Year: 2019

Historical Events for 2nd December 2019

1813 – Prince Willem Frederik accepts constitutional monarchy
1933 – Fred Astaire’s 1st film, “Dancing Lady”, released
1957 – Pacific Coast League franchises forced to relocate when Dodgers and Giants confirm their move to California for 1958 MLB season; Hollywood Stars move from LA to Salt Lake City; LA Angels move to Spokane, and San Francisco Seals transfer to Phoenix
1961 – CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: A 6th title for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers; beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-14
1963 – First Dutch rocket launched, reaches height of 10 km
1963 – MLB Rules Committee bans oversized catcher’s mitts; rule effective only in 1965
1971 – Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah and Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates
1980 – 4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador
1991 – Australia routs India by 10 wickets in the 1st cricket Test in Brisbane; first Test to be officiated by a match referee; former…