Historical Events for 2nd December 2018

1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of France in Paris
1954 – Taiwan (ROC) and US sign the Mutual Defense Treaty, preventing Mainland China (PRC) from taking Taiwan between 1955-1979
1969 – Two years after doubling its size from six to 12, the NHL announces 2 new teams would be joining the League the following year; Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks
1972 – 37th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-16 in Birmingham
1976 РFidel Castro becomes President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado
1984 – Australian Test cricket spin bowler Bob Holland takes a career best 9-83 for NSW in the Sheffield Shield match against South Australia in Sydney
1988 – UN votes 151-2 (Israel and US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Great Britain abstains
1992 – WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in NYC
1997 – MCI Center opens in Washington, D.C., Wizards vs SuperSonics
2008 – Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat resigns after the 2008 Thailand political crisis

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