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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Born

  • William Henry Holmes (archaeologist)
  • Rex Stout (novelist)
  • David Fitzgerald Doyle (actor)
  • Woody Allen (actor & producer)
  • Lee Trevino (golfer)
  • Richard Pryor (comedian & actor)
  • Stephen Benton (American scientist)
  • Bette Midler (singer & actress)
  • Brad Delson (guitarist of Linkin Park)
  • Princess Aiko (first child of Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako)

Died

  • David Ben-Gurion (1st Prime Minister of Israel)
  • James Baldwin (author)
  • Capt. Edward L. Beach (author of Run Silent, Run Deep )
  • Eugene Bob Gregoire (first design chief of Ford, creator of the Lincoln Continental)

Events

  • New York’s Erie Canal closed due to weather.
  • The Christmas Club savings account began
  • First drive-in gasoline service station opened, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Lt. Harry Colebourn officially donated Winnie (the bear Christopher Robin Milne named his bear after) to the London Zoo
  • First flight of helium-filled blimp (C-7), between Virginia and D.C.
  • Dupree Gardens opened, Land O’ Lakes, Florida
  • Nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect in the United States
  • Rosa Parks, a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger
  • First 12 nations signed the Antarctic Treaty
  • The Antarctic Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., guaranteeing peaceful international use of the continent
  • News anchor, Tom Brokaw, signed off after 23 years of bringing news to viewers
  • Astronaut Bob Thirsk returned to Earth after 6 months on the International Space Station

Weather

  • The Erie Canal was closed due to weather
  • The temperature at Kipp, Montana, rose 80 degrees over the course of the day
  • -25.6 degrees F, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

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