2 December It Happened Today
1547 Death of the conquistador Hernan Cortes.
1814 Death of the Marquis de Sade.
1859 The American abolitionist John Brown is hanged for treason.
1901 King Camp Gillette markets the first safety razor.
1927 The Ford Motor Company unveils the Model A as successor to the Model T.
2001 US energy firm Enron files for bankruptcy .