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Once Upon A Time – December 2 – 1982 – 1st Permanent Artificial Heart Successfully Implanted In Barney Clark; Lived 112 Days With Jarvic-7 Heart

1804 – General Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of the French at the Notre Dame de Paris in a ceremony officiated by Pope Pius VII

1823 – US President James Monroe declares the “Monroe Doctrine” opposing European colonialism in the Americas, arguing any European political intervention in the New World would be a hostile act against the United States

1845 – US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West, a widely held belief termed “manifest destiny” by newspaper editor John O’Sullivan

1929 – First skull of Peking man found in the caves of Zhoukoudian, 50 km outside of Peking, China. Later dated roughly 750,000 years old.

1976 – Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado

More Historical Events

December 2 In Film & Tv

1952 – First human birth televised to public on KOA-TV Denver, Colorado

December 2 In Music

1883 – Johannes Brahms’ “3rd Symphony in F” premieres with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

December 2 In Sport

1907 – Association of Football Players’ and Trainers’ Union (English Professional Football Players’ Association) is formed by Charlie Roberts and Billy Meredith in Manchester, England

More Facts

1982 – 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart

1927 – 1st Model A Ford sold, for $385

Famous Weddings

1886 – 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt (28) weds second wife Edith Kermit Carow (25) in London

1926 – Film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock (27) weds director Alma Reville (27) at Brompton Oratory in London

1933 – 1st transatlantic telephone wedding (Bertil Clason-Sigrid Carlson)

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