December 1: Day of the Week
December 1, 2020 is the 336th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
- 1925World War I aftermath: The final Locarno Treaty is signed in London, establishing post-war territorial settlements.
- 1952The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.
- 1964Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.
- 1969Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.
- 1973Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia.
- 1974Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 6231, crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
- 1984NASA conducts the Controlled Impact Demonstration, wherein an airliner was deliberately crashed in order to test technologies and gather data to help improve survivability of airplane crashes.
- 1989Cold War: East Germany’s parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the communist party the leading role in the state.
- 2001Captain 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.
Who were born on December 1?
- 1716Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
- 1886Rex Stout, American author (d. 1975)
- 1912Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (d. 1986)
- 1917Marty Marion, American baseball player and manager (d.2011)
- 1931Jim Nesbitt, singer (d. 2007)
- 1944Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin
- 1946Gilbert O'Sullivan, Irish singer
- 1948George Foster, American baseball player
- 1954Annette Haven, American pornographic actress
- 1966Katherine LaNasa, American actress
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