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Historical Events Happened In December - 01

Sunday, 29 March 2015

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

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

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 this day in history 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 December - 01.  

1998  St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad (Quebec) commences operation over the CN Sherbrooke subdivision between St. Rosalie, QC and Norton, VT on this day in history.  

2005  South Africa becomes the fifth country in the world where same-sex marriages are recognized on December - 01.  

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

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

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.  

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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 December - 01.  

1083  On December - 01 birth of anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153)  

1521  On December - 01 birth of takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573)  

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  Philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen was born on this day in history.  

1573  Philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile was born on this day in history.  

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

Famous Deaths In December - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0660  On this day in history 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  On December - 01 death of isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214)  

1374  Magnus Eriksson, king of Norway/Sweden, dies on this day in history.  

1377  On December - 01 death of king Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316)  

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  Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77 on December - 01.