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On This Day in History - 2nd December

Birthdays

1859Georges Seurat, French painter
1885Dr George R Minot, American discoverer of a treatment for anaemia
1889Sir John Barbirolli, English conductor with the 'Halle Orchestra'
1906Peter Carl Goldmark, American inventor of the long playing record
1956Earl of Arundel and Surrey, Heir to the Duke of Norfolk
1959Gwyneth Strong, Actress; appeared in 'Only Fools And Horses'
1960Sydney Youngblood, Pop singer
1960Rick Savage, Guitarist & founder member of the group 'Def Leppard'

Events

1697The newly re-built St Pauls Cathedral was opened
1804In Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor of France
1805Lord Nelson was killed during the Battle of Trafalgar
1942The first successfull nuclear chain reaction was created by physicists, Enrico Fermi & Arthur Crompton
1982The British actor and comedian Marty Feldman died in Mexico City, aged 49
1982A 61 year old American dentist, Dr Barney Clark, was the first human to receive the worlds first artificial heart
1982The film 'Gandhi' received it's premiere in London attended by the Princess of Wales