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Historical Events Happened In December - 01

Thursday, 30 October 2014

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 this day in history.  

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 December - 01.  

1996  On December - 01 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  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  On December - 01 south Africa becomes the fifth country in the world where same-sex marriages are recognized.  

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 this day in history.  

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

2012  On December - 01 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  Louis VI of France (d. 1137) was born on this day in history.  

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

1521  On this day in history 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 December - 01.  

1566  On this day in history birth of philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen  

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

1580  On this day in history 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  Henry I Beauclerc, king of England (1st king that could read), dies on December - 01.  

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

1433  Death of Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377) on December - 01.  

1455  Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77 on December - 01.