Historical Events For December - 01
Sunday, 17 December 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 On December - 01 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 this day in history.
1996 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 on this day in history.
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 On December - 01 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 December - 01 south Africa becomes the fifth country in the world where same-sex marriages are recognized.
2006 On December - 01 felipe Calderón is sworn in as the President of Mexico by the Congress in Mexico.
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.