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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1420Henry V of England enters Paris.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1862In his State of the Union Address President Abraham Lincoln reaffirms the necessity of ending slavery as ordered ten weeks earlier in the Emancipation Proclamation.
- 1913Crete, having obtained self rule from Turkey after the First Balkan War, is annexed by Greece.
- 1934In the Soviet Union, Politburo member Sergei Kirov is shot dead by Leonid Nikolayev at the Communist Party headquarters in Leningrad.
- 1963Nagaland becomes the 16th state of India.
- 1981The AIDS virus is officially recognized.
- 1984NASA conducts the Controlled Impact Demonstration, wherein an airliner was deliberately crashed in order to test technologies and gather data to help improve survivability of airplane crashes.
Who were born on December 1?
- 1910Alicia Markova, English ballerina (d. 2004)
- 1917Thomas Hayward, American tenor (d.1995)
- 1933Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoon artist (d. 1996)
- 1939Lee Trevino, American golfer
- 1944Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor
- 1949Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord (d. 1993)
- 1971Peter Van de Veire, Belgian radio-presenter
- 1974Costinha, Portuguese footballer
- 1977Lee McKenzie, Scottish television presenter
- 1980Roger Peterson, Aruban-Dutch musician
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