Historical Events for 1st December 2019

1783 – Jacques Charles and Nicolas Roberts make first untethered ascension with gas hydrogen balloon in Paris
1887 – Sherlock Holmes first appears in print in “Study in Scarlet” by Arthur Conan Doyle
1903 – “The Great Train Robbery”, the 1st Western film, released
1912 – Boston Braves MLB franchise owner James Gaffney buys the Allston Golf Club on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston with a plan to construct a ball park there; ground breaking for Braves Field starts on March 20, 1915
1928 – CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers win 3rd Cup with 30-0 shutout of Regina Roughriders
1945 – CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts win their 6th title with a 35-0 shutout of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1953 – WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast
1982 – Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart
1989 – USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican
2016 – Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is declared King of Thailand, succeeding his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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