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 This day in History - December 1
438 Historic Events for December 1
1905

Charles Finney, US, author (Circus of Dr Lao)

Birth
1906

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

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1906

Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Capt of K”penick) sentenced to 4 yrs

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1906

Jean Cartan, composer

Birth
1909

1st Christmas Club payment made, to Carlisle Trust Co, Pa

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1909

1st Israeli kibbutz founded, Deganya Alef

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1909

Jan Koplowitz, writer

Birth
1910

Dame Markova, [Alicia Lilian Alice Marks], London, ballerina

Birth
1910

Joel Fluellen, LA, actor (Burning Cross, Learning Tree)

Birth
1911

Walter Alston, baseball manager (Dodgers)

Birth
1911

Wim van Nuland, [Willem C M”hlmann], Dutch priest/writer (Doorstep)

Birth
1912

Minoru Yamasaki, architect (World Trade Center, NY)

Birth
1912

Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher

Birth
1913

Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38)

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1913

Mary Martin, Weatherford Tx, actress (Peter Pan) Larry Hagman's mom

Birth
1913

1st drive-up gasoline station opens (Pitts)

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1914

Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1925-32)

Birth
1914

Johnny Johnston, St Louis Mo, singer (Make that Spare)

Birth
1916

Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer, dies at 58

Death
1917

Boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan west of Omaha Neb

Event
1917

William Tracy, Pitts, actor (To the Shores of Tripoli)

Birth
1917

Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)

Birth
1918

Yugoslavia declares independence; monarchy established

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1918

Serbian-Croatian-Slovic kingdom proclaimed in Belgrade

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1918

Iceland becomes independent state under Danish crown

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