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On This Day In History for December 1, 2021
This is the 335th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining in 2021.
- It was on this date in 1862, that In his State of the Union Address President Abraham Lincoln reaffirmed the necessity of ending slavery as ordered ten weeks earlier in the Emancipation Proclamation
- 108 years ago today, The Buenos Aires Metro, the first underground railway system in the Southern Hemisphere and in Latin America, began operation.
- Also on December 1, 1952, The New York Daily News reported the news of Christine Jorgensen, the first notable case of sex reassignment surgery
- It was also this date in 1984 that NASA conducted the Controlled Impact Demonstration, wherein an airliner is deliberately crashed in order to test technologies and gather data to help improve survivability of crashes
- On December 1, 1988, World AIDS Day was proclaimed worldwide by the UN member states.
- That same date in 1990, Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France met beneath the seabed.
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- Czech physician and astronomer, Tadeáš Hájek, born on this date in 1525.
- French astronomer and historian, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc was born 441 years ago today.
- French-English sculptor, founded Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Marie Tussaud, born on this date in 1761.
- Mary Martin, American actress and singer was born on that same date in 1913.
- American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor, Lou Rawls, born on this date in 1933.
- Also turning 86 today is American actor, director, and screenwriter Woody Allen.
- American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter, Richard Pryor was born 81 years ago today.
- Born December 1, 1940, American electronic engineer and inventor Jerry Lawson.
- American singer-songwriter, actress and producer, Bette Midler is 76 today.
- Also turning 75 today is Irish singer-songwriter and pianist Gilbert O’Sullivan.
- Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist was born on that same date in 1949.
- Also born on that same date in 1954, English chemist and engineer, Judith Hackitt.
- Also turning 60 today is American biophysicist and academic Raymond E. Goldstein.
- Also born on that same date in 1970, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jonathan Coulton.
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And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for December 1, 2021
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