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Important Historical Events December 1
1835: Hans Christian Andersen’s first book of fairy tales published.
1933: First passenger airline launched between Kolkata and Dhaka in India.
1948: S. S. Apte founded Hindustan Samachar, a multilingual news organization.
1959: 12 nations signed a treaty for the peaceful scientific use of Antarctica.
1959: First color photo of Earth taken from space.
1963: Nagaland became the 16th state of India.
1964: Malawi, Malta, and Zambia joined the United Nations.
1965: Indian Border Security Force (BSF) was formed.
1973: Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia.
1976: Angola became a member of the United Nations.
1976: General Zia ur Rehman declared himself President in Bangladesh.
1981: AIDS virus was first identified.
1988: Benazir Bhutto became the first woman Prime Minister of Pakistan.
1991: Beginning of AIDS Awareness Day.
1992: Judy Leyden, a British woman, set a new height by flying a hang glider from an altitude of 3970 meters (13025 feet).
1999: India’s first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was named Woman of the Millennium.
2000: Hornbill Festival began in Nagaland every year from 1st to 7th December.
2000: United Nations Security Council endorsed an armed ban on the Taliban.
2002: Australia won the Ashes Test series for the eighth consecutive time from England.
2006: Nepal adopted the new national anthem.
2019: First known case of COVID-19 appeared.
Famous Birthdays and Birth Anniversaries December 1
: Marie Tussaud, the founder of the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
: Kaka Kalelkar, an Indian independence activist, social reformer, and journalist.
: Mahendra Pratap Singh, an Indian freedom fighter, journalist, writer, revolutionary, President in the Provisional Government of India.
: Kothainayaki Ammal, a Tamil writer, novelist, and journalist.
: Vithal Laxman Kotwal, a social reformer and revolutionary.
: Jagdish Mukhi, the Governor of Assam.
: Manju Bansal, an Indian biologist, and academic.
: Medha Patkar, an Indian social activist.
: Udit Narayan, an Indian playback singer.
: Sivamani, an Indian percussionist.
: Safra Catz, an American billionaire banker, and technology executive.
: Mohammad Kaif, a former Indian cricketer, and sportscaster.
: Bhawana Kanth, one of the first female fighter pilots of India.
: Henry I, the King of England.
: Sir George Everest, who surveyed India.
: James Arthur Baldwin, an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist.
: G. H. Hardy, an English mathematician.
: J. B. S. Haldane, an Indian Biological scientist of the British origin.
: David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister.
: Shankar Trimbak alias Dada Dharmadhikari, an Indian freedom fighter, and social reformer.
: Vijayalakshmi Pandit, an Indian Ambassador, Diplomat, and Politician.