Today in History: December 1st

There are only 30 days left in the year!  So many things are happening/happened today, here are some of them:

World AIDS Day

Civil Air Patrol Day

1640: Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish Rule

1641: Massachusetts becomes the 1st colony to give statutory recognition to slavery

1761: Madame Tussard is born

1835: Hans Chrisitan Andersen published his first book of fairy tales

1862: President Lincoln delivers the State of the Union address to the 37th Congress

1885: Dr Pepper is served for the first time in Waco, Texas

1887: Sherlock Holmes first appears in print in “A Study in Scarlet”

1919: Lady Astor was sworn in as the first female member of the British Parliament

1929: The game of BINGO is invented by Edwin S. Lowe

1935: Woody Allen is born

1940: Richard Pryor is born

1941: The first Civil Air Patrol is organized in the US

1942: National gasoline rationing goes into effect in the US

1945: Bette Midler is born

1955: Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of a Montgomery, Alabama, bus

1956: “Candide” opens at the Martin Beck Theater in NYC

1959: The first colored photo of Earth is received from outer space

1982: Michael Jackson releases “Thriller” (click the link, you know you want to)

1986: Musée d’Orsay opens in Paris

1990: Workers drilled the final hole of the Chunnel connecting England and France

1999: A team of scientists announce they have sequenced the first human chromosome

2009: Treaty of Lisbon comes into effect



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