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1988Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)

1933Rudolf Hess & Earnest Rohm become a minister in Hitler government

1964Martin Lurther King speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign

1982Michael Jackson releases his album "Thriller"

800Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.

1946Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)

1947Don Bradman scores 185 in the 1st Cricket Test v India at the Gabba

1986Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"

1994Cindy Crawford & Richard Gere announce they are seperating

1943FDR, Churchill & Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day)

1957Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show

1967Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses

1868John D Rockefeller begins anti oil war

1975US President Gerald Ford visits China PR

1937Japan recognizes Franco government

1824US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins)

1971Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach

1835Hans Christian Andersen publishes his 1st book of fairy tales

1990NY Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96

1973Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year

1989USSR Pres Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican

1891James Naismith creates the game of basketball

1822Franz Liszt's (11) debut as pianist Isabella Colbran

1960Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany for accusation of attempted arson.

1955Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus and give her seat to a white passenger

1934Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, used by Stalin as the excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38.

December 1st Historical Events
Date Event
772
Pope Adrian I elected 
800
Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican. 
1167
Northern Italian towns form Lombardi League 
1420
Henry V of England enters Paris. 
1566
Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva 
1626
Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical gov of Jerusalem, driven out 
1640
Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule 
1641
Mass becomes 1st colony to give statutory recognition to slavery 
1653
An athlete from Croydon is reported to have run 20 miles from St Albans to London in less than 90 minutes 
1656
Germany promises Poland aid against Sweden 
1708
Great Alliance occupies Brussels 
1742
Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia 
1750
First school in America to offer manual training courses opens in Maryland 
1768
The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway. 
1783
Jacques Charles & Nicolas Roberts make first untethered ascension with gas hydrogen balloon in Paris 
1821
Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain 
1822
Dom Pedro crowned emperor of Brazil 
1822
Franz Liszt's (11) debut as pianist Isabella Colbran 
1824
US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins) 
1831
Erie Canal closes for entire month due to cold weather 
1835
Hans Christian Andersen publishes his 1st book of fairy tales 
1843
1st chartered mutual life insurance company opens 
1852
Telegraph company opens throughout Netherlands 
1864
Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, TN to Saltville, VA 
1864
Skirmish at Millen Brutal, Georgia 
1868
John D Rockefeller begins anti oil war 
1878
1st White House telephone installed 
1884
American Old West: Near Frisco, New Mexico, deputy sheriff Elfego Baca holds off a gang of 80 Texan cowboys who want to kill him for arresting Charles McCarthy. 
1887
Sherlock Holmes 1st appears in print: "Study in Scarlet" 
1887
Sino-Portuguese treaty recognizes Portugal's control of Macao 
1891
James Naismith creates the game of basketball 
1896
1st certified public accountants receive certificates (NY) 
1900
Exiled South African president Paul Kruger visits Flanders and on the same day is declined a visit from the German Kaiser 
1900
Portifiro Diaz is inaugurated for his 6th consecutive term as President of Mexico 
1903
"The Great Train Robbery", the 1st Western film, released 
1906
Cinema Omnia Pathe, world's 1st cinema, opens (Paris) 
1906
Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Capt of Köpenick) sentenced to 4 yrs 
1909
1st Christmas Club payment made, to Carlisle Trust Co, Pa 
1909
1st Israeli kibbutz founded, Deganya Alef 
1913
1st drive-up gasoline station opens (Pitts) 
1913
Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38) 
1915
The US requests that Germany withdraw its military and naval attaches from the Embassy in Washington 
1916
There is virtual civil war in Greece as royalists fight Venizelist, and the Allies determine on a Venizelist victory 
1917
Boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan west of Omaha Neb 
1918
Danish parliament passed an act to grant Iceland independence under Danish crown 
1918
Serbian-Croatian-Slovic kingdom proclaimed in Belgrade 
1918
Yugoslavia declares independence; monarchy established 
1919
AA Milne's "Mr Pim Passes By" premieres in Manchester 
1919
Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament 
1921
1st US helium-filled dirigible makes 1st flight 
1921
US Post Office establishes philatelic agency 
1922
1st skywriting over US-"Hello USA"-by Capt Turner, RAF 
1922
Polish state chief marshal Jozef Pilsudski resigns 
1923
CFL Grey Cup: Queen's U beats Regina 54-0 at Toronto 
1924
Calles becomes president of Mexico 
1924
George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" premieres in NYC 
1925
Treaty of Locarno signed 
1928
CFL Grey Cup: Ham Tigers beats Regina 30-0 at Hamilton 
1928
Railroad museum opens in Utrecht Neth 
1929
Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe 
1930
NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty 
1931
Ottawa branch of Royal Mint begins operation as Royal Canadian Mint 
1933
Rudolf Hess & Earnest Rohm become a minister in Hitler government 
1934
Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, used by Stalin as the excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38. 
1935
Austria has world's 1st Day of Postage Stamp 
1936
2nd Heisman Trophy Award: Larry Kelley, Yale (E) 
1936
Bell Labs tests coaxial cable for TV use 
1936
EW Brundin & FF Lyon obtain patent on soilless culture of plants 
1937
Japan recognizes Franco government 
1938
School bus & train collide in Salt Lake City Utah 
1939
SS-Fuhrer Himmler begins deportation of Polish Jews 
1941
British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python 
1941
Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war 
1941
Last day of first-class cricket in Australia for 4 years 
1941
US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes 
1942
Gasoline rationed in US 
1942
The Beveridge Report is published by the British government unveiling plans for a post-war welfare state 
1943
FDR, Churchill & Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day) 
1944
Béla Bartòk's Concerto for orchestra, premieres 
1944
Mail routing resumes in free South Netherlands 
1944
Prokofjev's 8th Piano sonata, premieres 
1945
CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Winnipeg 35-0 at Toronto 
1946
Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187) 
1947
Don Bradman scores 185 in the 1st Cricket Test v India at the Gabba 
1947
India cricket all out for 58 v Australia at the Gabba, Toshack 5-2 
1948
Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan as King of Palestine 
1948
Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player 
1949
WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1949
WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1951
17th Heisman Trophy Award: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (HB) 
1951
Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" premieres in London 
1951
Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds 
1952
The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation. 
1953
Red Sox trade M McDermott & Tom Umphlett for Wash's Jackie Jensen 
1953
WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast 
1953
WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1953
Walter Alston named Dodger manager 
1954
Nationalist China & US sign dike agreement 
1954
Yanks send Miller, Segrist, Leppert & 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley & Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal) 
1955
Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus and give her seat to a white passenger 
1956
"Candide" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 73 performances 
1956
Alain Mimoun wins 13th Olympics marathon (2:25:00.0) 
1956
Frank Robinson (NL) & Luis Aparicio (AL) voted Rookie of the Year 
1956
Indonesian VP Mohammed Hatta resigns 
1957
Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show 
1958
"Flower Drum Song" opens at St James Theater NYC for 602 performances 
1958
Central African Rep made autonomous member of Fr Comm (Natl Day) 
1958
Our Lady of Angels School burns, killing 92 students & 3 nuns (Chic) 
1959
12 nations sign treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica 
1959
25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB) 
1959
The 1st color photograph of Earth received from outer space 
1960
Patrice Lumumba caught in the Congo 
1960
Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany for accusation of attempted arson. 
1961
The independent Republic of West Papua is proclaimed in modern-day Western New Guinea. 
1962
Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27) 
1962
KGMB TV channel 9 in Honolulu, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1963
NY Jets 1st shutout, beat KC 17-0 
1963
Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union 
1964
Houston Colt .45s change name to Astros 
1964
Martin Lurther King speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign 
1965
Airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began 
1965
South Africa government says children of white fathers are white 
1966
Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor 
1966
Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Md to Boulder, Colo 
1967
Pacific Northwest Sports awarded AL expansion franchise (Seattle) 
1967
Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope 
1967
Seattle awarded one of the 2 AL expansion franchise teams 
1967
Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses 
1968
"Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances 
1968
Burt Bacharach/Hal David's musical premieres in NYC 
1968
Gonzalo Barrios, Venezuelan presidential candidate 
1968
Peggy Wilson wins LPGA Hollywood Lakes Golf Open 
1968
Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting 
1969
US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II 
1970
Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico 
1970
NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins 
1970
Independent People's Republic of South Yemen renames itself as People's Democratic Republic of Yemen 
1971
Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach 
1971
Galt MacDermot/John Guare's "2 gentlemen of Verona" opens at St James Theater NYC for 613 perfs 
1971
John & Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US 
1971
Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray. 
1972
Wings release "Hi, Hi, Hi" in UK 
1972
2 people killed and 127 injured when 2 car bombs explode in the centre of Dublin, Republic of Ireland 
1973
Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea 
1973
Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year 
1973
Jan Ferraris wins LPGA-Japan Golf Classic 
1973
Stan Stasiak beats Pedro Morales in Philadelphia, to become WWF champ 
1974
Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died 
1974
Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5) 
1974
LA Skid Row slasher kills 1st of 8 
1975
US President Gerald Ford visits China PR 
1975
Kuwait and Gulf and BP agree on terms of nationalization 
1976
Angola admitted to UN 
1976
Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman declares himself president 
1976
Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks" 
1978
Pres Carter more than doubles national park system size 
1978
Test Cricket debut of Rodney Hogg, v England at the Gabba 
1978
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1980
46th Heisman Trophy Award: George Rogers, South Carolina (RB) 
1980
Mel Harris appears on M*A*S*H in "Cementing Relationships" 
1980
US Justice Dept sues Yonkers siting racial discrimination 
1981
Yugoslavian charter flight crashes into Mont San-Pietro in Corsica, 180 killed 
1982
Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart 
1982
Michael Jackson releases his album "Thriller" 
1982
Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as pres of Mexico 
1983
Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury 
1984
50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB) 
1984
France performs nuclear test 
1984
Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title 
1985
Noraly Beyer becomes Neth's 1st black TV newscaster 
1985
STS 61-C vehicle moves to launch pad 
1985
South Africa's Cosatu union centre forms 
1986
Muséed'orsay opens in Paris 
1986
Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains" 
1987
Digging begins to link England & France under English Channel 
1988
596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless 
1988
Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan) 
1988
Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow 
1988
NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics 
1988
NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs St Louis Blues 
1989
"Day Without Art"-Artists demonstrate against AIDS 
1989
East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution 
1989
Mark Langston signs record $3.2 million per year Cal Angels contract 
1989
USSR Pres Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican 
1990
56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB) 
1990
British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel) 
1990
Hissène Habré of Chad flees to Cameroon 
1990
Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks 
1990
Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their 1st joint session 
1990
NY Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96 
1991
"Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 perfs 
1991
"Once on this Island" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 469 perfs 
1991
80th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Lyon (3-1) 
1991
AIDS awareness day 
1991
Colorado party wins Paraguay parliamentary election 
1991
Nursultan Nazarbayev sworn in as president of Kazakhstan 
1991
US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 lands 
1991
Ukrainian people vote for independence 
1992
2 C-141B Starlifters collide in Montana & crash, 13 die 
1992
Amy Fisher sentenced 5-15 yrs for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco 
1993
Northwest Airlink plane crashes in Minn, killing 18 
1994
3 Seattle Seahawks injured in a car accident 
1994
Cindy Crawford & Richard Gere announce they are seperating 
1994
Ernesto Zedillo innaugrated as president of Mexico 
1994
PTL leader Jim Bakker released from jail 
1994
Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London 
1996
85th Davis Cup: France beats Sweden in Malmo (3-2) 
1996
Lance Klusener takes 8-64 in debut Test Cricket to trounce India 
1997
GS Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, attacks his coach P J Carlesimo 
1997
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Davenport IA on KORB 93.5 FM 
1997
Westinghouse formally changes its name to CBS 
1998
Exxon announces a $73.7 billion USD deal to buy Mobil, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company. 
2001
Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines. 
2002
91st Davis Cup: Russia beats France in Paris (3-2) 
2008
The US economy has been in recession since December 2007, the National Bureau of Economic Research announces today 
2012
8 people are killed and 36 injured after a bus overturns in Bolivia 
2012
Enrique Peña Nieto sworn in as President of Mexico 
2012
Ukranian Anna Ushenina wins the Women's World Chess Championship 2012 
2015
US Marine found guilty of killing transgender woman in Philippines 
2016
Tornadoes and storms kill five in US South 
2016
Michael James Delligatti, Creator of the Big Mac, Dies at 98 
2016
Doomed Jet Carrying Brazilian Team Reportedly Ran Out of Fuel 
2016
Mexico Disappointed at Carrier Agreement to Keep Jobs in US 
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