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 This day in History - December 1
438 Historic Events for December 1
1886

Rex Stout, mystery writer (Nero Wolf)

Birth
1886

Willem E Crown, Antillian writer

Birth
1887

Sherlock Holmes 1st appears in print: "Study in Scarlet"

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1887

Sino-Portuguese treaty recognizes Portugal's control of Macao

Event
1887

Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 78

Death
1888

Benjamin Cr‚mieux, French author (Le premier the la Classe)

Birth
1891

Foppe G Scheltema, Dutch lawyer (wreck laws)

Birth
1891

James Naismith creates the game of basketball

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1892

? de Bruyne, Belgian sergeant in Congo, murdered

Death
1892

Joseph Lippens, Belgian lieutenant in Congo, murdered

Death
1893

Eduard Franck, composer, dies at 76

Death
1893

Herman Griffith, cricketer (pioneering WI pace bowler)

Birth
1893

Ernst Toller, writer

Birth
1896

Petko Staynov, composer

Birth
1896

1st certified public accountants receive certificates (NY)

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1897

Manuel A Neat, Cura‡aos author (Nobleza di Coerazon)

Birth
1898

Cyril Ritchard, Sydney Australia, actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker)

Birth
1899

Robert Welch, found John Birch Society

Birth
1900

South African president Paul Kruger visits Flanders

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1901

George Lohmann, cricketer (in S Africa 18 Tests, 112 wickets), dies

Death
1901

Dorothy James, composer

Birth
1902

Morris "Red" Badgro, Wash, NFL hall of famer (Yanks, Giants, Dodgers)

Birth
1903

"The Great Train Robbery," the 1st Western film, released

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1904

W A "Tony" Boyle, United Mine Workers president

Birth
1905

Ida Carroll, musician

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