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It happened on a… December 2

2020

The UK becomes the first western country to authorize a vaccine for COVID-19, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

2019

FIFA Ballon d’Or: Barcelona striker Lionel Messi wins his record sixth award. He will add a seventh in 2021.

2014

Stephen Hawking claims that Artificial Intelligence could be a “threat to mankind” and spell the end of the human race.

2013

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, 2nd film in the Hobbit series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Los Angeles

2003

US reality show “The Simple Life” with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie premieres on Fox.

1995

Patrick Roy resigns from the Montreal Canadiens; suspended the following day by General Manager Réjean Houle; later traded to Colorado Avalanche.

1985

Robert Bourassa, with the slogan ‘la force de l’expérience’, leads the Liberals back to power in Quebec after 9 years of PQ rule.

1969

The Boeing 747 jumbo jet got its first public preview from Seattle, WA, to New York City, NY.

1941

Japanese Marshal Admiral Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor.

1933

Fred Astaire’s 1st film, “Dancing Lady”, released.

1927

1st Model A Ford sold, for $385.

1804

Napoleon was crowned emperor of France at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.

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