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World This Day in History: Dec. 2

07:50  02 december  2020
07:50  02 december  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

Cliff Williams: I hope Malcolm Young is 'looking down' on AC/DC

  Cliff Williams: I hope Malcolm Young is 'looking down' on AC/DC Cliff Williams hopes the late Malcolm Young is “looking down” on AC/DC and “liking” their new record, which they released last week "with Malcolm in mind".The rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and songwriter was one of the co-founders of AC/DC, and after he sadly passed away in 2017, the group - including Malcolm’s brother Angus Young and his nephew Stevie Young, as well as Cliff, Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd - decided to come together to record a new album, titled ‘Power Up’, “with Malcolm in mind”.

On this day , Dec . 2 … 2001: In one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in U.S. history , Enron files for Chapter 11 protection. 2015: A couple loyal to Islamic State opened fire at a holiday banquet for public employees in San Bernardino, Calif., killing 14 people and wounding 21 others before dying in a

Historical events for the 2 nd of December . See what famous, interesting and notable events happened throughout history on December 2 . 1932 Australia ends Day 1 of controversial 'Bodyline' cricket series v England at 290/6 in Sydney; Stan McCabe 127no (finishes at 187no); notorious England fast

On this day, Dec. 2 …

1954: The U.S. Senate passes, 67-22, a resolution condemning Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., saying he had “acted contrary to senatorial ethics and tended to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.”

Also on this day:

  • 1823: President James Monroe outlines his doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.
  • 1859: Militant abolitionist John Brown is hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry the previous October.
  • 1859: Artist Georges-Pierre Seurat is born in Paris.
  • 1927: Ford Motor Co. unveils its Model A automobile that replaces its Model T.
  • 1939: New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field (later LaGuardia Airport) goes into operation as an airliner from Chicago lands at one minute past midnight.
  • 1942: An artificially created, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is demonstrated for the first time at the University of Chicago.
  • 1957: The Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first full-scale commercial nuclear facility in the U.S., begins operations. (The reactor would cease operating in 1982.)
  • 1970: The newly created Environmental Protection Agency opens its doors under its first director, William D. Ruckelshaus.
  • 1982: In the first operation of its kind, doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center implant a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Dr. Barney Clark, who would live 112 days with the device.
  • 1993: Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot to death by security forces in Medellin.
  • 2001: In one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in U.S. history, Enron files for Chapter 11 protection.
  • 2015: A couple loyal to Islamic State opens fire at a holiday banquet for public employees in San Bernardino, Calif., killing 14 people and wounding 21 others before dying in a shootout with police.
  • 2017: ABC News suspends investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for an erroneous report about President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn. (Ross had reported that then-candidate Trump had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians; Ross clarified the report hours later, saying that his source now said Trump had not done so as a candidate, but as president-elect.) Ross would leave the network in 2018.

Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin announced The Hanukkah Sessions covers celebration .
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin have announced 'The Hanukkah Session!', a covers project to celebrate Jewish musicians this holiday.The Foo Fighters frontman and studio wizard have decided to celebrate the Jewish holiday - which takes place between December 10 and December 18 - in an “extra-special” way this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, by recording eight covers of songs by famous Jewish musicians.

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