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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for December 1st

  • Year 800 » Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Apostolic Palace or Vatican.
  • Year 1420 » Henry V of England enters Paris.
  • Year 1577 » Francis Walsingham is knighted.
  • Year 1640 » End of the Iberian Union: Portugal acclaims as King João IV of Portugal, ending 60 years of personal union of the Crown of Portugal known as crowns of Portugal and Crown of Spain or Spain and the end of the rule of the Philippine Dynasty.
  • Year 1768 » The slave ship 'Fredensborg (slave ship) e.g Fredensborg' sinks off Tromøy in Norway.
  • Year 1822 » Pedro I of Brazil or Peter I is crowned Emperor of Brazil.
  • Year 1824 » United States presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the total Electoral College (United States) called electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task of deciding the w
  • Year 1826 » French philhellene Charles Nicolas Fabvier forces his way through the Turkey known as Turkish cordon and ascends the Acropolis of Athens, which had been under siege.
  • Year 1828 » Argentine general Juan Lavalle makes a coup against governor Manuel Dorrego, beginning the Decembrist revolution (Argentina) known as Decembrist revolution.
  • Year 1834 » Slavery is abolished in the British Cape Colony named Cape Colony in accordance with the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.
  • Year 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.
  • Year 1864 » Great Fire of Brisbane
  • Year 1865 » Shaw University, the first historically black university in the southern United States, is founded in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Year 1885 » First serving of the soft drink Dr Pepper at a drug store in Waco, Texas.
  • Year 1913 » The Buenos Aires Metro, the first underground railway system in the southern hemisphere and in Latin America, begins operation.
  • Year 1913 » The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.
  • Year 1913 » Crete, having obtained self rule from Turkey after the First Balkan War, is annexed by Greece.
  • Year 1918 » The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.
  • Year 1918 » The Kingdom of Iceland becomes a sovereign state, yet remains a part of the Danish kingdom.
  • Year 1918 » Transylvania unites with the Kingdom of Romania, following the incorporation of Bessarabia (March 27) and Bukovina (November 28), thus concluding the Union of Transylvania with Romania e.g Great Union.
  • Year 1919 » Nancy Astor called Lady Astor becomes the first female Member of Parliament United Kingdom or 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.)
  • Year 1919 » The first issue of 'Diário de Noite' is published from Goa.
  • Year 1934 » In the Soviet Union, Politburo member Sergei Kirov is shot dead by Leonid Nikolaev at the Communist Party headquarters in Saint Petersburg called Leningrad.
  • Year 1941 » World War II: Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signs s:Administrative Order 9 known as Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.
  • Year 1941 » World War II: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gives the final approval to initiate war against the United States.
  • Year 1952 » The 'New York Daily News' reports the news of Christine Jorgensen, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.
  • Year 1958 » The Central African Republic attains self-rule within the French Union.
  • Year 1958 » The Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago kills 92 children and three nuns.
  • Year 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.
  • Year 1960 » Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested (and later deported) from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
  • Year 1963 » Nagaland becomes the 16th state of India.
  • Year 1964 » Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.
  • Year 1964 » Malawi, Malta and Zambia join the United Nations.
  • Year 1966 » The first Gävle goat, an annual Swedish Yule Goat tradition, is erected in Gävle.
  • Year 1969 » Vietnam War: The first draft lottery (1969) named draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.
  • Year 1971 » Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
  • Year 1973 » Papua New Guinea gains self-governance from Australia.
  • Year 1974 » TWA Flight 514, a Boeing 727, crashes northwest of Dulles International Airport, killing all 92 people on board.
  • Year 1974 » Harriman State Park plane crash named Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 6231, another Boeing 727, crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
  • Year 1976 » Angola joins the United Nations.
  • Year 1981 » Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 1308, a McDonnell Douglas MD-80, crashes in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.
  • Year 1984 » NASA conducts the Controlled Impact Demonstration, wherein an airliner is deliberately crashed in order to test technologies and gather data to help improve survivability of crashes.
  • Year 1988 » Benazir Bhutto is appointed Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • Year 1990 » Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 metres beneath the seabed.
  • Year 1991 » Cold War: Ukraine called Ukrainian voters overwhelmingly approve a Ukrainian independence referendum, 1991 named referendum for independence from the Soviet Union.
  • Year 1997 » In the Indian state of Bihar, Ranvir Sena attacked the Central Organising Committee, Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Party Unity e.g CPI(ML) Party Unity stronghold Lakshmanpur-Bathe, killing 63 lower caste people.
  • Year 2009 » The Treaty of Lisbon, which amends the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty of Rome named Treaty establishing the European Community, which together comprise the constitutional basis of European Union, comes into effect.
  • Year 2013 » At least four are dead and 63 are injured following a Metro-North Railroad train December 2013 Spuyten Duyvil derailment called derailment near Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx, New York City.

World History for the Month of December