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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 800Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.
- 1865Shaw University, the first historically black university in the southern United States, is founded in Raleigh, North Carolina.
- 1885First serving of the soft drink Dr Pepper at a drug store in Waco, Texas (United States).
- 1941World War II: Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signs Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.
- 1952The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.
- 1963Nagaland becomes the 16th state of India.
- 1966The first Gävle goat, an annual Swedish Yule Goat tradition, is first erected in Gävle.
- 1974Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 6231, crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
- 19891989 Philippine coup attempt: The right-wing military rebel Reform the Armed Forces Movement attempts to oust Philippine President Corazon Aquino in a failed bloody coup d'état.
- 1991Cold War: Ukrainian voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the Soviet Union.
Who were born on December 1?
- 1895Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
- 1908Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
- 1910Alicia Markova, English ballerina (d. 2004)
- 1925Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
- 1929David Doyle, American Actor (d. 1997)
- 1944John Densmore, American drummer (The Doors)
- 1961Armin Meiwes, German cannibal
- 1971Peter Van de Veire, Belgian radio-presenter
- 1976Laura Ling, American journalist
- 2001Aiko, Princess Toshi, Japanese royalty
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