December 1: Day of the Week
December 1, 2021 is the 335th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
- 1918The Kingdom of Iceland becomes a sovereign state, yet remains a part of the Danish kingdom.
- 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).
- 1941Pacific War: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gave the final approval to initiate war against the United States.
- 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.
- 1974TWA Flight 514, a Boeing 727, crashes northwest of Dulles International Airport killing all 92 people on board.
- 1988Benazir Bhutto is appointed Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- 1989Cold War: East Germany’s parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the communist party the leading role in the state.
Who were born on December 1?
- 1690Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1764)
- 1895Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
- 1922Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey player (d. 1979)
- 1947Bob Fulton, English-born Australian rugby league footballer
- 1957Chris Poland, American guitarist (Megadeth)
- 1967Nestor Carbonell, American actor
- 1967Reggie Sanders, American baseball player
- 1968Anders Holmertz, Swedish swimmer
- 1971Dolgorsürengiin Serjbüdee, Mongolian professional wrestler
- 1990Tomáš Tatar, Slovak ice hockey player
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