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 2019 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, 2019 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,575,158,400 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 55 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 2,536 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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December 1 Historical Events
The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.
Transylvania unites with Romania, following the incorporation of Bessarabia (March 27) and Bukovina (November 28), thus concluding the Great Union.
Taman Shud Case: The body of an unidentified man is found in Adelaide, Australia; involving an undetectable poison and a secret code in a very rare book, the case remains unsolved and is “one of Australia’s most profound mysteries”.
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.
Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.
The first Gävle goat, an annual Swedish Yule Goat tradition, is first erected in Gävle.
Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.
A Yugoslavian Inex Adria Aviopromet DC-9 crashes in Corsica killing all 180 people on board.
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.
Benazir Bhutto is appointed Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Who were born on December 1?
Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner, Scottish noble (d. 2010)
Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
Chuck Low, American actor
Sandy Nelson, American drummer
Joe Quesada, American comic book writer
Anders Holmertz, Swedish swimmer
Sarah Silverman, American actress and comedian
Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (d. 1998)
Roger Peterson, Aruban-Dutch musician
Aiko, Princess Toshi, Japanese royalty
Who died on December 1?
Pope Leo X (b. 1475)
Charles de Foucauld, French religious figure (b. 1858)
E. J. Moeran, English composer (b. 1894)
Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (b. 1897)
Nicolae Bretan, Romanian opera singer (b. 1887)
Frank McCarthy, American producer (b. 1912)
Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (b. 1908)
Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist (b. 1937)
Mikel Laboa, Basque singer and songwriter (b. 1934)
Paul Benedict, American actor (b. 1938)
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