History December 1st

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    December 1st

    0772 - Pope Adrian I elected

    1566 - Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva

    1640 - Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule

    1804 - Emperor Napoleon marries Jos‚phine of Martinique

    1821 - Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain

    1822 - Dom Pedro crowned emperor of Brazil

    1835 - Hans Christian Andersen published his 1st book of fairy tales

    1878 - 1st White House telephone installed

    1887 - Sherlock Holmes 1st appears in print: "Study in Scarlet"

    1903 - "The Great Train Robbery," the 1st Western film, released

    1906 - Cinema Omnia Pathe, world's 1st cinema, opens (Paris)

    1913 - 1st drive-up gasoline station opens (Pitts)

    1913 - Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38)

    1918 - Iceland becomes independent state under Danish crown

    1918 - Serbian-Croatian-Slovic kingdom proclaimed in Belgrade

    1918 - Yugoslavia declares independence; monarchy established

    1921 - 1st US helium-filled dirigible makes 1st flight

    1924 - Calles becomes president of Mexico

    1929 - BINGO invented by Edwin S Lowe

    1959 - 1st color photograph of Earth from outer space

    1970 - Independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes People Democratic Republic of Yemen

    1982 - Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as pres of Mexico

    1985 - STS 61-C vehicle moves to launch pad

    1991 - US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 lands

    1991 - Ukrainian people vote for independence

    1997 - Westinghouse formally changes its name to CBS
     
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1935 Woody Allen (comedian, actor, film director) is born

    1940 Richard Pryor (actor) is born

    1945 Bette Midler (actress, singer) is born