December 1: Day of the Week
December 1, 2019 was the 335th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 30 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1826French philhellene Charles Nicolas Fabvier forces his way through the Turkish cordon and ascends the Acropolis of Athens, which had been under siege.
- 1834Slavery is abolished in the Cape Colony in accordance with the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.
- 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.
- 1958The Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago, Illinois, kills 92 children and three nuns.
- 1964Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.
- 1965The Border Security Force is formed in India as a special force to guard the borders.
- 1973Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia.
- 1975Lambda Theta Phi - The first Latino fraternity is established in New Jersey.
- 2009The Treaty of Lisbon, which amends the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community, which together comprise the constitutional basis of European Union, comes into effect.
Who were born on December 1?
- 1792Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1856)
- 1929David Doyle, American Actor (d. 1997)
- 1937Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, 6th President of Latvia
- 1967Nestor Carbonell, American actor
- 1971Melanie Peres, Israeli singer, actress and model
- 1973Jon Theodore, American musician
- 1980Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricketer
- 1980Roger Peterson, Aruban-Dutch musician
- 1982Christos Kalantzis, Greek footballer
- 1990Chanel Iman, American model.
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