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Notable Historical Events for December 1st

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

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

1868John D Rockefeller begins anti oil war

1982Michael Jackson releases his album "Thriller"

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

1937Japan recognizes Franco government

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on December 1st

1913Mary Martin, Weatherford Tx, actress (Peter Pan) Larry Hagman's mom

1949Pablo Escobar Gaviria, Colombian drug baron

1945Bette Midler, Honolulu, Hawaii, actress and singer (Beaches, Wind Beneath my Wings)

1935Woody Allen, [Allen Konigsberg], Bkln, actor (Zelig, Annie Hall)

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Notable Weddings on December 1st

1973NFL running back Gale Sayers (30) weds second wife Ardythe Bullard

1990Film director John Carpenter (36) weds producer Sandy King

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Notable Deaths on December 1st

1973David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87

1521Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italian Pope (1513-21), dies at 45

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