1 December It Happened Today
1135 Death of King Henry I of England.
1918 Denmark passes an act giving independence to Iceland.
1939 World premiere of Gone with the Wind is held in New York.
1973 Death of David Ben Gurion, first prime minister of Israel.
1990 The two halves of the British-French Channel Tunnel meet under the English Channel. The tunnel was started from both the French and British sides.