Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The Treaty of Lisbon enters into force:
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.
Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Ukrainian
s 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 arson
ists of the 20th century, is arrested in California. In the ensuing years, Orr is convicted in both Federal and state court.
Thursday, December 1, 1988
Carlos Salinas de Gortari takes office as President of Mexico.
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.
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.
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).
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 first British aid flight arrives in Lusaka Zambia
had asked for British help against Rhodesia.
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).
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.
Wednesday, December 1, 1948
Miguel Alemán Valdés takes office as President of Mexico.
Tuesday, December 1, 1942
Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.
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
Tuesday, December 1, 1885
Tuesday, December 1, 1874
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".
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
The Bavarian Ludwig Railway opens between Nuremberg and Fürth, with a train hauled by "Der Adler" ("The Eagle"), the first railway in Germany.
Thursday, December 1, 1825
Minh Mang outlaws the teaching of Christianity in Vietnam.
Trade unions become tolerated in England
Artisans and skilled mechanics receive a right to leave Britain
Hans Christian Ørsted reduces aluminium chloride to make aluminium.
Coffee is no longer banned in Sweden
Ashley's Hundred leave from St. Louis, setting off a major increase in fur trade.
Saturday, December 1, 1821
"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
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.
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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.
The city of Florence bans the use of Arabic numerals for commerce, allowing only Roman numerals.
Sunday, November 24, 1247 (Julianian calendar)
The Romanesque cathedral of St. Pierre is begun in Beauvais.
becomes part of London.
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
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Sunday, November 24, 1135 (Julianian calendar)
The first records of the Manor of Cramlington
come into existence.
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.
The Republic of Florence keeps expending its control over its surrounding countryside and conquers the neighboring city of Montebuoni
Friday, November 29, 524 (Julianian calendar)