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Historical Events In December - 01

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1989  On this day in history east Germany drops the communist monopoly from its constitution  

1989  USSR President Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history alvin Ailey, US choreographer (Blues Suite, Revelations), dies at 58  

1990  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 on this day in history.  

1990  On December - 01 iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks  

1990  Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia hold their first joint session on December - 01.  

1990  Jan H de Groot, Dutch co-founder (Vrij Nederland), dies on this day in history.  

1991  On December - 01 ukranian people vote for independence  

1991  US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 lands on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history 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 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 December - 01.  

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 this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

2006  On December - 01 felipe Calderón is sworn in as the President of Mexico by the Congress in Mexico.  

2006  On December - 01 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.  

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

2018  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 on December - 01.  

2018  Violent demonstrations in Paris, France, by yellow-vest movement with 36,000 protesting nationwide on this day in history.  

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

2018  On this day in history ariana Grande releases the music video to her single "Thank U Next", biggest ever launch on Youtube Premiere  

2018  World's first super-high definition 8K television channel by Japanese broadcaster NHK launches on December - 01.  

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  [COVID-19 pandemic] Pfizer and BioNTech announced an Emergency Use Authorization application to the European Medicines Agency 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  Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153) was born on December - 01.  

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 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)  

Famous Deaths In December - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0660  On December - 01 eligius/Eloy, French bishop of Tournay-Noyon/saint, dies  

1135  On this day in history henry I Beauclerc, king of England (1st king that could read), dies  

1241  Death of Isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214) on December - 01.  

1374  On December - 01 magnus Eriksson, king of Norway/Sweden, dies  

1377  Death of King Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316) on this day in history.  

1417  On this day in history 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.  

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