ford, silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73  

1958  On this day in history benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg  

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

1959  On December - 02 malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus  

1961  On this day in history fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, and will lead Cuba to Communism  

1961  On December - 02 fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, & will lead Cuba to Communism  

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 this day in history.  

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

1964  Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed on this day in history.  

1965  The Rajkumar of Vizianagram, cricketer (Indian Test capt 1936), dies on December - 02.  

1966  On December - 02 love, Moby Grape & Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East  

1966  Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician, dies at 85 on December - 02.  

1967  On this day in history 55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1  

1967  On December - 02 francis J "Cardinal" Spellman, archbishop of NY, dies at 78  

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

1969  On this day in history boeing gives members of the press a historic first passenger flight from Seattle to New York City aboard the 747 jumbo jet.  

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

1969  On December - 02 kliment J Voroshilov, president USSR (1953-60), dies  

1970  Environmental Protection Agency begins (Director William Ruckelshaus) on December - 02.  

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  Soviet Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars on December - 02.  

1972  "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama) on this day in history.  

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  Agostino Agazzari, composer was born on December - 02.  

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

1694  On this day in history birth of william Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771)  

1703  Ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759) was born on this day in history.  

1710  On December - 02 birth of bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783)  

1728  Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat was born on December - 02.  

1738  On December - 02 birth of richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775)  

1754  On this day in history birth of william Cooper, American judge (d. 1809)  

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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  On this day in history death of emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)  

1381  On December - 02 death of john of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic  

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

1515  On this day in history 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  Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46 on this day in history.  

1615  Death of Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general on December - 02.  

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