Browsing: December 2

A Brief History December 2nd is a key date in French history.  On this day in 1804, at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years.  The next year, on December 2, 1805, French troops under Napoleon Bonaparte defeated a joint Russo-Austrian force at the Battle of Austerlitz during the Napoleonic Wars.  Less than fifty years later, on December 2, 1851, French President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte overthrew the Second Republic.  Then, on December 2, 1852, Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte became Emperor of the French as Napoleon III.  The article presents a timeline…

A Brief History On December 2, 1993, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was shot (through the ears!) and officially killed in Medellín by Colombian National Police, although his brothers claim the death was a suicide. Digging Deeper In 1993, the second of December was a bloody day of victory for international law enforcement.  That day marked the end of Pablo Escobar (aka: Pablo Emillio Escobar Gaviria), the head of the Medellin drug cartel and the second worst (best) money launderer in human history. Born December 1, 1949, Escobar started a long criminal career by stealing grave stones, running a variety…