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 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

  • 1913
    The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.
  • 1918
    Transylvania unites with Romania, following the incorporation of Bessarabia (March 27) and Bukovina (November 28), thus concluding the Great Union.
  • 1948
    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”.
  • 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
    Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.
  • 1966
    The first Gävle goat, an annual Swedish Yule Goat tradition, is first erected in Gävle.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.
  • 1981
    A Yugoslavian Inex Adria Aviopromet DC-9 crashes in Corsica killing all 180 people on board.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    Benazir Bhutto is appointed Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Who were born on December 1?

  • 1926
    Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner, Scottish noble (d. 2010)
  • 1931
    Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
  • 1937
    Chuck Low, American actor
  • 1938
    Sandy Nelson, American drummer
  • 1962
    Joe Quesada, American comic book writer
  • 1968
    Anders Holmertz, Swedish swimmer
  • 1970
    Sarah Silverman, American actress and comedian
  • 1976
    Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (d. 1998)
  • 1980
    Roger Peterson, Aruban-Dutch musician
  • 2001
    Aiko, Princess Toshi, Japanese royalty

Who died on December 1?

  • 1521
    Pope Leo X (b. 1475)
  • 1916
    Charles de Foucauld, French religious figure (b. 1858)
  • 1950
    E. J. Moeran, English composer (b. 1894)
  • 1954
    Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (b. 1897)
  • 1968
    Nicolae Bretan, Romanian opera singer (b. 1887)
  • 1986
    Frank McCarthy, American producer (b. 1912)
  • 1997
    Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (b. 1908)
  • 2006
    Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist (b. 1937)
  • 2008
    Mikel Laboa, Basque singer and songwriter (b. 1934)
  • 2008
    Paul Benedict, American actor (b. 1938)

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