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Daily Calendar for Saturday, December 2, 2023

Born

  • Jean-Charles Chapais (statesman) –
  • Charles Ringling (circus owner) –
  • Charles E. Bennett (In God We Trust” promoter”) –
  • Julie Harris (actress) –
  • Lucy Liu (actress) –
  • Monica Seles (tennis player) –
  • Nelly Furtado (singer & songwriter) –
  • Britney Spears (singer) –
  • Aaron Rogers (football player) –

Died

  • Jane Means Appleton Pierce (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Desi Arnaz (actor) –
  • Aaron Copland (composer) –

Events

  • Touro Synagogue, oldest in the United States, was dedicated in Newport, Rhode Island–
  • Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned French Emperor Napoleon I of France–
  • First T. Eaton Co. Santa Claus parade, in Toronto, Ontario–
  • Ambrose Small sold Canadian chain of theaters and disappeared the next day–
  • First controlled, self-sustained nuclear chain reaction–
  • The first televised human birth was transmitted on 49 NBC network stations–
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency began operation–
  • First unmanned landing on Mars, by USSR Mars 3–
  • Cowhide-made baseballs first accepted for use by Major League Baseball–
  • First pizza party in space took place on the International Space Station–

Weather

  • A late-season tornado killed four people in Illinois–

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