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December 2


1982   The first person receives a permanent artificial heart.

1804   Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned as the first Emperor of France in a thousand years.

1823   US President James Monroe presents the Monroe Doctrine establishing American neutrality in future European conflicts.

1845   US President James K. Polk presents his Manifest Destiny that the US expand into the West.

1942   A team led by Enrico Fermi initiate the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.

2005   Microsoft's Xbox 360 is launched in Europe.

Famous Birthdays:

1863   Charles Ringling (Circus Owner)

1946   Gianni Versace (Fashion Designer)

1954   Stone Phillips (TV Journalist)

1973   Monica Seles (Tennis Player)

1981   Britney Spears (Singer)

1983   Aaron Rogers (NFL Quarterback)

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