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 2020 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, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,606,780,800 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.

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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 73 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 2,902 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 1 Historical Events

  • 1913
    The Buenos Aires Subway, the first underground railway system in the southern hemisphere and in Latin America, begins operation.
  • 1918
    The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.
  • 1925
    World War I aftermath: The final Locarno Treaty is signed in London, establishing post-war territorial settlements.
  • 1960
    Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
  • 1966
    The first Gävle goat, an annual Swedish Yule Goat tradition, is first erected in Gävle.
  • 1973
    Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia.
  • 1976
    Angola joins the United Nations.
  • 1984
    NASA conducts the Controlled Impact Demonstration, wherein an airliner was deliberately crashed in order to test technologies and gather data to help improve survivability of airplane crashes.
  • 1989
    1989 Philippine coup attempt: The right-wing military rebel Reform the Armed Forces Movement attempts to oust Philippine President Corazon Aquino in a failed bloody coup d'état.
  • 2001
    Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA’s purchase by American Airlines.

Who were born on December 1?

  • 1910
    Alicia Markova, English ballerina (d. 2004)
  • 1937
    Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American mezzo-soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1948
    Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian
  • 1950
    Filippos Petsalnikos, Greek politician
  • 1961
    Jeremy Northam, English actor
  • 1962
    Joe Quesada, American comic book writer
  • 1974
    Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, American keyboardist (The Mars Volta)
  • 1982
    Lloyd Doyley, English footballer
  • 1986
    DeSean Jackson, American football player
  • 2001
    Aiko, Princess Toshi, Japanese royalty

Who died on December 1?

  • 1581
    Edmund Campion, English Jesuit (b. 1540)
  • 1581
    Ralph Sherwin, English Catholic saint (b. 1550)
  • 1602
    Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese warlord (b. 1582)
  • 1750
    Johan Gabriel Doppelmayr, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1671)
  • 1825
    Tsar Alexander I of Russia (b. 1777)
  • 1997
    Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (b. 1908)
  • 1998
    Freddie Young, British cinematographer (b. 1902)
  • 2001
    Ellis R Dungan, American-born Indian film director (b. 1909)
  • 2007
    Anton Rodgers, British actor (b. 1933)
  • 2010
    Hillard Elkins, American theatre and film producer (b. 1929)

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