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This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on December 1? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 1: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 1 is the 335th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 18, 2015 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,448,928,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontapentagon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 69 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,075 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 1 Historical Events

  • 1918
    The Kingdom of Iceland becomes a sovereign state, yet remains a part of the Danish kingdom.
  • 1965
    The Border Security Force is formed in India as a special force to guard the borders.
  • 1975
    Lambda Theta Phi - The first Latino fraternity is established in New Jersey.
  • 1976
    Angola joins the United Nations.
  • 1988
    Benazir Bhutto is appointed Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Who were born on December 1?

  • 1933
    Lou Rawls, American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1949
    Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord (d. 1993)
  • 1954
    Annette Haven, American pornographic actress
  • 1959
    Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
  • 1966
    Katherine LaNasa, American actress

Who died on December 1?

  • 1723
    Susanna Centlivre, English dramatist and actress (b. 1667)
  • 1865
    Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (b. 1796)
  • 1964
    J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (b. 1892)
  • 1989
    Alvin Ailey, American dancer, choreographer (b. 1931)
  • 2005
    Mary Hayley Bell, English dramatist, wife of Sir John Mills (b. 1911)

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