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This Day in History: December 2

December 2: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1697 - St Paul's Cathedral is opened in London.
  2. 1763 - Dedication of the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island, the first synagogue in what became the United States.
  3. 1804 - At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years.
  4. 1927 - Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.
  5. 1939 - New York City's La Guardia Airport opens.
  6. Famous Birthdays: John Breckinridge (American politician, 5th United States Attorney General), Charles Edward Ringling (American businessman, co-founded the Ringling Brothers Circus), George Richards Minot (American physician, Nobel Prize laureate), Otto Dix (German painter and illustrator), Gary Becker (American economist, recipient of the Nobel Prize laureate)

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