Bengaluru, Dec 1: Today is Monday, December 1, 2014. What happened on this day in history? Oneindia takes a look at the past:
1135: Henry I of England dies and he is succeeded by his nephew Stephen of Bloise.
1581: Edmund Champion and other Jesuit martyrs hanged in England for sedition.
1862: US President Abraham Lincoln gives the State of the Union address to the 37th Congress.
1887: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes appears for the first time in print in "A Study in Scarlet."
1909: US President William Howard Taft ends official relations with Nicaragua's Zelaya government and announces support for revolutionaries.
1918: American occupation army enters Germany.
1941: Japanese leader Tojo rejects US proposals for a Pacific settlement unrealistic.
US hold first Civil Air Patrol.
1954: Social activist Medha Patkar was born.
1959: Twelve nations, including the United States, signed a treaty whereby Antarctica would be set aside as a scientific preserve free from military activity.
1963: Nagaland becomes the 16th state of India.
1965: The Border Security Force (BSF) is formed.
1971: Indian Army recaptures parts of Kashmir.
1974: Freedom fighter Sucheta Kripalini dies.
1980: Cricketer Mohammad Kaif was born.
1981: AIDS virus officially recognised. December 1 observed as World Aids DAY.
1988: Benazir Bhutto becomes the first woman prime minister of Pakistan and also the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state.
1989: East Germany's parliament changes its constitution.
1991: Ukraine votes to approve a referendum seeking independence from the Soviet Union.
1997: Representatives from over 150 countries gathered at a global warming summit in Kyoto, Japan. The USA pulled out of the summit in 2001.
Sixty-three Dalits allegedly killed by the Ranavir Sena at Lakshman Bathe in Bihar's Arwal district.
1999: Late Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi 'Woman of the Millennium' in a BBC poll.
2001: Trans World Airlines' final flight after the carrier is purchased by American Airlines.