12/1/2018 12:09:00 AM Today In History - December 1
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
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)
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