Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 2

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This is a list of selected December 2 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled December 2, 2018 featured article or the December 2, 2018 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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National Day in Laos (1975) and the United Arab Emirates (1971) United Arab Emirates and Laos: refimprove section
1409Leipzig University in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, one of the oldest universities in Europe, was established. refimprove section, citation style
1763 – The Touro Synagogue, the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America, was formally dedicated. refimprove section
1848Franz Joseph became Emperor of Austria. refimprove section
1852 – On the one-year anniversary of his dissolution of the Second French Republic, Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte declared himself Emperor of the French and took the name Napoleon III. unreferenced section
1908 – Two-year-old Puyi became Emperor of China, the last one before the Republic of China was declared in 1912. featured on February 12
1920 – The Treaty of Alexandropol, a peace treaty between the Democratic Republic of Armenia and the Grand National Assembly of Turkey ending the Turkish Invasion of Armenia, was signed before the declaration of the Republic of Turkey. short
1942 – The Manhattan Project: Scientists led by Enrico Fermi initiated the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in the experimental nuclear reactor Chicago Pile-1. TFA for 2017
1975 – The Pathet Lao overthrew the royalist government in Vientiane, forcing King Savang Vatthana to abdicate, and established the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Pathet Lao: refimprove; Laos: refimprove
1999 – The United Kingdom devolved political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive. refimprove section
2008Thai political crisis: The Constitutional Court of Thailand dissolved three political parties, including the governing People's Power Party, leading to the resignation of Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat. Crisis: unreferenced section; Wongsawat: fact not in article, incomplete section



December 2

Napoleon I of France
Napoleon I of France

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