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Notable Historical Events for December 2nd

1823President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine"

1990Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

1968Pres Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor

1961Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, & will lead Cuba to Communism

1985Chicago Bears' head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan come to blows on the sideline in a loss to the Miami Dolphins, Chicago's only loss of the season

1964Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed

1804Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris

1978Neil Diamond & Barbra Striesand's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" hits #1

1896Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die versunkene Glocke" premieres in Berlin

1985NFL QB legends Dan Marino and John Elway face each other for the first time, a 30-26 victory for the Dolphins (Marino 390 yards and 3 touchdowns)

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Notable Birthdays on December 2nd

1859Georges Seurat, Paris France, post-impressionist painter (Grande Jatte), (d. 1891)

1946Gianni Versace, Reggio Calabria, Italy, fashion designer (Versace), (d. 1997)

1981Britney Spears, Kentwood, Louisiana, singer and popstar ("Baby One More Time," "Oops! ...I did it again" and "I'm A Slave 4 U")

1973Monica Seles, Novi Sad Yugoslavia, tennis star (US Open 1992)

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Notable Weddings on December 2nd

1965Comedian Tony Hancock (40) weds publicist Freddie Ross (35)

188626th US President Theodore Roosevelt (28) weds second wife Edith Kermit Carow (25) in London

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Notable Deaths on December 2nd

1859John Brown, US abolitionist (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59

1993Pablo Escobar Gaviria, Colombian drug baron, shot to death at 44

1990Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Fanfare for Common Man), dies at 90

1547Hernán Cortés, Spanish Conquistador who defeated the Aztec Empire, dies of pleurisy at 61/62

1814Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and writer (Justine), dies at 74. The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name.

1986Desi Arnaz, actor (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy), dies at 69 of lung cancer

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