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 This day in History - December 2
363 Historic Events for December 2
1924

Jonathan Frid, actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows)

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1924

Alexander Haig Jr, Bala-Cynwyd Pa, US Sec of State (1981-82)/General

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1924

British-German trade agreement signed

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1925

Julie Harris, Grosse Pt Mich, actress (Bell Jar, East of Eden)

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1925

Julio Garreta, composer, dies at 50

Death
1927

1st Model A Fords sold, for $385

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1928

Cardinals 1B Jim Bottomley is voted NL MVP

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1929

1st skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien

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1929

Jaap Boersma, Dutch minister for Social Affairs (ARP)

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1929

Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orch)

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1929

Lowell North, Springfield Mass, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968)

Birth
1931

Edwin Meese III, prude, US attorney General (1985-88)

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1931

Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent D'indy, French count/composer, dies at 80

Death
1932

"Adv of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network

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1933

1st transatlantic telephone wedding (Bertil Clason-Sigrid Carlson)

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1933

Fred Astaire's 1st film, "Dancing Lady," released

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1933

Josef Gruber, composer, dies at 78

Death
1934

5.08-m (200") Mt Palomar Observatory mirror is cast

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1935

Albert Kessel, 1st to die in Calif gas chamber

Death
1935

Jurg Wyttenbach, composer

Birth
1936

Peter Michael Braun, composer

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1937

Brian Lumley, England, sci-fi author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech)

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1939

British Imperial Airways and British Airways merge to form BOAC

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1939

NY's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight

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1940

Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)

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