The following events took place on December 2. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 42 events. Showing 31 - 42.
- 1971Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm al-Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.
- 1975Laotian Civil War: The Pathet Lao seizes the Laotian capital of Vientiane, forces the abdication of King Sisavang Vatthana, and proclaims the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
- 1976Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
- 1980Salvadoran Civil War: Four U.S. nuns and churchwomen, Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, and Dorothy Kazel, are murdered by a military death squad.
- 1982At the University of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
- 1988Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.
- 1991Canada and Poland become the first nations on earth to recognize the independence of Ukraine from the Soviet Union.
- 1993Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot and killed in Medellín.
- 1993Space Shuttle program: STS-61 – NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
- 1999Glenbrook rail accident: Seven passengers are killed when two trains collide near Sydney, New South Wales.
- 1999The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.
- 2001Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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