December 1st is officially Eat A Red Apple Day as well as Day Without Art.
We’ve made it to the last month of the year. December 1st means only one thing… the countdown to Christmas has officially began!
December 1 was an incredibly eventful day in history! Here you’ll the most interesting facts & events that happened on this day throughout history.
Did you know that on this day in 1918, The Kingdom of Iceland was first established? The Kingdom lasted 26 years before the country became a republic.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about December 1st in history!
What memorable events happened on December 1 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Telescope collapsed less than a month after being decommissioned.
The computer-animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” premiered in Los Angeles.
It went on to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Film in 2019.
The Japanese broadcaster NHK launched the world’s first super-high definition 8K television channel.
NASA intentionally crashed a Boeing 720 aircraft to test new safety technology.
Known colloquially as the Crash in the Desert, the experiment was a joint project between NASA and the US Federal Aviation Administration. It took more than four years to prepare for the test, which was conducted via remote control systems. It was determined that only a quarter of the passengers would have survived the crash. It took more than an hour to extinguish the enormous blaze.
Paul McCartney and Pete Best were arrested.
While in Hamburg, Germany, a misunderstood incident of Paul and Pete using fire as a light source resulted in them being arrested and deported for an accusation of attempted arson. They were given 5 minutes to pack their belongings, and Pete Best had to leave his drums behind.
Japanese Emperor Hirohito approved plans set forward by his advisors to go to war against the United States of America.
Emperor Hirohito later reflected that he personally didn’t wish to go to war with the West. When he was a young man, he had visited Great Britain and came away thinking that cooperation with the West would be beneficial for Japan. Hirohito approved the war plans anyway, as he believed he would have been assassinated if he hadn’t.
Shaw University, the first historically Black university in the southern United States, was founded.
A historically Black university is a university founded before the Civil Rights movement of 1964 specifically for African-American students. Shaw University was founded in Raleigh, North Carolina, a former Confederate State.
Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Nestor Carbonell. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.
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Robert Clarence Irwin
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Below you’ll find the most popular quotes people have said on December 1st throughout history.
A joke is a temporary rebellion against virtue, and its aim is not to degrade the human being but to remind him that is already degraded.
If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.
National Eat A Red Apple Day
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so why not make that apple you eat today a red one? Red apples are one of the tastiest and crunchiest apples, after all. So eat a red apple today as a toffee apple, in an apple pie, all by itself, or however else you like your apples!
Day Without Art
Coinciding with World AIDS Day, Day Without Art started back in 1988 as a day to not just mourn those we’ve lost to this horrible disease but to do what we can to raise awareness of it. Do your part by finding ways to raise awareness to help prevent the spread of AIDS.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The VLC media player uses a traffic cone for its icon because the students who created it drunkenly started a traffic cone collection.
Birthday & Zodiac
Those of you who were born on December 1st share the Sagittarius star sign.
Sagittarius is represented by the archer and is the ninth sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between November 22 and December 21 falls into this astrological sign.
All those who are born in December share the Blue Topaz birthstone. The blue topaz promotes harmony, serenity, tranquility and helps the wearer to overcome pain and hurt.
For those of you who were born on December 1st, you were likely conceived the same year on March 10th.
A baby that is conceived on December 1, 2024, will likely be due around August 24, 2025.