December 2

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.



1816 – The Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, the first savings bank in the United States, opened for business.

1823 – President James Monroe outlined his doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.

1901 – Gillette patented the KC Gillette Razor. It was first razor to feature a permanent handle and disposable double-edge razor blades.

1927 – After 19 years of Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveiled the Model A automobile — the successor to the Model T

1939 – New York’s La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago, IL, landed at 12:01 am.

1942 – A self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated by Dr. Enrico Fermi and his staff at the University of Chicago.

1949 – Gene Autry’s song “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” hit the record charts.

1962 – Breast implants were invented by a Texas doctor.

1969 – The Boeing 747 jumbo jet got its first public preview as 191 people flew from Seattle, WA, to New York, NY. Most of the passengers were reporters and photographers.

1969 – Jeannie” and Major Nelson got married on TV’s “I Dream of Jeannie”.

1970 – The Environmental Protection Agency began operations.

1976 – Fidel Castro became President of Cuba.

1982 – In the first operation of its kind, doctors at the University of Utah implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of a retired dentist named Barney Clark. He lived 112 days with the device.

1983 – MTV aired Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video for the first time.

1988 – The movie “Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad”, starring Leslie Neilsen, premiered in theaters.

1991 – American Joseph Cicippio is released by kidnappers after five years of captivity in Lebanon.

1993 – The Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-61) blasted off on a mission to fix the Hubble Space Telescope.

1994 – “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss was convicted in Los Angeles, CA of three counts of pandering.

1994 – The U.S. government agreed not to seek a recall of allegedly fire-prone General Motors pickup trucks. Instead, GM agrees to spend more than $51 million on safety research.

1995 – NASA launched a U.S.-European observatory on a $1 billion mission intended to study the sun.

1997 – The movie “Good Will Hunting”, starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Robin Williams, premiered in theaters.

1998 – Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates donated $100 million to help immunize children in developing countries.

2001 – Enron Corp. filed for Chapter 11 reorganization. The filing came five days after Dynegy walked away from a $8.4 billion buyout. It was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

2010 – NASA announced the discovery of a new arsenic-based life form.

2013 – The animated TV series “Rick and Morty” debuted on Adult Swim.

2020 – Cannabis was removed from the list of most dangerous drugs of the international drug control treaty by the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs.



Edwin Meese III – 92 years old (1931) – U.S. Attorney General (1985–1988)

Tom McGuinness – 82 years old (1941) – Guitarist, singer (Manfred Mann, The Blues Band)

Cathy Lee Crosby – 79 years old (1944) – Actress, TV host (TV’s “That’s Incredible!”)

Keith Szarabajka – 71 years old (1952) – Actor (TV’s “The Equalizer”, “Angel”, “Golden Years”, “The Dark Knight”)

Dan Butler – 69 years old (1954) – Actor (TV’s “Frasier”)

Stone Phillips – 69 years old (1954) – Broadcast journalist (TV’s “Dateline NBC”)

Dennis Christopher – 68 years old (1955) – Actor (“Breaking Away”, “Fade to Black”, “Chariots of Fire”, “Django Unchained”)

Steven Bauer – 67 years old (1956) – Actor (TV’s “Ray Donovan”, “Breaking Bad”, movies “Traffic”, “Thief of Hearts”, “Scarface”)

Rick Savage – 63 years old (1960) – Bass player (Def Leppard)

Lucy Liu – 55 years old (1968) – Actress (“Lucky Number Slevin”, “Kill Bill: Vol. 1”, “Charlie’s Angels”, TV’s “Elementary”, “Dirty Sexy Money”, “Ally McBeal”)

Nate Mendel – 55 years old (1968) – Bass player (Foo Fighters)

Monica Seles – 50 years old (1973) – Tennis player

Nelly Furtado – 45 years old (1978) – Singer

Britney Spears – 42 years old (1981) – Singer, TV judge (TV’s “The X Factor”)

Jana Kramer – 40 years old (1983) – Country singer, actress (TV’s “One Tree Hill”). Born in Rochester Hills, MI.



Faux Fur Friday

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

National Bartender Day

National Fritters Day

National Mutt Day

Play Basketball Day

Special Education Day


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