History cannot give us a program for the future. Still, it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and our common humanity to better face the future. Therefore, history does not belong to us, we belong to it.
We at brag social bring you some major events on December 2, which marked history.
1409 – The University of Leipzig opened in Germany
Leipzig University, in Leipzig, is one of Germany’s oldest universities. It was renamed the Karl Marx University of Leipzig in 1953 by the communist leadership of East Germany. Frederick I, Elector of Saxony and his brother William II, Margrave of Meissen, found the university on December 2, 1409. And, it initially comprised the four faculties. The university has engaged in research and teaching for over 600 years without any interruption.
However, in 1539 Leipzig accepted the Reformation, which later penetrated the university entirely. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the university became one of Europe’s leading literary and cultural centers because of its eminent scholars and professors
1697 – St Paul’s Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, consecrated for use (Destroyed in the Great Fire of London previously).
St Paul’s Cathedral, London is the Bishop of London’s seat and the Diocese of London’s mother church. Additionally, it sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London. It is listed as a Grade I building worldwide. The present cathedral, dating from the late 17th century, was style by Sir Christopher Wren designed in the English Baroque. Its construction, completed in Wren’s lifetime, was a major rebuilding program in the City after the Great Fire of London, which happened in 1951.
On December 2, 1697, 31 years and three months after the Great Fire destroyed Old St Paul’s. However, Engineers and architectures constructed a brand new cathedral for use.
1804 – General Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of the French in a ceremony officiated by Pope Pius VII.
Napoleon Bonaparte has crowned Napoleon I, the first Frenchman to hold the emperor’s title in a thousand years, in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Moreover, Pope Pius VII gave Napoleon the crown that Europe’s 35-year-old conqueror placed on his head.
The Corsican-born Napoleon, one of the greatest military strategists in history, rapidly rose in the French Revolutionary Army ranks during the late 1790s. Although, the crowning of Napoleon took place at Notre-Dame in Paris on December 2, 1804. People chose David to record four scenes, the best-known being Napoleon Crowning Empress Josephine, now in the Louvre.
1929 – The first skull of a Peking man found in the caves of Zhoukoudian, China.
Zhoukoudian is situated 50 kilometers to the southwest of Beijing proper. It is the Peking man’s former residence, who lived here approximately 200,000 to 500,000 years ago. Since discovering a complete skull on December 2, 1929, Zhoukoudian, which was famous for its lime production, became world-famous as the “home of the Chinese ape-man.”
After establishing the People’s Republic of China, scientists and sightseers increased rapidly, and Zhoukoudian has become a great tourist attraction.