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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1941Pacific War: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gave the final approval to initiate war against the United States.
- 1948Taman Shud Case: The body of an unidentified man is found in Adelaide, Australia; involving an undetectable poison and a secret code in a very rare book, the case remains unsolved and is “one of Australia’s most profound mysteries”.
- 1952The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.
- 1960Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
- 1963Nagaland becomes the 16th state of India.
- 1965The Border Security Force is formed in India as a special force to guard the borders.
- 1966The first Gävle goat, an annual Swedish Yule Goat tradition, is first erected in Gävle.
- 19891989 Philippine coup attempt: The right-wing military rebel Reform the Armed Forces Movement attempts to oust Philippine President Corazon Aquino in a failed bloody coup d'état.
- 1990Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 metres beneath the seabed.
- 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?
- 1743Martin Heinrich Klaproth, German chemist (d. 1817)
- 1792Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1856)
- 1949Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician
- 1959Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
- 1970Sarah Silverman, American actress and comedian
- 1971Peter Van de Veire, Belgian radio-presenter
- 1974Costinha, Portuguese footballer
- 1975Matt Fraction, American comic book writer
- 1979Ryan Malone, American hockey player
- 1981Luke McPharlin, Australian rules footballer
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