What is special about December 1st? This Day in History: December 1
This day in 1955, in violation of segregation laws in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger and was arrested, sparking a 381-day bus boycott led by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Did you know fun facts December? The name December comes from the Latin decem for “ten”, as it was the 10th month in the Roman Calendar. 3. The term Yuletide comes from a Norse tradition of cutting and burning a tree to bring in the Winter Solstice. This was to last through 12 days – later known as the 12 days of Christmas.
What is the 1st of December called?
|Great Union Day|
|The National Assembly in Alba Iulia (1 December 1918)|
|Official name||Romanian: Ziua Națională a României|
|Also called||Romanian: Ziua Marii Uniri|
|Observed by||Romania, Moldova (unofficially)|
What major historical event happened in December? December 8, 1941 – A day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States and Britain declared war on Japan. December 8, 1980 – Former Beatle musician John Lennon was assassinated in New York City.