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 This day in History - December 2
363 Historic Events for December 2
1970

Environmental Protection Agency begins (Dir: William Ruckelshaus)

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1970

Dora Paulen, German/Dutch cabaretiŠre, dies at about 72

Death
1970

Rene Pucher, Presov CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)

Birth
1970

Tippetts Opera "Knot Garden," premieres in London

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1971

Soviet Mars 3 is 1st to soft land on Mars

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1971

United Arab Emirates, (Trucial States) declares independence from UK

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1971

Zayid bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan of Abu Dhabi becomes pres of UAE

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1971

Roy van de Hill, soccer player (Roda JC)

Birth
1971

Rachel McQuillan, Merewether NSW Aust, tennis star (1989 Futures ITA)

Birth
1971

Jessie Hicks, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)

Birth
1971

Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah and Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates

Event
1972

James Willis, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)

Birth
1972

Friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies

Death
1972

Alan Henderson, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)

Birth
1972

Chris Burns, CFL tackle (Calgary Stampeders)

Birth
1972

Sunjith Somasunder, cricketer (Karnataka and India ODI opening bat 1996)

Birth
1972

Zack Crockett, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)

Birth
1972

Jos‚ Lim¢n, Mexican/US dancer (moor's pavane), dies at 64

Death
1972

"December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)

Event
1972

"Via Galactica" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 7 performances

Event
1972

60th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 13-10

Event
1972

In 1 of their worst trades Yanks get Rich McKinney for Stan Bahnsen

Event
1973

Monica Seles, Novi Sad Yugoslavia, tennis star (US Open 1992)

Birth
1973

US Air Arena opens in Landover Maryland, Bullets beat Seattle, 98-96

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1973

Capital Centre (USAir Arena) in Wash DC opens

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