This Day in History!

  • 2nd December, 1962: Vietnam War! After a trip toVietnam at the request of John F. Kennedy, US Senate Majority Leader, Mike Mansfield becomes the first American official not to make an official optimistic remark about the war!
  • 2nd December, 1971:Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah,Dubai and Umm Al Quwain form theUnited Arab Emirates!
  • 2nd December, 1982: At the University of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart!
  • 2nd December, 1988: Benazir Bhutto was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. She became the first woman to head the Government of an Islam dominated state!
  • 2nd December, 1993: Space Shuttle Program, STS-61 – NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope
  • 2nd December, 1999: The United Kingdom devolves political power inNorthern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive!
  • 2nd December, 2008: The Thi Prime Minister, Somchai Wongsawat resigns after the 2008 Thailand Political Crisis!