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)
- 1913The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.
- 1918The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.
- 1918Transylvania unites with Romania, following the incorporation of Bessarabia (March 27) and Bukovina (November 28), thus concluding the Great Union.
- 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.
- 1963Nagaland becomes the 16th state of India.
- 1964Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.
- 1969Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.
- 1971The Indian Army recaptures part of Kashmir occupied forcibly by Pakistan.
- 1981The AIDS virus is officially recognized.
- 2001Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA’s purchase by American Airlines.
Who were born on December 1?
- 1083Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153)
- 1912Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (d. 1986)
- 1916Wan Li, Chinese government official
- 1930Matt Monro, English singer (d.1985)
- 1933Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoon artist (d. 1996)
- 1949Jan Brett, American author illustrator
- 1954Bob Goen, American television host
- 1962Joe Quesada, American comic book writer
- 1975Matt Fraction, American comic book writer
- 1990Tomáš Tatar, Slovak ice hockey player
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