Today in History Today is Wednesday, December 1, the 335th day of 2021. There are 30 days left in…
Today in history
Today is Wednesday, December 1, the 335th day of 2021. There are 30 days left in the year.
Today’s highlight in history:
On December 1, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln sent his second annual message to Congress, in which he called for the abolition of slavery, and went on to say, “Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. . We, this Congress and this Administration, will remember in spite of ourselves.
To this date :
In 1824, the presidential election was handed over to the United States House of Representatives when an impasse developed between John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford and Henry Clay. (Adams ended up victorious.)
In 1941, Japanese Emperor Hirohito approved war against the United States, Britain and the Netherlands after his government rejected American demands contained in Hull’s Note.
In 1942, during World War II, nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect in the United States; the goal was not so much to save gasoline as to conserve the rubber the war effort desperately needed by reducing the use of tires.
In 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, was arrested after refusing to give way to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama; the incident sparked a year-long black bus boycott.
In 1965, an airlift of refugees from Cuba to the United States began, during which thousands of Cubans were allowed to leave their homeland.
In 1969, the US government organized its first lottery project since World War II.
In 1973, David Ben-Gurion, the first Israeli Prime Minister, died in Tel Aviv at the age of 87.
In 1974, TWA Flight 514, a Boeing 727 bound for Washington, crashed in Virginia after being diverted from the domestic airport to Dulles International Airport; all 92 people on board were killed. Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 6231, a Boeing 727, crashed near Stony Point, New York, with the loss of its three crew members (the plane had been chartered to retrieve the Baltimore football team Colts in Buffalo, New York).
In 1990, British and French workers digging the Channel Tunnel between their countries finally met after making a passage through a service tunnel.
In 1991, Ukrainians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union.
In 2005, a roadside bomb killed 10 US Marines near Fallujah, Iraq.
In 2009, President Barack Obama ordered an additional 30,000 US troops in the war in Afghanistan, but in a speech to cadets at the US Military Academy at West Point promised to begin withdrawals in 18 months.
Ten years ago: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met Opposition Leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) during a visit to Myanmar. Bobby Valentine was named the 45th coach of the Boston Red Sox. (He would be fired after one season.)
Five years ago: On the first leg of a thank-you tour, President-elect Donald Trump made a surprise announcement from the Cincinnati stage, saying he had decided to offer the post of Secretary of Defense to retired Marine Corps General James Mattis. . French President Francois Hollande announced in a televised address that he would not seek a second term. Former NFL player Joe McKnight, 28, was shot dead in Louisiana in what authorities called a road rage incident. (Ronald Gasser, who said he was defending himself when he shot McKnight, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 30 years in prison, but got a new trial after the United States Supreme Court- United has prohibited divided jury verdicts.)
A year ago: Challenging President Donald Trump’s persistent and baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr told The Associated Press that the US Department of Justice had uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the 2020 election result. Trump has filed a lawsuit in Wisconsin seeking to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots in a long-haul attempt to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the battlefield state. Republicans trying to overturn Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania asked the United States Supreme Court to initiate their lawsuit, three days after it was dismissed by Pennsylvania’s highest court. Florida has joined Texas and California to surpass one million confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Today’s birthdays: Actor-director Woody Allen is 86 years old. World Golf Hall of Fame member Lee Trevino is 82 years old. Singer Dianne Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 82 years old. Television producer David Salzman is 78 years old. Rock singer-musician Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult) is 77 years old. Rock musician John Densmore (The Doors) is 77 years old. Actress-singer Bette Midler is 76 years old. Singer Gilbert O’Sullivan is 75 years old. Former child actor Keith Thibodeaux (TV: “I Love Lucy”) is 71 years old. Actor Treat Williams is 70 years old. Senator Rick Scott, R-Fla., Is 69 years old. Country singer Kim Richey is 65. Actress Charlene Tilton is 63 years old. Model actress Carol Alt is 61 years old. Actor Jeremy Northam is 60 years old. Actress Katherine LaNasa is 55 years old. Producer – Director Andrew Adamson is 55 years old. Actor Nestor Carbonell is 54 years old. The Golden Brooks actor is 51 years old. Actor-comedian Sarah Silverman is 51 years old. Actor Ron Melendez is 49 years old. Contemporary Christian singer Bart Millard (MIL’-urd) is 49 years old. Actor-Writer-Producer David Hornsby is 46 years old. Singer Sarah Masen is 46 years old. Rock musician Brad Delson (Linkin Park) is 44 years old. Actor Nate Torrence is 44 years old. Rock / Christian singer-songwriter Mat Kearney is 43 years old. Actor Riz Ahmed (Movie: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) is 39 years old. Actor Charles Michael Davis is 37 years old. Actor Ilfenesh Hadera is 36 years old. R&B singer-actress Janelle Monae is 36 years old. Actor Ashley Monique Clark is 33 years old. Pop-rock-rap singer Tyler Joseph (Twenty One Pilots) is 33 years old. Actor Zoe Kravitz is 33 years old. Pop singer Nico Sereba (Nico & Vinz) is 31 years old. Actor Jackson Nicoll is 18 years old.
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