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 .



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