Tuesday, the 1st of December, 2015 is the 335th day in 2015 and in the 49th calendar week.
General Events:
World AIDS Day
December 1, 2015 in the World
World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. Government and health officials also observe the event, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.
AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007, of which about 270,000 were children.
World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Bunn and Netter took their idea to Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann liked the concept, approved it, and agreed with the recommendation that the first observance of World AIDS Day should be 1 December, 1988.
Where is World AIDS Day?
Worldwide
Great Union Day in Romania
December 1, 2015 in Romania
Great Union Day in Romania is celebrated on December 01, 2015. Great Union Day is the national holiday of Romania. It commemorates the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held in Alba Iulia, which declared the Union of Transylvania with Romania. This holiday was set after the 1989 Romanian Revolution and it marks the unification of Transylvania, but also of the provinces of Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom, in 1918. Prior to 1918, the national holiday of Romania was set to be on May 10, which had a double meaning: it was the day on which Carol I set foot on the Romanian soil (in 1866), and it was the day on which the prince ratified the Declaration of Independence (from the Ottoman Empire) in 1877. In Communist Romania, the date of the national holiday was set to August 23 to mark the 1944 overthrow of the pro-fascist government of Marshal Ion Antonescu.
Where is Great Union Day in Romania?
Nationwide Romania
GivingTuesday 2015
December 1, 2015 in the World
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday is a time to celebrate and encourage activities that support charities and non profits. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering time, helping a neighbour or spreading the word, GivingTuesday is a movement for everyone who wants to give something back.
The tradition of charitable giving during the holidays began thousands of years ago. Today, it continues to be an important part of many cultures and religions around the world. During the Hindu festival of Diwali, for example, “dana” (charitable giving) and “seva” (selfless service) are two key components of the holiday.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Antarctica Day
December 1, 2015 in the World
Antarctica Day was established by the Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces (Our Spaces) as a way to celebrate the continuation of the Antarctic Treaty, which was signed on 1 December 1959.
The Antarctic Treaty set aside 10% of the planet “forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes in the interest of mankind”.  As an annual event, Antarctica Day encourages participation from around the world.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Rosa Parks Day
December 1, 2015 in the USA
Rosa Parks Day is an American holiday in honor of the civil rights leader Rosa Parks. In the U.S. states of California and Missouri it is celebrated on her birthday, February 4. In Ohio and Oregon it is celebrated on the day she was arrested, December 1.
Rosa Parks Day was created by the California State Legislature and first celebrated in 2000. The holiday was first designated in the U.S. state of Ohio championed by Joyce Beatty, advocate who helped Ohio’s legislation pass to honor the late leader. It is also celebrated by the Columbus Ohio bus system (COTA) with a special tribute to the late civil rights leader. As of 2014, Missouri Govenor Jay Nixon proclaimed Rosa Parks Day official in the state. In 2014, Oregon governor Kitzhaber declared that Oregon will celebrate its first Rosa Parks Day.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Eat a Red Apple Day
December 1, 2015 in the USA
You know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” It’s true! Apples have high nutritional value and are an extremely healthy snack. The peel alone contains antioxidants that help reduce damaged cells and fight diseases. Apples are also fat, sodium, and cholesterol free.
Did you know that there are 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world? They can come in a variety of shapes, flavors, and colors including all shades of red, green, and yellow.
The apple can be eaten raw, cooked, baked, or juiced. Snack on your favorite variety (Red Delicious or Macintosh, perhaps?) and celebrate Eat a Red Apple Day!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Natural events:
Beginning of meteorological winter
December 1, 2015 in Northern Hemisphere
In meteorology for the Northern hemisphere, winter begins on December 01, 2015. It is also called the beginning of meteorological winter. The meteorological seasons are divided according to the calendar months. Winter is often defined by meteorologists to be the three calendar months with the lowest average temperatures. This corresponds to the months of December, January and February in the Northern Hemisphere.
The coldest average temperatures of the season are typically experienced in January in the Northern hemisphere. Nighttime predominates the winter season, and in some regions it has the highest rate of precipitation as well as prolonged dampness because of permanent snow cover or high precipitation rates coupled with low temperatures, precluding evaporation. Blizzards often develop and cause many transportation delays.
Accumulations of snow and ice are commonly associated with winter in the Northern Hemisphere, due to the large land masses there. At the winter solstice, the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice.
Where is Beginning of meteorological winter?
Worldwide Northern Hemisphere
Historical Events on 1st December:
1626 – Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical gov of Jerusalem, driven out
1640 – Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule
1641 – Massachusetts becomes the first colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
1783 – Jacques Charles & Nicolas Roberts make first untethered ascension with gas hydrogen balloon in Paris
1821 – Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
1835 – Hans Christian Andersen publishes his 1st book of fairy tales
1887 – Sherlock Holmes 1st appears in print: “Study in Scarlet”
1906 – Cinema Omnia Pathe, world’s 1st cinema, opens (Paris)
1913 – Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38)
1918 – Danish parliament passed an act to grant Iceland independence under Danish crown
1929 – Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
1934 – Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, used by Stalin as the excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38
1941 – Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war
1953 – Hugh Hefner publishes 1st edition of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine’s 1st centerfold
1955 – Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama
1959 – 12 nations sign treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica
1970 – Independent People’s Republic of South Yemen renames itself as People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen
1973 – Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
1982 – Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart
1987 – Digging begins to link England & France under English Channel
1989 – East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution
1991 – AIDS awareness day
1991 – Ukrainian people vote for independence

 

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