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It happened on a… December 1

2019

Earliest traceable patient, a 55-year-old man, develops symptoms of a novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in Wuhan, China.

1994

Lucien Bouchard struck by flesh-eating bacteria; doctors will be forced to amputate his left leg.

1988

Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan).

1984

American tennis icon Chris Evert wins her 1,000th career professional match.

“Beverly Hills Cop” directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles.

1982

“Tootsie” directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange premieres in Hollywood.

1971

John Lennon and Yoko Ono release “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” in US.

1955

Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery, AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was arrested marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the U.S.

1953

Hugh Hefner publishes 1st edition of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine’s 1st centerfold.

1934

Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov is assassinated and Joseph Stalin uses it as an excuse to begin his Great Purge of 1934-38.

1929

Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe.

1924

The Boston Bruins beat fellow expansion Montreal Maroons, 2-1 at Boston Arena; first NHL game to be played in the United States

1913

Ford Motor Co. began using a new movable assembly line that ushered in the era of mass production.

The first drive-in automobile service station opened, in Pittsburgh, PA.

1909

1st Israeli kibbutz founded, Deganya Alef.

1906

Cinema Omnia Pathe, world’s 1st cinema, opens (Paris)

1903

“The Great Train Robbery”, the 1st Western film, released.

1887

Sherlock Holmes first appears in print in “Study in Scarlet” by Arthur Conan Doyle.

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