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Calendar for December 2nd, 2013

Independence Day (United Arab Emirates)

1763: Touro Synagogue, oldest in the United States, was dedicated in Newport, Rhode Island

1804: Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned French Emperor Napoleon I of France

Born 1863: Charles Ringling (circus owner)

Died 1863: Jane Means Appleton Pierce (U.S. First Lady)

Born 1910: Charles E. Bennett ("In God We Trust" promoter)

1919: Ambrose Small sold Canadian chain of theaters and disappeared the next day

Born 1925: Julie Harris (actress)

1946: First controlled, self-sustained nuclear chain reaction

1952: The first televised human birth was transmitted on 49 NBC network stations

Born 1968: Lucy Liu (actress)

1970: The United States Environmental Protection Agency began operation

Born 1973: Monica Seles (tennis player)

1974: Cowhide-made baseballs first accepted for use by Major League Baseball

Born 1978: Nelly Furtado (singer & songwriter)

Born 1981: Britney Spears (singer)

Died 1986: Desi Arnaz (actor)

Died 1990: Aaron Copland (composer)

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