This Day in History on 2 December

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 2 December. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Important Events

1402: The University of Leipzig was established.

1804: Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned as Emperor of France.

1911: George V and Queen Mary became the first King-Queen of Britain to visit India.

1942: Sri Aurobindo Ashram School established in Pondicherry.

1942: Enrico Fermi succeeded in controlling the chain reaction at the Chicago nuclear power plant for the first time. This led to the discovery of nuclear energy.

1971: UAE declared independence from Britain.

1971: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was formed by Abu Dhabi, Ajman, and, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm al-Quwain.

1976: Fidel Castro became President of Cuba.

1989: Vishwanath Pratap Singh became the seventh Prime Minister of the country.

1999: Private sector investment in the insurance sector in India was approved.

1999: Lok Sabha approves two bills, the FEMA, which prohibited the introduction of black money into official transactions.

2003: United Nations War Criminal Court convicted former military commander of Bosnian Serb Momir Nikolic in the Serbica massacre of 1995 and sentenced him to 27 years in prison.

2005: The government of Pakistan enacted a law to prohibit the publication of education and literature by madrassas to spread religious hatred and to inspire terrorism.

2007: President Pervez Musharraf banned protests and rallies in Pakistan.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Indra Lal Roy

1764: Pratap Singh, the maharaja of Jaipur, India.

1885: George Richard, a scientist who studies the liver and liver secretions.

1898: Inder Lal Roy, an Indian pilot in World War I.

1937: Manohar Joshi, an Indian politician, and 15th Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Manohar Joshi

1942: Dr. Anita Avchat, an Indian social worker, Founder of Muktangan.

1947: K. V. Kamath, the former chief of the New Development Bank of BRICS countries.

1948: Rajat Kumar Gupta, an Indian-American businessman.

1959: Boman Irani, an Indian theatre, and film actor.

1960: J. P. Nadda, an Indian politician serving as the president of the Bharatiya Janta Party.

1963: Shiva Ayyadurai, an Indian-American scientist.

1981: Britney Spears, an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1547: Hernán Cortés, a Spanish Conquistador.

1594: Gerhard Mercator, cartographer, mathematician, and philosopher.

1814: Marquis de Sade, a French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer.

1919: Henry Clay Frick, an American industrialist, financier, union-buster, and art patron.

1980: Chaudhry Muhammad Ali, the 4th Prime Minister of Pakistan.

A. R. Antulay

1985: Philip Larkin, an English poet, and writer.

1996: M. Chenna Reddy, an Indian politician, 11th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

2014: A. R. Antulay, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1929)

Futher Reading

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