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 This day in History - December 2
363 Historic Events for December 2
1988

STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)

Event
1988

UN votes 151-2 (Isr and US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Brit abstains

Event
1988

"Naked Gun" premieres, a movie based on TV's "Police Squad"

Event
1988

5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet, surrender in Israel

Event
1988

Edward EMG baron Downpatrick, grandson of English prince Edward

Birth
1989

55th Heisman Trophy Award: Andre Ware, Houston (QB)

Event
1989

Vishwanath Pratap Singh sworn in as president of India

Event
1989

KHJ-TV in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KCAL-TV

Event
1990

1st parlimentary election in newly reunified Germany

Event
1990

1st time 12 people in space

Event
1990

79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2)

Event
1990

Aaron Copeland, composer (Fanfare for Common Man), dies at 90

Death
1990

Robert Cummings, actor (Love that Bob), dies of kidney failure at 82

Death
1990

Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Event
1990

US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit

Event
1991

Muslim Shites release American held in Lebanon hostage Joseph Cicippio

Event
1991

Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with NY Mets

Event
1992

Loek Elfferich, Dutch journalist/historian (Treason in Rotterdam), die

Death
1992

Gary Mascaro, choreographer, dies at 43

Death
1992

WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in NYC

Event
1993

Pablo Escobar Gaviria, Colombian drug baron, shot to death at 44

Death
1993

Houston Rockets tie NBA record of 15-0 start

Event
1993

A Websters musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in LA

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1993

Dow-Jones hits record 3702.11

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1993

Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), launches

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