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Historical Events For December - 01

Friday, 23 June 2017

1994  the Société des chemins de fer du Québec commences operation over the former CN line from Limoilou to Clermont, Québec on this day in history.  

1994  On December - 01 hugh Chilvers, cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies  

1995  On this day in history michael Monus, the former president of the Phar-Mor drug store chain, was found guilty of embezzling roughly $1 billion from the company.  

1996  A volcano erupts in eastern Zaire, spewing a plume of ash and lava into the air on December - 01.  

1996  On December - 01 chemin de fer Baie des Chaleurs, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Quebec Railway Corporation, commences operation over the former CN line beween Matapedia and Chandler, Que.  

1996  In a move that led to a public-relations disaster, America Online shifted to a flat $19.95-per-month fee for unlimited access on December - 01.  

1996  On December - 01 barbak Karmal, politician, dies at 67  

1998  On December - 01 st. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad (Quebec) commences operation over the CN Sherbrooke subdivision between St. Rosalie, QC and Norton, VT.  

2005  On this day in history south Africa becomes the fifth country in the world where same-sex marriages are recognized.  

2006  Felipe Calderón is sworn in as the President of Mexico by the Congress in Mexico on this day in history.  

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2006  On December - 01 the 15th Asian Games start in Doha, Qatar; the closing ceremony takes place on dec 15.  

2006  Typhoon Durian kills at least 388 people in Albay province on the island of Luzon in the Philippines on December - 01.  

2012  8 people are killed and 36 injured after a bus overturns in Bolivia on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1081  Louis VI of France (d. 1137) was born on this day in history.  

1083  Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153) was born on December - 01.  

1521  Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573) was born on this day in history.  

1525  Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600) was born on this day in history.  

1549  On this day in history birth of johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC)  

1566  On this day in history birth of philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen  

1573  Philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile was born on December - 01.  

1580  Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0660  On December - 01 eligius/Eloy, French bishop of Tournay-Noyon/saint, dies  

1135  On December - 01 henry I Beauclerc, king of England (1st king that could read), dies  

1241  Death of Isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214) on this day in history.  

1374  Magnus Eriksson, king of Norway/Sweden, dies on December - 01.  

1377  Death of King Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316) on December - 01.  

1417  Walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies on December - 01.  

1433  Death of Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377) on December - 01.  

1455  On December - 01 lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77  

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