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  • South Africa
    Monday Dec 01, 1834

    Second Boer War

    Many Boers who were dissatisfied with aspects of British administration, in particular with Britain's abolition of slavery

    South Africa
    Monday Dec 01, 1834

    The Boers were itinerant farmers who lived on the colony's frontiers, seeking better pastures for their livestock. Many Boers who were dissatisfied with aspects of British administration, in particular with Britain's abolition of slavery on 1 December 1834, elected to migrate away from British rule in what became known as the Great Trek.




  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Dec 01, 1884

    Mexican Revolution

    Díaz had ruled Continuously

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Dec 01, 1884

    Díaz had ruled continuously since 1884. The question of presidential succession was an issue as early as 1900, when Díaz turned 70. It was his "undeclared intention to step down from the presidency in 1904."




  • Guangxi, China
    Sunday Dec 01, 1907

    Xinhai Revolution

    Zhennanguan Uprising

    Guangxi, China
    Sunday Dec 01, 1907

    On 1 December 1907, the Zhennanguan Uprising took place at Zhennanguan, a pass on the Chinese-Vietnamese border. Sun Yat-sen sent Huang Mintang to monitor the pass, which was guarded by a fort. With the assistance of supporters among the fort's defenders, the revolutionaries captured the cannon tower in Zhennanguan. Sun Yat-sen, Huang Xing and Hu Hanmin personally went to the tower to command the battle. The Qing government sent troops led by Long Jiguang and Lu Rongting to counterattack, and the revolutionaries were forced to retreat into the mountainous areas. After the failure of this uprising, Sun was forced to move to Singapore due to anti-Sun sentiments within the revolutionary groups. He would not return to the mainland until after the Wuchang Uprising.




  • Jiangsu, China
    Friday Dec 01, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    The United Army Captured Many Strongholds of The Qing Army

    Jiangsu, China
    Friday Dec 01, 1911

    Between 24 November and 1 December, under the command of Xu Shaozhen, the united army captured Wulongshan, Mufushan, Yuhuatai, Tianbao City and many other strongholds of the Qing army.




  • Alba Iulia, Romania
    Sunday Dec 01, 1918

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Union of Transylvania With Romania

    Alba Iulia, Romania
    Sunday Dec 01, 1918

    On 1 December, the Union of Transylvania with Romania was officiated by the elected representatives of the Romanian people of Transylvania, who proclaimed a union with Romania. Later the Transylvanian Saxons and Banat Swabians also supported the union.




  • Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
    Wednesday Dec 01, 1937

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    The Battle of Nanjing

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
    Wednesday Dec 01, 1937

    Building on the hard-won victory in Shanghai, the IJA captured the KMT capital city of Nanjing (December 1937) and Northern Shanxi (September–November 1937). These campaigns involved approximately 350,000 Japanese soldiers, and considerably more Chinese.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Dec 01, 1941

    Hirohito

    Imperial Conference Sanctioned The War

    Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Dec 01, 1941

    On December 1 an Imperial Conference sanctioned the "War against the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of the Netherlands."


  • Rionegro, Colombia
    Thursday Dec 01, 1949

    Pablo Escobar: Narcos

    Birth

    Rionegro, Colombia
    Thursday Dec 01, 1949

    Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was born on 1 December 1949, in Rionegro, in the Antioquia Department of Colombia. He was the third of seven children of the farmer Abel de Jesús Dari Escobar Echeverri (1910–2001), with his wife Hilda de Los Dolores Gaviria Berrío, an elementary school teacher.


  • Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 01, 1955

    Martin Luther King

    Rosa Parks

    Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 01, 1955

    Nine months later on December 1, 1955, a similar incident occurred when Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus.


  • Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 01, 1955

    Rosa Parks

    Parks was Arrested

    Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 01, 1955

    When Parks refused to give up her seat, a police officer arrested her. As the officer took her away, she recalled that she asked, "Why do you push us around?" She remembered him saying, "I don't know, but the law's the law, and you're under arrest." She later said, "I only knew that, as I was being arrested, that it was the very last time that I would ever ride in humiliation of this kind. ... ". Parks was charged with a violation of Chapter 6, Section 11 segregation law of the Montgomery City code, although technically she had not taken a white-only seat; she had been in a colored section. Edgar Nixon, president of the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP and leader of the Pullman Porters Union, and her friend Clifford Durr bailed Parks out of jail that evening.


  • Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Friday Dec 01, 1961

    June 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt: Escape from Alcatraz

    The gathering

    Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Friday Dec 01, 1961

    The four inmates were no sooner assigned adjacent cells in December 1961 than they began formulating the escape plan together, though always under the leadership of Morris, the chief mastermind and unilateral orchestrator of the plot.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Dec 01, 1963

    Malcolm X

    Criticism of John F.Kennedy assassination

    U.S.
    Sunday Dec 01, 1963

    On December 1, 1963, when asked to comment on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X said that it was a case of "chickens coming home to roost". He added that "chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they've always made me glad."


  • Greenville, Texas, U.S.
    Friday Dec 01, 1972

    Bart Millard

    Birth

    Greenville, Texas, U.S.
    Friday Dec 01, 1972

    Bart Marshall Millard born in Greenville, Texas.


  • Ramat Gan, Israel
    Saturday Dec 01, 1973

    David Ben-Gurion

    Death

    Ramat Gan, Israel
    Saturday Dec 01, 1973

    On 18 November 1973, Ben-Gurion suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, and was taken to Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer, Ramat Gan. During the first week following the stroke, he received visits from many high-ranking officials, including Prime Minister Golda Meir. His condition began deteriorating on 23 November, and he died on 1 December at age 87.


  • Iran
    Friday Dec 01, 1978

    Iranian Revolution

    The Muharram protests

    Iran
    Friday Dec 01, 1978

    On 2 December 1978, the Muharram protests began. Named for the Islamic month they began in, the Muharram protests were impressively huge and pivotal. Over two million protesters (many of whom were teenagers organized by the mullahs from the mosques of southern Tehran) took to the streets, crowding Shahyad Square. Protesters frequently went out at night, defying the set curfew, often taking to rooftops and shouting "Allahu-Akbar" (God is Great). According to one witness, many of the clashes on the street had an air of playfulness rather than seriousness, with security forces using "kid gloves" against the opposition (nevertheless, the government reported at least 12 opposition deaths).


  • Ukraine
    Sunday Dec 01, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Final round of the Soviet Union's collapse

    Ukraine
    Sunday Dec 01, 1991

    The final round of the Soviet Union's collapse began with a Ukrainian popular referendum on December 1, 1991, in which 90 percent of voters opted for independence.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Dec 01, 1994

    First Chechen War

    Russian forces openly carried out heavy aerial bombardments

    Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Dec 01, 1994

    Beginning on 1 December, Russian forces openly carried out heavy aerial bombardments of Chechnya.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 01, 1998

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Clinton Denied Having a "Sexual Relationship"

    U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 01, 1998

    In a January 17, 1998 sworn deposition, Clinton denied having a "sexual relationship," "sexual affair," or "sexual relations" with Lewinsky, and even that he was ever alone with her. His lawyer, Robert S. Bennett, stated with Clinton present that Lewinsky's affidavit showed that there was no sex in any manner, shape or form between Clinton and Lewinsky.


  • Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Dec 01, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Russian forces under Major General Vladimir Shamanov took control of Alkhan-Yurt, a village just south of Grozny

    Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Dec 01, 1999

    On 1 December 1999, after weeks of heavy fighting, Russian forces under Major General Vladimir Shamanov took control of Alkhan-Yurt, a village just south of Grozny. The Chechen and foreign fighters inflicted heavy losses on the Russian forces, reportedly killing more than 70 Russian soldiers before retreating, suffering heavy losses of their own.


  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Dec 01, 2009

    Lionel Messi

    First Ballon d'Or awarded

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Dec 01, 2009

    First Ballon d'Or awarded.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 01, 2015

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

    U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 01, 2015

    On December 1, 2015, Mark and Chan announced they would eventually give 99 percent of their Facebook shares (worth about US$45 billion at the time) to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 01, 2015

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Donate 99% of their Facebook shares

    U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 01, 2015

    On December 1, 2015, Zuckerberg and Chan announced the birth of their first daughter Max, and in an open letter to Max, they pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook shares, then valued at US$45 billion, to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, their new organization that will focus on health and education.


  • Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Dec 01, 2017

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

    First official public appearance after engagement

    Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Dec 01, 2017

    After the engagement, Markle's first official public appearance with Prince Harry was at a World AIDS Day walkabout in Nottingham on December 1, 2017. Markle and Harry marked International Women's Day by attending an event in Birmingham hosted by the Stemettes. Along with the Queen and other members of the royal family, she attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12. The couple made their first visit to Northern Ireland on March 23. Markle carried out a total of 26 public engagements prior to the wedding.


  • Vancouver, Canada
    Saturday Dec 01, 2018

    Huawei

    Arresting Huawei vice-chairwoman and CFO "Meng Wanzhou"

    Vancouver, Canada
    Saturday Dec 01, 2018

    On 1 December 2018, Huawei vice-chairwoman and CFO Meng Wanzhou, daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Canada at the request of U.S. authorities. She faced extradition to the United States on charges of violating sanctions against Iran.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Dec 01, 2018

    Eminem

    Kick off

    U.S.
    Saturday Dec 01, 2018

    On December 1, Eminem released an 11 minute freestyle to his YouTube channel titled 'Kick off'.


  • Wuhan, China
    Sunday Dec 01, 2019

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    The earliest reported symptoms

    Wuhan, China
    Sunday Dec 01, 2019

    Of the first 41 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infection, two-thirds were found to have a link with the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, which also sold live animals. The earliest reported symptoms occurred on 1 December 2019, in a person who did not have any exposure to the market or to the remaining 40 affected people. As the number of cases has increased, the significance of the market lessened.


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