(Saturday, December 2, 1995) — “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey featuring Boyz II Men peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for 16 weeks (Dec. 2/9/16/23/30, 1995, Jan. 6/13/20/27, Feb. 3/10/17/24, Mar. 2/9/16, 1996), the longest running number one song on the chart. It was Carey’s tenth of 18 number one hits on the chart (1990-2008) and Boyz II Men’s fourth of five number one hits on the chart (1992-1997).
Video: 'Secret War in Laos Documentary Film: Laotian Civil War and U.S. Government Involvement'
(Tuesday, December 2, 1975) — The 22-year Laotian Civil War ended today as Laos came under full communist control today when the 19-month-old coalition government fell to Pathet Lao leader Prince Souphanouvong, establishing the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos.
Video: 'NASA/ESA SOHO - Launch, December 2, 1995'
(Saturday, December 2, 1995, 3:08 a.m. EST) — NASA today launched the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint project of the United States and the European Space Agency, on a $1 billion mission to study the sun and interplanetary space.