Historical Events In December - 02
Thursday, 08 December 2022
2007 United Russia wins parliamentary elections in Russia, increasing their majority with 60% of the votes on December - 02.
2007 Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's proposed changes to the Venezuelan constitution are narrowly defeated in a nationwide referendum on this day in history.
2010 On December - 02 nASA announces the discovery of the bacterium GFAJ-1, which may be able to partially replace phosphorous with arsenic in some of its biomolecules.
2012 9 people are killed after 30 cars are trapped in Sasago Tunnel, Japan on December - 02.
2014 Stephen Hawking claims that Artificial Intelligence could be a "threat to mankind" and spell the end of the human race on December - 02.
2017 Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh sentenced to 3 years in prison for saying women wearing ripped jeans should be raped on December - 02.
2018 On this day in history trade war truce agreed between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at G-20 meeting in Argentina
2018 Andrés Manuel López Obrador is sworn in as President of Mexico on December - 02.
2018 Israeli police recommend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife be charged with fraud and bribery on December - 02.
2018 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari denies he has died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor after ill health on this day in history.
2019 On December - 02 fIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins his record 6th award from Liverpool's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk; American midfielder Megan Rapinoe is Women's World Player of the Year
2019 On December - 02 the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference takes place in Madrid, Spain, after Chilean President Sebastián Piñera announced his country could not host the conference due to political unrest in the country.
2020 US Attorney General William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, despite claims by President Donald Trump on this day in history.
2020 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The United Kingdom approves Pfizer-BioNTech's BNT162b2 vaccine, being the first country in the world to do so.
2020 On December - 02 three activists in Hong Kong were jailed for their roles in the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests, with Joshua Wong getting the heaviest at 13.5 months.