Thursday, December 01, 2011

December 1

Useless information, everyone has a little tucked away in their purse for a rainy day. My mother swears blind she could take a degree course in it and pass with merit, she feels she knows so much useless information!
Me, well the odd bit pops into my head from time to time, usually thanks to my mum.
So for the month of December, I will post some useless info about the date.
You never know, you might actually learn something from it!

December 1 is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar.
There are 30 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events on this day:

In 1960 Paul McCartney and Pete Best were arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
In 1981 the AIDS virus was officially recognized.
In 1990 the Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 metres beneath the seabed.

Births on this day:

1935 – Woody Allen, American film director, actor, and comedian

1940 – Richard Pryor, American comic and actor (d. 2005)

Deaths on this day:
1135Henry I of England

2007Anton Rodgers, British actor (b. 1933)

Many of you are probably sorting your Christmas tree out so you can decorate the house. So here is some useless information about that too.....

  • The custom of erecting a Christmas tree is believed to have begun in 15th or 16th century Linovia (present day Estonia and Latvia) and northern Germany.
  • The first artificial Christmas tree was developed in Germany during the 19th century and were made using goose feathers dyed green.
  • For every real christmas tree harvested, 1 to 3 seedlings are planted the following spring

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