On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is declared King of Thailand, succeeding his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Event of interestEvent of Interest

French President Francois Hollande announces he will not seek a 2nd term - 1st modern French leader not to do so

French President Fran├žois Hollande
French President
Fran├žois Hollande
  • Gambia presidential election: dictator Yahya Jammeh is defeated by Adama Barrow after 22 years in power
  • UN admits its peacekeepers were responsible for the cholera epidemic in Haiti in 2010 that killed 30,000

Famous Deaths

  • Ousmane Sow, Senegalese sculptor, dies at 81