On This Day in History for December 1 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 155 of 155

  • 1970 Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico
  • 1970 Independent People's Republic of South Yemen renames itself as People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
  • 1971 Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
  • 1972 2 people killed and 127 injured when 2 car bombs explode in the centre of Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1973 Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
  • 1974 Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died
  • 1974 LA Skid Row slasher kills 1st of 8

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1975 US President Gerald Ford visits People's Republic of China

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1975 Kuwait and Gulf and BP agree on terms of nationalization
  • 1976 Angola admitted to the UN
  • 1976 Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman declares himself president

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1978 US President Jimmy Carter more than doubles national park system size

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1980 US Justice Department sues Yonkers siting racial discrimination
  • 1981 Yugoslavian charter flight crashes into Mont San-Pietro in Corsica, 180 killed
  • 1982 Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart
  • 1982 Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico
  • 1983 Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury
  • 1984 France performs nuclear test
  • 1985 STS 61-C vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1985 South Africa's Cosatu union centre forms
  • 1986 Musée d'Orsay opens in Paris
  • 1987 Digging begins to link England & France under English Channel
  • 1988 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless

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1988 Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 1988 Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow
  • 1989 "Day Without Art" - Artists demonstrate against AIDS
  • 1989 East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution
  • 1989 Mark Langston signs record $3.2 million per year Cal Angels contract

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1989 USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1990 British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)
  • 1990 Hissène Habré of Chad flees to Cameroon
  • 1990 Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks
  • 1990 Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their 1st joint session
  • 1991 Colorado party wins Paraguay parliamentary election
  • 1991 Nursultan Nazarbayev sworn in as president of Kazakhstan
  • 1991 US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 lands
  • 1991 Ukrainian people vote for independence
  • 1992 2 C-141B Starlifters collide in Montana & crash, 13 die
  • 1992 Amy Fisher sentenced 5-15 yrs for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco
  • 1993 Northwest Airlink plane crashes in Minn, killing 18
  • 1994 Ernesto Zedillo innaugrated as president of Mexico
  • 1994 Jim Bakker, American televangelist and convicted fraud is released from jail
  • 1997 GS Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, attacks his coach P J Carlesimo
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Davenport IA on KORB 93.5 FM
  • 1998 Exxon announces a $73.7 billion USD deal to buy Mobil, creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company.
  • 2001 Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.
  • 2008 The US economy has been in recession since December 2007, the National Bureau of Economic Research announces today
  • 2012 8 people are killed and 36 injured after a bus overturns in Bolivia
  • 2012 Enrique Peña Nieto sworn in as President of Mexico
  • 2012 Ukranian Anna Ushenina wins the Women's World Chess Championship 2012

  • 2016 Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is declared King of Thailand, succeeding his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • 2016 UN admits its peacekeepers were responsible for the cholera epidemic in Haiti in 2010 that killed 30,000

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2016 French President Francois Hollande announces he will not seek a 2nd term - 1st modern French leader not to do so

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande

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2017 President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the F.B.I.

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
National Security Advisor
Michael Flynn

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