Thursday, December 01, 2016
History for December 1 - On-This-Day.com:
Mary Martin 1913, Stansfield Turner 1923, Woody Allen 1935
Lee Trevino 1939, Richard Pryor 1940, Bette Midler 1945
1835 - Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales.
1913 - Ford Motor Co. began using a new movable assembly line that ushered in the era of mass production.
1941 - In the U.S., the Civil Air Patrol was created. In April 1943 the Civil Air Patrol was placed under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Forces.
1943 - In Teheran, leaders of the United States, the USSR and the United Kingdom met to reaffirm the goal set on October 30, 1943. The previous meeting called for an early establishment of an international organization to maintain peace and security.
1952 - In Denmark, it was announced that the first successful sex-change operation had been performed.
1955 - Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery, AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was arrested marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the U.S.
1969 - The U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War II.
1987 - Construction began on the Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France.
1990 - British and French workers digging the Channel Tunnel finally met under the English Channel.