Merriam-Webster dictionary defines history as a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events. It’s a chronological record of significant events often including an explanation of their causes. The earliest known use of the word history was in the 14th century.

Today In HistoryThis website utilizes entries from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are currently 105,060 records in our database. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

Let us begin with what happened today in history. You may also enter a specific day using the form on the right sidebar. It is optional to input the year. If you do give a complete date with month, day and year then only events that happened on that specific date will be shown.

About December 1

December 1, 2022 is the 335th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

You can browse the full year calendar in case you need it.

Sagittarius is the sun 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 52 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 1

  • 800
    Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.
  • 1420
    Henry V of England enters Paris.
  • 1768
    The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway.
  • 1952
    The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.
  • 1960
    Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
  • 1965
    The Border Security Force is formed in India as a special force to guard the borders.
  • 1966
    The first Gävle goat, an annual Swedish Yule Goat tradition, is first erected in Gävle.
  • 1971
    Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
  • 1991
    Cold War: Ukrainian voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 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.

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