What happened this day in history December 1

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 336th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 18, 2024 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,733,011,200 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 ‘trihectatriacontahexagon’ day.

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 59 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 4,363 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 1 Historical Events

  • 800
    Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.
  • 1826
    French philhellene Charles Nicolas Fabvier forces his way through the Turkish cordon and ascends the Acropolis of Athens, which had been under siege.
  • 1913
    The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.
  • 1959
    Cold War: Opening date for signature of the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent.
  • 1964
    Malawi, Malta and Zambia join the United Nations.
  • 1965
    The Border Security Force is formed in India as a special force to guard the borders.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.
  • 1973
    Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia.
  • 1975
    Lambda Theta Phi - The first Latino fraternity is established in New Jersey.
  • 1989
    Cold War: East Germany’s parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the communist party the leading role in the state.

Who were born on December 1?

  • 1925
    Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1955
    Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress
  • 1959
    Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1961
    Armin Meiwes, German cannibal
  • 1962
    Joe Quesada, American comic book writer
  • 1962
    Sylvie Daigle, Canadian speed skater
  • 1970
    Jouko Ahola, Finnish strongman
  • 1971
    John Schlimm, American author
  • 1980
    Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricketer
  • 1986
    DeSean Jackson, American football player

Who died on December 1?

  • 1767
    Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (b. 1710)
  • 1916
    Charles de Foucauld, French religious figure (b. 1858)
  • 1923
    Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (b. 1836)
  • 1973
    David Ben-Gurion, Israeli statesman (b. 1886)
  • 1991
    George Joseph Stigler, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (b. 1911)
  • 1996
    Peter Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1928)
  • 1997
    Endicott Peabody, American politician (b. 1920)
  • 2001
    Ellis R Dungan, American-born Indian film director (b. 1909)
  • 2003
    Clark Kerr, American academic (b. 1911)
  • 2007
    Anton Rodgers, British actor (b. 1933)

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