December 2 in History
1883December 2, 1883: “3rd Symphony in F” by Johannes Brahms is performed for the first time by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Vienna Musikverein.
1907December 2, 1907:
The Association of Football Players' and Trainers' Union (later to be known as the Professional Footballers' Association) is formed in Manchester, England.
1927December 2, 1927:
The Ford Model A (1927-1931) is launched, being sold for $385.
1942December 2, 1942:
The first controlled self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in the world is conducted by a University of Chicago team of scientists led by Enrico Fermi.
1971December 2, 1971:
Six emirates come together to establish the United Arab Emirates.
1972December 2, 1972:
“Papa Was A Rolling Stone” by the Temptations tops the Billboard 100 chart.
1993December 2, 1993:
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar dies in a shootout with law enforcement officers.
1997December 2, 1997:
“Good Will Hunting”, a drama film starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Robin Williams, is released.
2001December 2, 2001:
Energy-trading company, Enron files for bankruptcy protection when stories about the company’s massive accounting fraud came to light.