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Historical Events Happened In December - 01

Friday, 06 May 2016

1994  the Société des chemins de fer du Québec commences operation over the former CN line from Limoilou to Clermont, Québec on December - 01.  

1994  Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies on this day in history.  

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 December - 01.  

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

1996  Barbak Karmal, politician, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In December - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1081  On December - 01 birth of louis VI of France (d. 1137)  

1083  Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153) was born on this day in history.  

1521  Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573) was born on December - 01.  

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

1549  Johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC) was born on December - 01.  

1566  Philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen was born on December - 01.  

1573  On December - 01 birth of philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile  

1580  On December - 01 birth of nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)  

Famous Deaths In December - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0660  Eligius/Eloy, French bishop of Tournay-Noyon/saint, dies on December - 01.  

1135  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1417  On December - 01 walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies  

1433  Death of Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377) on this day in history.  

1455  Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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