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Historical Events In December - 01

Monday, 08 March 2021

1989  On December - 01 east Germany drops the communist monopoly from its constitution  

1989  On this day in history uSSR President Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican  

1989  Alvin Ailey, US choreographer (Blues Suite, Revelations), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1990  On December - 01 engineers digging a rail tunnel under the English Channel link up between England and France at a point forty meters beneath the seabed, and the island of Britain is connected with the European mainland for the first time since the Ice Age  

1990  Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks on this day in history.  

1990  Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia hold their first joint session on this day in history.  

1990  Jan H de Groot, Dutch co-founder (Vrij Nederland), dies on December - 01.  

1991  Ukranian people vote for independence on December - 01.  

1991  US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 lands on December - 01.  

1991  On December - 01 byron Webster, actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58  

1994  the Société des chemins de fer du Québec commences operation over the former CN line from Limoilou to Clermont, Québec on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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  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 December - 01.  

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 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  

2017  On December - 01 president Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the F.B.I.  

2018  On this day in history british boxer Tyson Fury dominates much of the fight but survives 2 knockdowns to force a split decision draw with defending WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center, Los Angeles  

2018  On this day in history violent demonstrations in Paris, France, by yellow-vest movement with 36,000 protesting nationwide  

2018  Egyptian actress Rania Youssef charged for "inciting debauchery" after wearing see-through dress to Cairo film festival on December - 01.  

2018  Ariana Grande releases the music video to her single "Thank U Next", biggest ever launch on Youtube Premiere on December - 01.  

2018  World's first super-high definition 8K television channel by Japanese broadcaster NHK launches on this day in history.  

2018  Syrian shadow puppetry added to UN list of cultural activities in urgent need of saving on December - 01.  

2018  France experiences its worst civil unrest since the protests of 1968 due to the yellow vests movement. Protests in Paris morph into riots, with hundreds of people injured and thousands arrested; over 100 cars are burned, the Arc de Triomphe is vandalized and numerous other tourist sites are closed, both in the capital and elsewhere in the country on December - 01.  

2019  On this day in history british Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi GP to claim his 6th F1 World Drivers C'ship by 87 points from team mate Valtteri Bottas; Mercedes' 6th straight Constructors title  

2020  Actor Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page , reveals he is transgender on December - 01.  

2020  On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] Pfizer and BioNTech announced an Emergency Use Authorization application to the European Medicines Agency.  

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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 this day in history birth of anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153)  

1521  Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573) was born on this day in history.  

1525  Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600) was born on this day in history.  

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

1566  On December - 01 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 this day in history.  

1135  Henry I Beauclerc, king of England (1st king that could read), dies on December - 01.  

1241  On this day in history 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  Death of King Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316) on this day in history.  

1417  On December - 01 walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies  

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.  

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