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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

At the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Google unveils an initiative using Google Earth allowing users to view the effects of deforestation, impacts and videos on global warming and climate change. //www.voanews.com/english/news/environment/UN-Climate-Change-Conference-Activists-Confront-Global-Warming-111209699.html (Voice of America) //www.reuters.com/article/idUS421867299720101202 (Reuters) //www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/01/google-fights-climate-cha_n_790062.html ("The Huffington Post")

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Treaty of Lisbon enters into force:
The Treaty of Lisbon comes into force.

Monday, December 1, 2008

In Canada, the Liberal Party, New Democratic Party, and Bloc Québécois sign an agreement to form a coalition Government with Stéphane Dion as leader, with the intention of toppling the Conservative Government that was elected less than two months before. //news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc/home/contentposting.aspx?isfa=1feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3showbyline=Truedate=truenewsitemid=CTVNews%2f20081130%2fconservative_budget_081201 (CTV News)
A triangular conjunction formed by a new Moon, Venus and Jupiter is a prominent sight in the evening sky.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Typhoon Durian has killed at least 388 people in Albay province on the island of Luzon in the Philippines with the death toll expected to climb as rescuers get to affected villages. //www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601080sid=axIFFvG41Nrs (Bloomberg) //www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/12/01/philippines.typhoon/index.html (CNN)
The United States warns of a possible al-Qaeda attack to disrupt the stock market and other financial institutions with a cyber attack. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6197446.stm (BBC)

Friday, December 1, 2000

Miss World pageant held in London's Millennium Dome. Priyanka Chopra wins the title.
Vicente Fox takes office as President of Mexico.
Vicente Fox takes office as President of Mexico.

Thursday, December 1, 1994

Wednesday, December 1, 1993

"STS-61": NASA launches the Space Shuttle "Endeavour" on a mission to repair an optical flaw in the Hubble Space Telescope.
A train crash at Tattenham Corner railway station lead to the introduction of the current drugs and alcohol policy for railways in the UK.
The September 6 merger between Renault and Volvo fails Volvo CEO Pehr G. Gyllenhammar resigns.

Sunday, December 1, 1991

Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Ukrainians vote overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union in a referendum.
Journalist Terry A. Anderson is released after 7 years' captivity as a hostage in Beirut (the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon).
A referendum on the constitution of Romania is accepted as valid.
John Leonard Orr, one of the most prolific serial arsonists of the 20th century, is arrested in California. In the ensuing years, Orr is convicted in both Federal and state court.
Leaders of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine meet and sign an agreement ending the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), in the Białowieża Forest Nature Reserve in Belarus.
Pan American World Airways ends operations.

Thursday, December 1, 1988

A cyclone in Bangladesh leaves 5 million homeless and thousands dead.
Estonian becomes the official language of Estonia.
Carlos Salinas de Gortari takes office as President of Mexico.
Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.
In Armenia, an earthquake (6.9 on the Richter scale) kills nearly 25,000, injures 15,000 and leaves 400,000 homeless.

Saturday, December 1, 1984

Wednesday, December 1, 1982

Tuesday, December 1, 1981

A Yugoslavian McDonnell Douglas DC-9 crashes into a mountain while approaching Ajaccio Airport in Corsica, killing 178.

Sunday, December 1, 1974

A Boeing 727 carrying TWA Flight 514 crashes 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Dulles International Airport during bad weather, killing all 92 people on board.

Saturday, December 1, 1973

Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia.

Wednesday, December 1, 1971

Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray, 10 kilometers northeast of Phnom Penh.

Monday, December 1, 1969

Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II (on January 4, 1970, the "New York Times" will run a long article, Statisticians Charge Draft Lottery Was Not Random).

Friday, December 1, 1967

The RMS ''Queen Mary'' is retired. Her place is taken by the RMS "Queen Elizabeth 2".
The RMS "Queen Mary" is retired. Her place is taken by the RMS "Queen Elizabeth 2".

Wednesday, December 1, 1965

Members of the Organization of African Unity decide to sever diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom, unless the British government ends the rebellion of Rhodesia by mid-December.
The Border Security Force is established in India as a special force to guard the borders.
The first British aid flight arrives in Lusaka Zambia had asked for British help against Rhodesia.
The Beatles release "Rubber Soul".

Friday, December 1, 1961

Netherlands New Guinea raises the new Morning Star flag and changes its name to West Papua.

Tuesday, December 1, 1959

Cold War – Antarctic Treaty: 12 countries, including the United States and the Soviet Union, sign a landmark treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on that continent (the first arms control agreement established during the Cold War).

Sunday, December 1, 1957

In Indonesia, Sukarno announces the nationalization of 246 Dutch businesses.

Wednesday, December 1, 1954

Red Scare: The United States Senate votes 67–22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.
The first Hyatt Hotel, The Hyatt House Los Angeles, opens. It is the first hotel in the world built outside of an airport.
The Taiwan-United States Mutual Defense Treaty is signed.s:Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of China

Wednesday, December 1, 1948

José Figueres Ferrer abolishes the army in Costa Rica, making it the first country in history to do so

Sunday, December 1, 1946

Miguel Alemán Valdés takes office as President of Mexico.

Tuesday, December 1, 1942

Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.

Monday, December 1, 1941

A state of emergency is declared in Malaya and the Straits Settlements.
Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signs Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol under the authority of the United States Army Air Force.

Sunday, December 1, 1940

Manuel Ávila Camacho takes office as President of Mexico.

Thursday, December 1, 1938

Slovakia granted the status of an autonomous state under the Catholic priest Fr. Joseph Tiso

Tuesday, December 1, 1936

Hitler makes it mandatory that Boys 10 to 18 join Hitler Youth

Tuesday, December 1, 1925

Locarno Treaties are signed in London.
Reza Shah becomes shah of Persia.
Alpha Phi Omega, a National service fraternity, is founded at Lafayette College.
Colombo Radio launches in Ceylon the station is subsequently known as "Radio Ceylon".

Monday, December 1, 1919

Lady Astor, the second female elected to the British House of Commons (first was Constance Markievicz), became the first female MP to take "her seat".

Tuesday, December 1, 1885

The U.S. Patent Office acknowledges this date as the day Dr Pepper is served for the very first time the exact date of Dr Pepper's invention is unknown.

Tuesday, December 1, 1874

Iceland is granted a constitution and limited home rule from Denmark.

Monday, December 1, 1862

In his State of the Union Address, President Abraham Lincoln reaffirms the necessity of ending slavery as he ordered ten weeks earlier in his Emancipation Proclamation.

Saturday, December 1, 1860

Charles Dickens publishes the first installment of "Great Expectations" in his magazine "All the Year Round".

Monday, December 1, 1856

Under the County and Borough Police Act, in any county or area of England and Wales where a police force has not already been established, the Justices of the Peace must from this date take steps to create one according to nationally defined standards.

Tuesday, December 1, 1835

Future U.S. President James K. Polk becomes Speaker of the House
The Bavarian Ludwig Railway opens between Nuremberg and Fürth, with a train hauled by "Der Adler" ("The Eagle"), the first railway in Germany.
Hans Christian Andersen publishes his first book of fairy tales.

Thursday, December 1, 1825

Minh Mang outlaws the teaching of Christianity in Vietnam.
The first horse-drawn omnibuses established in London.
Trade unions become tolerated in England.
Nicholas I of Russia succeeds his older brother Alexander I.
The City of Brisbane is founded (see History of Brisbane).
Artisans and skilled mechanics receive a right to leave Britain.
Estimation: London becomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Beijing.//geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa011201a.htm
Hans Christian Ørsted reduces aluminium chloride to make aluminium.

Sunday, December 1, 1822

Ashley\'s Hundred leave from St. Louis, setting off a major increase in fur trade.
An earthquake in Chile raises the coastal area.
Galileo Galilei's \'\'Dialogue\'\' is taken off the "Index Librorum Prohibitorum", the Roman Catholic Church's list of banned books.
Coffee is no longer banned in Sweden.
History of Liberia: The first group of freed slaves from the United States arrive in modern-day Liberia and found Monrovia.
Ashley's Hundred leave from St. Louis, setting off a major increase in fur trade.

Saturday, December 1, 1821

The Dominican Republic declares independence from Spain ("see" History of the Dominican Republic). It will be invaded by Haiti in 1822.

Monday, December 1, 1783

"La Charlière" - Jacques Charles and Nicolas-Louis Robert made the first manned flight in a hydrogen-filled balloon in Paris.

Thursday, December 1, 1768

The slave ship "Fredensborg" sinks off Tromøy in Norway.

Tuesday, December 1, 1626

Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh, tyrannical Governor of Jerusalem, is forced out.

Tuesday, November 21, 1581 (Julianian calendar)

The Ming Dynasty Chancellor of China, Chief Grand Secretary Zhang Juzheng, imposes the Single Whip Reform, by which taxes are assessed on properties recorded in the land census and paid in silver as the accepted medium of exchange.
John Dee practices angel magic with Barnabas Saul but with no success.
Execution in England of the Jesuit priest Edmund Cion for treason.ref name=Cassell's Chronology
Oda Nobunaga invades the Iga Province.

Tuesday, November 24, 1299 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Falconaria: Frederick II of Sicily defeats Philip I of Taranto.
Early evidence of the king of England borrowing from the Italian merchants. Edward I obtains a loan of 2,000 pollard marks from the agents of the Frescobaldi firm in London.
The House of Holland becomes extinct. The County of Holland becomes part of a personal union with the County of Hainaut.
A serious fire occurs at Westminster Palace.
The city of Florence bans the use of Arabic numerals for commerce, allowing only Roman numerals.

Sunday, November 24, 1247 (Julianian calendar)

Qin Jiushao publishes the original form of the Chinese remainder theorem.
The Romanesque cathedral of St. Pierre is begun in Beauvais.
Egypt takes control of Jerusalem from the Kharezmians.
The Thuringian War of Succession begins.
Nijmegen becomes part of Gelderland.
Saint Louis massacres the last remaining Catharists at Montségur.
Bedlam becomes part of London.
Romford, London, England is chartered as a market town.
Song Ci publishes the Collected Cases of Injustice Rectified, a book considered to be the first monographic work on forensic medicine.
Shams ad-Din disappears, resulting in Jalal Uddin Rumi writing 30,000 verses of poetry about his disappearance.
A rebellion arises among the Muslim subjects of the Crown of Aragon in the region of Valencia. As a punishment, the king issues an order of expulsion of the Muslims from his realm leading numerous people into exile in Andalusia and North Africa in the subsequent year.ref name=negotiating

Sunday, November 24, 1135 (Julianian calendar)

A fire in London seriously damages St Paul\'s Cathedral and London Bridge on Pentecost (Sunday, May 26).
The Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary and St. Chad is founded by Roger de Clinton, bishop of Coventry (1129–48).
The first records of the Manor of Cramlington come into existence.
The Pisans, in the service of the Holy See, sack the city of Amalfi.
Stephen succeeds his uncle Henry I as king of England. Matilda, daughter of Henry I and widow of Holy Roman Emperor Henry V, opposes Stephen and claims the throne as her own.
January ndash Byland Abbey is founded.
The Republic of Florence keeps expending its control over its surrounding countryside and conquers the neighboring city of Montebuoni.
A Moorish fleet raids the Catalan port-town of Elna.

Friday, November 29, 524 (Julianian calendar)

Ahkal Mo\\' Naab\\' I, ruler of the Maya city of Palenque, dies. The city enters a interregnum which lasts a little over four years.
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