About December 1

December 1, 2024 is the 336th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 59 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.
  • 1640
    End of the Iberian Union: Portugal acclaims as King João IV of Portugal, ending 60 years of personal union of the crowns of Portugal and Spain and the end of the rule of the House of Habsburg (also called the Philippine Dynasty).
  • 1768
    The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway.
  • 1826
    French philhellene Charles Nicolas Fabvier forces his way through the Turkish cordon and ascends the Acropolis of Athens, which had been under siege.
  • 1834
    Slavery is abolished in the Cape Colony in accordance with the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.
  • 1862
    In his State of the Union Address President Abraham Lincoln reaffirms the necessity of ending slavery as ordered ten weeks earlier in the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • 1885
    First serving of the soft drink Dr Pepper at a drug store in Waco, Texas (United States).
  • 1913
    Crete, having obtained self rule from Turkey after the First Balkan War, is annexed by Greece.
  • 1913
    The Buenos Aires Subway, the first underground railway system in the southern hemisphere and in Latin America, begins operation.
  • 1918
    The Kingdom of Iceland becomes a sovereign state, yet remains a part of the Danish kingdom.
  • 1918
    The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.
  • 1919
    Lady Astor becomes the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom (she had been elected to that position on November 28).
  • 1925
    World War I aftermath: The final Locarno Treaty is signed in London, establishing post-war territorial settlements.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    Nagaland becomes the 16th state of India.
  • 1969
    The first legislation to limit aircraft noise levels at airports is introduced in U.S. Federal Air Regulation, Part 36.
  • 1981
    The AIDS virus is officially recognized.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    The Treaty of Lisbon, which amends the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community, which together comprise the constitutional basis of European Union, comes into effect.

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