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December 2nd marks a day of diverse global and national observances, where the world comes together to raise awareness about significant issues and celebrate the unique aspects of culture and history.

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Interesting Facts of December 2nd

  1. 1. Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself Emperor of the French at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on December 2, 1804, in a lavish ceremony that established him as Napoleon I, marking the start of his reign over the French Empire.
  2. 2. The United Arab Emirates was established on December 2, 1971. The federation of seven emirates was formally created and Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became the union's first president.
  3. 3. Barney Clark became the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart on December 2, 1982. The operation took place at the University of Utah Medical Center.
  4. 4. Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was shot and killed by Colombian National Police in his hometown of Medellín on December 2, 1993, after being on the run for 16 months following his escape from La Catedral prison.
  5. 5. Energy trading company Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on December 2, 2001, in one of the most infamous corporate failures in American history, prompted by an accounting scandal involving widespread corporate fraud and corruption.