December 1 History

According to Gregory calendar, December 1 is the day number 335 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number
is 336. December 1 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened in Indian History on December 1. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 1st December:

  • 1135: Henry I of England dies and the crown is passed to his nephew Stephen of Bloise.
  • 1581: Edmund Champion and other Jesuit martyrs are hanged at Tyburn, England, for sedition, after being tortured.
  • 1861: The U.S. gunboat Penguin seizes the Confederate blockade runner Albion carrying supplies worth almost $100,000.
  • 1862: President Abraham Lincoln gives the State of the Union address to the 37th Congress.
  • 1863: Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy, is released from prison in Washington.
  • 1881: Virgil, Wyatt and Morgan Earp are exonerated in court for their action in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz.
  • 1900: Kaiser Wilhelm II refuses to meet with Boer leader Paul Kruger in Berlin.
  • 1913: Ford Motor Company institutes world’s 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford
  • 1934: Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov is assassinated and Joseph Stalin uses it as an excuse to begin his Great Purge of 1934-38
  • 1942: National gasoline rationing goes into effect in the United States.
  • 1953:Hugh Hefner publishes 1st edition of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine’s 1st centerfold
  • 1955: Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1963: Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union
  • 1971: Indian Army recaptures part of Kashmir, which had been occupied by Pakistan.
  • 1973: Jack Nicklaus finishes at 13-under-par 275 to win the Walt Disney World Open by 1 stroke from Mason Rudolph; becomes the first player to reach $2 million in PGA Tour career earnings
  • 1974: South Africa is awarded the Davis Cup tennis title after India refuses to travel to South Africa for the final in protest of the South African government’s apartheid policies
  • 1981: AIDS virus officially recognized.
  • 1988: Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)
  • 2003: “The Return of the King”, 3rd and final film in the Lord of the Rings series, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History

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