December 2

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  • 1703: Real World - The Great Storm of 1703 ends, having claimed several thousand lives.
  • 1930: Real World - President Herbert Hoover goes before Congress to request a $150 million public-works program, intended to generate jobs and stimulate economic recovery.
  • 1942: Real World - A team led by Enrico Fermi create the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago.
  • 1954: Real World - Senator Joseph McCarthy's tactics and actions are condemned by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1972: Real World - Gough Whitlam elected Prime Minister of Australia, and immediately pulls all Australian troops out of Vietnam.
  • 1982: Real World - Barney Clark becomes the first human to receive a permanent artificial heart, extending his life for 112 days.
  • 1988: Real World - Benazir Bhutto, is sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to lead an Islamic state.
  • 1999: Real World - The Northern Ireland Executive assumes full political power from the United Kingdom.

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