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 This day in History - December 1
438 Historic Events for December 1
1989

Alvin Ailey, US choreographer (Blues Suite, Revelations), dies at 58

Death
1989

USSR Pres Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican

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1990

Jan H de Groot, Dutch co-founder (Vrij Nederland), dies

Death
1990

Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia hold their 1st joint session

Event
1990

56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)

Event
1990

British and French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)

Event
1990

NY Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96

Event
1990

Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks

Event
1990

Hissene Habr‚ of Chad flees to Cameroon

Event
1991

"Once on this Island" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 469 perfs

Event
1991

Byron Webster, actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58

Death
1991

George Joseph Stigler, US economist (Nobel 1982), dies at 80

Death
1991

Nursultan Nazarbayev sworn in as president of Kazakhstan

Event
1991

AIDS awareness day

Event
1991

80th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Lyon (3-1)

Event
1991

"Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 perfs

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1991

US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 lands

Event
1991

Ukrainian people vote for independence

Event
1991

Colorado party wins Paraguay parliamentary election

Event
1992

2 C-141B Starlifters collide in Montana and crash, 13 die

Event
1992

Amy Fisher sentenced 5-15 yrs for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco

Event
1993

Northwest Airlink plane crashes in Minn, killing 18

Event
1994

Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies

Death
1994

Lionel Stander, actor (Max-Hart to Hart), dies at 86

Death
1994

Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London

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