On This Day…

  • 02 December 1823: US president James Monroe issued the Monroe Doctrine, a proclamation of opposition to European colonialism in the New World.
  • 02 December 1852: Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte established the Second French Empire, declaring himself Emperor of the French as Napoleon III.
  • 02 December 1950: Korean War: With the conclusion of the Battle of the Ch’ongch’on River, the Chinese army expelled UN forces from North Korea.
  • 02 December 1989: The Malayan Communist Party and the Malaysian government signed a peace accord to end the 21-year Communist insurgency.
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