Historical Events For December - 01
Thursday, 23 March 2017
1994 On this day in history the Société des chemins de fer du Québec commences operation over the former CN line from Limoilou to Clermont, Québec.
1994 Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies on December - 01.
1995 Michael Monus, the former president of the Phar-Mor drug store chain, was found guilty of embezzling roughly $1 billion from the company on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history a volcano erupts in eastern Zaire, spewing a plume of ash and lava into the air
1996 On this day in history 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 this day in history barbak Karmal, politician, dies at 67
1998 St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad (Quebec) commences operation over the CN Sherbrooke subdivision between St. Rosalie, QC and Norton, VT on December - 01.
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 December - 01.
2006 On this day in history the 15th Asian Games start in Doha, Qatar; the closing ceremony takes place on dec 15.
2006 On this day in history typhoon Durian kills at least 388 people in Albay province on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
2012 8 people are killed and 36 injured after a bus overturns in Bolivia on this day in history.