December 1 is the 335th day of the year. There are 30 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
+ 1824 – United States presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
+ 1862 – In his State of the Union Address President Abraham Lincoln reaffirms the necessity of ending slavery as ordered ten weeks earlier in the Emancipation Proclamation.
+ 1913 – Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.
+ 1960 – Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested (and later deported) from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
( Births )
+ 1933 – Lou Rawls, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2006)
+ 1935 – Woody Allen, American actor, director, and screenwriter
+ 1940 – Richard Pryor, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
+ 1945 – Bette Midler, American singer-songwriter, actress and producer