December 1 is the 335th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 30 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about December 1st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 1stin history!
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- Day Without Art Day
- National Eat a Red Apple Day
- World Aids Day
What Happened On This Day – December 1
2009: Treaty of Lisbon comes into force
The Treaty of Lisbon, which amended the two treaties – the Maastricht Treaty and the Treaty of Rome – that form the constitutional basis of the European Union came into force after being signed by 13 countries in 2007.
1958: French colony of Ubangi-Shari gains autonomy
The French colony of Ubangi-Shari, now known as the Central African Republic, gained autonomy from France. 2 years later, the country became independent and adopted its current name.
1943: Tehran Conference ends
The Tehran Conference between the US, the UK, and the Soviet Union ended with the three countries deciding to open up a second front against Germany in France, and the Soviet Union agreeing to declare war against Japan.
1919: Nancy Astor becomes to the first woman to join the British House of Commons
Nancy Witcher Langhorne also known as Nancy Astor became the first woman to join the British House of Commons.
1918: Kingdom of Iceland established
The Kingdom of Iceland was established with the signing of the Act of Union with Denmark. The act recognized Iceland as a sovereign state under a common monarch with Denmark, and the Kingdom lasted until 1944 when a national referendum created the Republic of Iceland.
1945: German Wehrmacht General Anton Dostler is tied to a stake before his execution by a firing squad in a stockade in Aversa, Italy, on December 1, 1945.
Births On This Day, December 1
1970: Sarah Silverman, American comedian, actress, singer
1949: Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord
1945: Bette Midler, American singer-songwriter, producer, actress
1935: Woody Allen, American screenwriter, director, actor
1896: Georgy Zhukov, Russian general
Deaths On This Day, December 1
2012: Mitchell Cole, English footballer
1973: David Ben-Gurion, Israeli politician, 1st Prime Minister of Israel
1947: Aleister Crowley, English magician, author
1825: Alexander I of Russia
1135: Henry I of England
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