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Calendar page 2023: December 2

The current calendar page for December 2, 2023:

48th calendar week, 336th day of the year

29 days until the end of the year

Astrological sign: Sagittarius

Name day: Bibiana, Luzius


2022 - The Bundestag adopts the so-called right of residence on opportunity. The bill proposed by the coalition government is intended to offer prospects in Germany to foreigners who have been living in the country for several years without secure status.

2021 - The Bundeswehr bids farewell to Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) in Berlin with a Grand Tattoo - the greatest honor the armed forces can bestow on a civilian.

2013 - China launches the unmanned spaceship "Chang'e 3" to the moon, where it lands on December 14. This makes China the third nation after the USA and the former Soviet Union to make a moon landing.

1998 - Economically dependent employees of a company are considered employees even if they are described as self-employed in the employment contract. This is decided by the Federal Court of Justice on so-called pseudo self-employment.

1993 - Special units of the Colombian police shoot the head of the Medellin drug cartel, Pablo Escobar, in his hideout in Medellin.

1988 - Benazir Bhutto (35) is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan. She is the first woman to head an Islamic state and the youngest head of government in Pakistan to date.

1893 - The GUM department store opens in Moscow. It is still considered the largest and most beautiful department store in Russia today.

1848 - Emperor Franz Joseph I begins his reign in Austria at the age of 18, which lasts almost 68 years until his death.

1823 - President James Monroe explains the principles of American foreign policy to the US Congress. The principles become known as the Monroe Doctrine. It describes the neutrality and policy of non-intervention in European affairs and in return demands no interference by Europeans on the American continent.


1973 - Jan Ullrich (50), German cyclist, overall Tour de France winner 1997, Olympic road race champion in Sydney 2000, Sportsman of the Year 1997 and 2003

1973 - Monica Seles (50), American tennis player, nine Grand Slam titles, 178 weeks at the top of the world rankings

1948 - Christine Westermann (75), German journalist and presenter ("Zimmer frei!")

1948 - T.C. Boyle (75), American writer ("Water Music", "World's End", "Dr. Sex")

1923 - Maria Callas, Greek-American opera singer, soprano, one of the most important singers of the 20th century, died 1977


2020 - Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician, President of France 1974-1981, born 1926

2003 - Ignaz Kiechle, German politician (CSU), Federal Minister of Agriculture 1983-1993, born 1930