December 1: Day of the Week
December 1, 2019 is the 335th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1822Peter I is crowned Emperor of Brazil.
- 1824United States presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
- 1885First serving of the soft drink Dr Pepper at a drug store in Waco, Texas (United States).
- 1913The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.
- 1918The Kingdom of Iceland becomes a sovereign state, yet remains a part of the Danish kingdom.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1974Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 6231, crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
- 1975Lambda Theta Phi - The first Latino fraternity is established in New Jersey.
Who were born on December 1?
- 1690Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1764)
- 1884Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)
- 1911Calvin Griffith, Canadian-born baseball executive (d. 1999)
- 1937Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, 6th President of Latvia
- 1949Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord (d. 1993)
- 1955Pat Spillane, Gaelic footballer
- 1958Charlene Tilton, American actress
- 1974Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, American keyboardist (The Mars Volta)
- 1977Jared Fogle, American spokesperson
- 1987Brett Williams, English footballer
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