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
The Buenos Aires Subway, the first underground railway system in the southern hemisphere and in Latin America, begins operation.
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.
World War I aftermath: The final Locarno Treaty is signed in London, establishing post-war territorial settlements.
Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
The first Gävle goat, an annual Swedish Yule Goat tradition, is first erected in Gävle.
Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia.
Angola joins the United Nations.
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 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.
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?
Alicia Markova, English ballerina (d. 2004)
Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American mezzo-soprano (d. 2005)
Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian
Filippos Petsalnikos, Greek politician
Jeremy Northam, English actor
Joe Quesada, American comic book writer
Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, American keyboardist (The Mars Volta)
Lloyd Doyley, English footballer
DeSean Jackson, American football player
Aiko, Princess Toshi, Japanese royalty
Who died on December 1?
Edmund Campion, English Jesuit (b. 1540)
Ralph Sherwin, English Catholic saint (b. 1550)
Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese warlord (b. 1582)
Johan Gabriel Doppelmayr, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1671)
Tsar Alexander I of Russia (b. 1777)
Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (b. 1908)
Freddie Young, British cinematographer (b. 1902)
Ellis R Dungan, American-born Indian film director (b. 1909)
Anton Rodgers, British actor (b. 1933)
Hillard Elkins, American theatre and film producer (b. 1929)
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