Wednesday, the 2nd of December 2015 is the 336th day in 2015 and in the 49th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 2, 2015 in the World
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is a yearly event on December 2, organized by the United Nations General Assembly. The Day was first celebrated in 1986.
This day marks the anniversary of the United Nations adopting the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and the Exploitation of Others, in 1949. Slavery still exists today, in a number of different forms, and over 1 million children are trafficked each year for cheap labour or sexual exploitation.
Where is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery?
National Day of the United Arab Emirates
December 2, 2015 in United Arab Emirates
National Day of the United Arab Emirates takes place on December 02, 2015. National Day each year in the United Arab Emirates for two days or more (mostly on the 2nd and 3rd December). It marks the UAE’s formal nationalization from the British Protectorate Treaties which ended on December,1,1971 and the eventual unification of the seven emirates in 1971 which combined to form the modern-day country. One of the rare places that one can witness the harmonious existence of tradition and modernity together, Dubai is a destination well worth visiting. Boasting a vivacious nightlife, , a myriad of unique recreational activities and breathtaking vistas of the cityscape, one can only imagine how amazing the atmosphere of the metropolis must be on its National Day Festival.
Where is National Day of the United Arab Emirates?
Nationwide United Arab Emirates
National Fritters Day
December 2, 2015 in the USA
Fritters are delicious fried cakes filled with fruit or meat. They can be served as a snack, side dish, dessert, or even the main course! There’s actually not much difference between pancake and fritter batter. They are both made with the same ingredients. It is only once fruit or meat is dipped into the raw batter and then fried that it actually becomes a fritter.
The first historical record of the fritter dates back to 1665. Samuel Pepys, an Englishman who served as a Member of Parliament during the English Restoration period, noted in his diary that he would be enjoying some fritters before Lent!
To celebrate National Fritter Day, try making your own tasty fritters to enjoy!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 2nd December:
1697 – St Paul’s Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren is consecrated for use (the previous building was destroyed in the Great Fire of London)
1802 – Britain sells Suriname to the Netherlands
1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris
1823 – President James Monroe declares his “Monroe Doctrine”, a US foreign policy regarding Latin America
1851 – French President Charles Louis Bonaparte in a Coup d’etat overthrows the Second Republic establishing himself as Emperor
1899 – US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them
1901 – King Camp Gillette begins selling safety razor blades
1908 – Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two
1927 – First Model A Fords sold, for $385
1927 – Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black announces to the Geological Society of China that the ancient human fossils from Zhoukoudian, China are a new species which he has named ‘Sinanthropus pekinensis’ (now known as ‘Homo erectus’)
1929 – First skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien
1941 – US Naval Intelligence ceases bugging Japanese consul
1942 – World’s 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction occurs in Chicagi Pile-1 (world’s 1st nuclear reactor) at the University of Chicago, overseen by Enrico Fermi
1959 – Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus
1961 – Fidel Castro declares he’s a Marxist & will lead Cuba to Communism
1971 – United Arab Emirates (Trucial States) declares independence from UK
1971 – Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates
1975 – Laos king Sisavang Vatthana resigns, Lao People’s Democratic Republic founded (National Day)
1982 – 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
1990 – First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany
1999 – The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive