About December 1

December 1, 2020 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.

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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 73 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.
  • 1768
    The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway.
  • 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.
  • 1913
    The Buenos Aires Subway, the first underground railway system in the southern hemisphere and in Latin America, begins operation.
  • 1913
    The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.
  • 1918
    The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.
  • 1941
    World War II: Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signs Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.
  • 1952
    The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.
  • 1955
    American Civil Rights Movement: In Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city’s racial segregation laws, an incident which leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1958
    The Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago, Illinois, kills 92 children and three nuns.
  • 1969
    The first legislation to limit aircraft noise levels at airports is introduced in U.S. Federal Air Regulation, Part 36.
  • 1971
    Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
  • 1971
    The Indian Army recaptures part of Kashmir occupied forcibly by Pakistan.
  • 1974
    Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 6231, crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
  • 1981
    The AIDS virus is officially recognized.
  • 1989
    Cold War: East Germany’s parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the communist party the leading role in the state.
  • 1990
    Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 metres beneath the seabed.
  • 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.
  • 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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