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12/1/2018 12:09:00 AM
Today In History - December 1

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Historical Events

  • 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.


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Famous Birthdays

  • 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)
  • 1922 - Geraldine McCulloug, Maywood Ill, painter/sculptor (Phoenix)
  • 1929 - David Doyle, Omaha, Nebraska, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats)
  • 1929 - Dick Shawn, Buffalo NY, actor (Producers, Maid to Order, Angel)
  • 1929 - Emily McLaughlin, White Plains NY, actress (Jessie-General Hospital)
  • 1935 - Woody Allen, [Allen Konigsberg], Bkln, actor (Zelig, Annie Hall)
  • 1945 - Bette Midler, Honolulu, Hawaii, actress and singer (Beaches, Wind Beneath my Wings)
  • 1946 - Gilbert O'Sullivan, Ireland, singer (Alone Again Naturally)
  • 1950 - Richard Keith, Lafayette La, actor (Little Ricky-I Love Lucy)
  • 1951 - Treat Williams, Rowayton CT, actor (Flashpoint, Hair)
  • 1977 - Jared Fogle, American Subway spokesperson

Famous Weddings

  • 1973 - NFL running back Gale Sayers (30) weds second wife Ardythe Bullard
  • 1982 - Martial artist Jackie Chan (28) weds actress Lin Feng-jiao (29) in Los Angeles
  • 1990 - Film director John Carpenter (36) weds producer Sandy King
  • 1996 - Model-actress Angie Everhart (27) weds actor Ashley Hamilton (22) at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles
  • 2012 - Congressman Joseph Kennedy III (32) weds Lauren Anne Birchfield (28) at the Community Church in Corona del Mar, California

Famous Divorces

  • 2008 - "CSI" actress Marg Helgenberger (50) divorces actor Alan Rosenberg (58) due to irreconcilable differences after 19 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1521 - Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italian Pope (1513-21), dies at 45
  • 1973 - David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87
  • 1980 - Sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75
  • 1982 - Dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday
  • 1990 - Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian diplomat and politician, dies at 90

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