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Historical Events Happened In December - 01

Sunday, 25 September 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 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 December - 01 a volcano erupts in eastern Zaire, spewing a plume of ash and lava into the air  

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 December - 01.  

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  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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  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  On December - 01 birth of takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573)  

1525  Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600) was born on December - 01.  

1549  Johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC) was born on this day in history.  

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

1573  On this day in history birth of philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile  

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

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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  On December - 01 death of isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214)  

1374  On this day in history magnus Eriksson, king of Norway/Sweden, dies  

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

1417  Walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies on this day in history.  

1433  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377)  

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

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