December 1 holidays in 2022

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
World AIDS Day
- International
National Eat a Red Apple Day
- Weird
Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day
- Weird
Day With(out) Art Day
- Weird
Rosa Parks Day
United states Local Observance

Historical Events on December 1

  • 1824: The United States House of Representatives are charged with the task of deciding a winner of the U.S. Presidential election because no candidate received a majority of the electoral college votes. This is in accordance with the 12th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1834: With the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, slavery is outlawed in the Cape Colony.
  • 1862: During his State of the Union Address, U.S President Abraham Lincoln reaffirms the importance of ending slavery.
  • 1865: The first historically black university in the southern U.S – Shaw University – is founded on this day.
  • 1913: The moving assembling line is introduced by Ford Motor Company.
  • 1924: The first U.S based NHL hockey franchise – the Boston Bruins – plays their first league game at home.
  • 1941: The final approval to begin war against the U.S is given by Emperor Hirohito of Japan.
  • 1941: The Civil Air Patrol is created when New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia signs Administrative Order Nine.
  • 1955: An African-American seamstress named Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat up to a white man. As a result, she’ arrested for violation of Montgomery, Alabama’s segregation laws. Her arrest would lead to a bus boycott in that city and Rosa Parks would become an icon of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Famous Birthdays on December 1

  • French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet is born in 1716.
  • German chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth is born in 1743.
  • French sculptor and founder of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Marie Tussaud is born in 1761.
  • American poet Julia A. Moore is born in 1847.
  • American actress and singer, Mary Martin is born in 1913.
  • American baseball player and manager, Marty Marion is born in 1917.
  • American screenwriter, director and actor, Woody Allen is born in 1935.
  • American drummer Sandy Nelson is born in 1938.
  • American comedian, actor and screenwriter, Richard Pryor is born in 1940.
  • American actress and singer-songwriter, Bette Midler is born in 1945.
  • American actress, model and singer, Zoë Kravitz is born in 1988.