2 December History: India and World History of 2 December Major Events

December 2 holds a special place in the annals of history, witnessing significant events that have shaped both India and the world. This article delves into the historical tapestry of this date, unraveling major milestones, births, deaths, and breakthroughs that have left an indelible mark on our collective past.

December 2 is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are still 29 more days left in the year.

Major Events on December 2

On Tuesday, December 2, an explosion occurred in Lumding Tinsukia Mail parked at Diphu railway station in Assam, resulting in the death of 2 and 30 injuries.
1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned as Emperor of France.
1848 – Joseph I of France became Emperor of Austria.
1911 – George V and Queen Mary became the first King and Queen of Britain to visit India. The Gateway of India was built to commemorate his arrival in Bombay (now Mumbai).
1942 – Sri Aurobindo Ashram School was established in Pondicherry (now Puducherry), which was later known as Sri Aurobindo International Center of Education.
1971 – United Arab Emirates declared independence from Britain.
1976 – Fidel Castro became President of Cuba.
1982 – Socialist majority in the first Parliament of Spain and Felipe Gonzalez elected Prime Minister.
1989 – Vishwanath Pratap Singh became the seventh Prime Minister of the country.
1995 – Nick Leeson, the famous person of Barings Bank scandal, was sentenced to six and a half years imprisonment by the Singapore court.
1999 – Private sector investment in the insurance sector in India was approved.
2002 – 219 people were safely rescued from a burning passenger ship ‘Widstar’ in Bora-Bora Island in the Pacific Ocean.
2003 – The Hague-based United Nations War Crimes Court found former Bosnian Serb military commander Momir Nikolic guilty of the 1995 Srbenica massacre and sentenced him to 27 years in prison.
2005 – The Government of Pakistan enacted a law to ban the publication of education and literature by madrassas that spread religious hatred and inspire terrorism.
2006 – 208 people died and 261 people were injured due to volcanic debris falling in the Philippines.
2007 – Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf banned protests and rallies in the country in view of the proposed elections on January 8.
2008 – Punjab National Bank cuts FCNR interest rates.
1984 – The Bhopal Gas Tragedy, one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, occurs. A leak of methyl isocyanate gas from a Union Carbide pesticide plant kills over 15,000 people and injures hundreds of thousands more. Due to this tragedy, December 2nd is observed as National Pollution Control Day in India.
1946 – The Constituent Assembly of India adopts the Constitution of India, which comes into effect on January 26, 1950, making India a republic.

World History on December 2

1823 – The Monroe Doctrine is declared by U.S. President James Monroe. The doctrine states that the Western Hemisphere is closed to further European colonization and that the United States will oppose any attempts by European powers to interfere in the affairs of the Americas.
1851 – French President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte overthrows the Second Republic in a coup d’état.
1852 – Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of the French as Napoleon III.
1942 – The Manhattan Project, the top-secret project to develop an atomic bomb, achieves its first successful nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago under the leadership of Enrico Fermi.
1993 – Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot and killed by Colombian security forces.


1886 – Baba Raghavdas – was a famous public servant and saint of Uttar Pradesh.
1963 – Shiva Ayyadurai – famous Indian-American scientist.
1901 – Pitambar Dutt Barthwal – Associate of famous Hindi litterateur and scholar Acharya Ramchandra Shukla.
1937 – Manohar Joshi, famous politician, former Lok Sabha Speaker
1912 – B. Nagi Reddy, famous producer-director of South Indian cinema
1939 – Achala Nagar, famous film screenwriter
1855 – Narayan Ganesh Chandavarkar – was the President of the Indian National Congress.


1969 – Kliment Voroshilov – was the President of the Soviet Union.
1918 – Gurudas Banerjee – India’s leading educationist.
2014 – Deven Verma – Famous comedian of Hindi cinema.
2014 – AR Antulay – Indian politician and 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
2012 – Preeti Ganguly – was a Hindi cinema character actress.
1996 – Marri Chenna Reddy – General Secretary of the Provincial Congress Committee and P.C.C. Member of the Working Committee for 30 years.

Important Occasions and Celebrations

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
national pollution control day
International Computer Literacy Day

Date Wise More Events of December Month

1 December17 December
2 December18 December
3 December19 December
4 December20 December
5 December21 December
6 December22 December
7 December23 December
8 December24 December
9 December25 December
10 December26 December
11 December27 December
12 December28 December
13 December29 December
14 December30 December
15 December31 December
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