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.

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