A to Z This Day in World History | December 2nd

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Here are some major historical events that occurred on December 2:

1852: The French author Victor Hugo published his classic novel “Les MisĂ©rables.”

1942: The first controlled nuclear chain reaction was successfully conducted at the University of Chicago as part of the Manhattan Project, a significant development in the development of nuclear weapons.

1954: The United States Senate voted to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy for his conduct during investigations of alleged Communist activities in the U.S. government, bringing an end to McCarthyism.

1971: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was formed as a federation of six emirates, including Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

1982: At the University of Utah, Barney Clark became the first human to receive a permanent artificial heart.

1993: Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was killed in a shootout with police in MedellĂ­n.

2001: Enron Corporation, one of the world’s largest energy trading companies, filed for bankruptcy amid a massive accounting scandal.

2001: The United States and Russia agreed to reduce their nuclear weapons stockpiles under the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT).

2015: A terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, left 14 people dead and 22 injured.

These are just a few examples, and there are undoubtedly many more events that have occurred on December 2 throughout history.

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