To­day in his­tory

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

On Dec. 2, 1804, Napoleon was crowned em­peror of France.

In 1823 Pres­i­dent James Mon­roe out­lined his doc­trine op­pos­ing Eu­ro­pean ex­pan­sion in the Western Hemi­sphere.

In 1939 New York’s La Guardia Air­port be­gan op­er­a­tions as an air­liner from Chicago landed at 1 minute past mid­night.

In 1942 a self-sus­tain­ing nu­clear chain re­ac­tion was demon­strated for the first time, at the Univer­sity of Chicago.

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