12/1/2019 12:09:00 AM Today In History - December 1
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1824 the U.S. House of Representatives began to decide the outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins); and in 1878 the first telephone was installed in the White House.
800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.
1750 - First school in America to offer manual training courses opens in Maryland
1824 - US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins)
1835 - Hans Christian Andersen publishes his 1st book of fairy tales
1868 - John D Rockefeller begins anti oil war
1878 - 1st White House telephone installed
1891 - James Naismith creates the game of basketball
1921 - 1st US helium-filled dirigible makes 1st flight
1934 - Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, used by Stalin as the excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38.
1952 - The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation.
1955 - Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama
1957 - Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show
1982 - Michael Jackson releases his album "Thriller"
1988 - Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)
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.
1910 - Louis Slotin, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device
1913 - Mary Martin, Weatherford Tx, actress (Peter Pan) Larry Hagman's mom
1921 - Ralph Manza, SF California, actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart)