December 1: Day of the Week
December 1, 2022 is the 335th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1913Crete, having obtained self rule from Turkey after the First Balkan War, is annexed by Greece.
- 1913The Buenos Aires Subway, the first underground railway system in the southern hemisphere and in Latin America, begins operation.
- 1918The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.
- 1919Lady Astor becomes the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom (she had been elected to that position on November 28).
- 1948Taman Shud Case: The body of an unidentified man is found in Adelaide, Australia; involving an undetectable poison and a secret code in a very rare book, the case remains unsolved and is “one of Australia’s most profound mysteries”.
- 1955American Civil Rights Movement: In Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city’s racial segregation laws, an incident which leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
- 1965The Border Security Force is formed in India as a special force to guard the borders.
- 1966The first Gävle goat, an annual Swedish Yule Goat tradition, is first erected in Gävle.
- 1971Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
- 1988Benazir Bhutto is appointed Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Who were born on December 1?
- 1690Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1764)
- 1743Martin Heinrich Klaproth, German chemist (d. 1817)
- 1847Julia Ann Moore, American poet (d. 1920)
- 1873Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
- 1896Georgy Zhukov, Russian general & Marshal of the Soviet Union (d. 1974)
- 1926Robert Symonds, American actor (d. 2007)
- 1956Julee Cruise, American singer and actress
- 1966Katherine LaNasa, American actress
- 1968Justin Chadwick, British actor and director
- 2001Aiko, Princess Toshi, Japanese royalty
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