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Historical Events In December - 01

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1965  Airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began on December - 01.  

1967  Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses  

1968  Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting on this day in history.  

1968  Hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66 on December - 01.  

1969  US government holds its first draft lottery since WW II on this day in history.  

1970  Independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen on this day in history.  

1970  Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies on December - 01.  

1971  On this day in history john and Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US  

1971  On this day in history arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93  

1972  On December - 01 antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81  

1973  On December - 01 australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea  

1973  David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87 on this day in history.  

1974  Los Angeles Skid Row slasher kills first of 8 on this day in history.  

1974  Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1975  Nick Kenny, US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1977  Paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69 on December - 01.  

1978  President Carter more than doubles national park system size on December - 01.  

1980  On this day in history uS Justice Department sues Yonkers citing racial discrimination  

1980  On December - 01 sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75  

1981  180 dies as Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slams into a mountain on December - 01.  

1981  On this day in history hIV/AIDS pandemic in Worldwide killing 32 million+ people  

1982  Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday  

1983  On this day in history rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury  

1983  On December - 01 mirsky, mathematician, dies  

1986  Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains" on this day in history.  

1986  Horace Heidt, orch leader (Swift Show Wagon), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1987  Digging begins to link England and France under the English Channel on this day in history.  

1987  Donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57 on this day in history.  

1988  596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless on December - 01.  

1988  On this day in history benazir Bhutto named first female PM of a Moslem country (Pakistan)  

1988  On December - 01 nBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics  

1989  "Day Without Art"-Artists demonstrate against AIDS on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1081  On this day in history 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  On December - 01 birth of tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600)  

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  Philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile was born on December - 01.  

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  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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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