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 This day in History - December 1
438 Historic Events for December 1
1936

Bell Labs tests coaxial cable for TV use

Event
1936

EW Brundin and FF Lyon obtain patent on soilless culture of plants

Event
1937

Gordon Crosse, Bury Lancashire England, composer (Grace of Todd)

Birth
1937

Japan recognizes Franco govt

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1938

School bus and train collide in Salt Lake City Utah

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1938

Sandy Nelson, Santa Monica, 50s rocker (Teen Beat, All Night Long)

Birth
1938

Bill Playle, cricketer (NZ batsman in 8 Tests without distinction)

Birth
1939

Dianne Lennon, LA Calif, singer (Lennon Sisters)

Birth
1939

SS-Fuhrer Himmler begins deportation of Polish Jews

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1939

Max Fiedler, composer, dies at 79

Death
1939

Lee Buck Trevino, Dallas Tx, PGA golfer (US Open 1968, 71)

Birth
1940

Matthias Habich, actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu)

Birth
1940

Richard Pryor, Ill, comedian/actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy)

Birth
1940

Ron Finn, Toronto, NHL linesman

Birth
1940

Mike Denness, cricketer (England batsman and captain mid-70s)

Birth
1941

Horace Chapman, cricketer (2 Tests for S Africa, 39 runs, 1 wkt), dies

Death
1941

British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python

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1941

Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war

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1941

Last day of first-class cricket in Australia for 4 years

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1941

US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes

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1942

Gasoline rationed in US

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1942

John Crowley, US, sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty)

Birth
1942

Peter Kalikow, Queens NYC, real estate developer/publisher (NY Post)

Birth
1943

FDR, Churchill and Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day)

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1943

Nicholas Peter Negroponte, NYC, founder/director (Media Lab at MIT)

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