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History Of Day

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

1761: Marie Tussaud, the founder of the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

1885: Kaka Kalelkar, an Indian independence activist, social reformer, and journalist.

1886: Mahendra Pratap Singh, an Indian freedom fighter, journalist, writer, revolutionary, President in the Provisional Government of India.

1901: Kothainayaki Ammal, a Tamil writer, novelist, and journalist.

1912: Vithal Laxman Kotwal, a social reformer and revolutionary.

1942: Jagdish Mukhi, the Governor of Assam.

1950: Manju Bansal, an Indian biologist, and academic.

1954: Medha Patkar, an Indian social activist.

1955: Udit Narayan, an Indian playback singer.

1959: Sivamani, an Indian percussionist. 

1961: Safra Catz, an American billionaire banker, and technology executive. 

1980: Mohammad Kaif, a former Indian cricketer, and sportscaster.

1992: Bhawana Kanth, one of the first female fighter pilots of India.

Death Anniversaries  – December 1

1135: Henry I, the King of England.

1866: Sir George Everest, who surveyed India.

1924: James Arthur Baldwin, an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist.

1947: G. H. Hardy, an English mathematician. 

1964: J. B. S. Haldane, an Indian Biological scientist of the British origin.

1973: David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister.

1985: Shankar Trimbak alias Dada Dharmadhikari, an Indian freedom fighter, and social reformer.

1990: Vijayalakshmi Pandit, an Indian Ambassador, Diplomat, and Politician.


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