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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 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.
- 1959Cold War: Opening date for signature of the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent.
- 1963Nagaland becomes the 16th state of India.
- 1969The first legislation to limit aircraft noise levels at airports is introduced in U.S. Federal Air Regulation, Part 36.
- 1975Lambda Theta Phi - The first Latino fraternity is established in New Jersey.
- 1981The AIDS virus is officially recognized.
- 1990Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 metres beneath the seabed.
- 1991Cold War: Ukrainian voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the Soviet Union.
Who were born on December 1?
- 1844Alexandra of Denmark, Danish Queen Consort of Edward VII of the United Kingdom (d. 1925)
- 1922Paul Picerni, American actor (d. 2011)
- 1925Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
- 1934Billy Paul, American singer
- 1948Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian
- 1949Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician
- 1958Javier Aguirre, Mexican footballer and coach
- 1960Jane Turner, Australian actress/comedian
- 1978Mat Kearney, American singer and songwriter
- 1986DeSean Jackson, American football player
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