01 DECEMBER IN HISTORY

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Events:

1822: Pedro I is crowned the Emperor of Brazil.

1834: Slavery is abolished in the Cape Colony.

1913: Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.

1918: Iceland becomes a sovereign state.

1973: Papua New Guinea gains self-governance from Australia.

 

Births:

1933: Lou Rawls, American singer-songwriter and actor.

1945: Bette Midler, American singer-songwriter and actress.

1985: Janelle Monáe, American singer-songwriter.

1987: Vance Joy, Australian singer-songwriter.

 

Deaths:

1987: James Baldwin, American novelist, poet and critic.

 

01 December is First President’s Day in Kazakhstan, Military Abolition Day in Costa Rica, and World AIDS Day.

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