Wow December 2 is a huge day for history!
1409 – The University of Leipzig opens.
1804 – At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years.
1852- Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of the French (Napoleon III)
1917 – An armistice is signed between Russia and the Central Powers at Brest-Litovsk and peace talks leading to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk began
1947- Riots break out in Jerusalem in response to the approval of the 1947 UN Partition Plan.
1954- Red Scare: The United States Senate votes 65 to 22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.”
1999- The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.