Berlin (dpa) – The current calendar page for December 1, 2022:
48th calendar week, 335th day of the year
30 days until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Name day: Blanka, Edmund, Eligius, Natalie
2020 – Five people, including a nine-week-old baby, die in a rampage in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate. 24 people are injured, some seriously. In a pedestrian zone, a 51-year-old German had deliberately run over passers-by with an off-road vehicle. He is taken into custody.
2017 – A package bomb is delivered to a pharmacy at the Potsdam Christmas market. Blackmailers are demanding millions in the digital currency Bitcoin from the parcel delivery service DHL.
1999 – The British House of Commons gives Northern Ireland’s government and parliament sweeping powers, ending 27 years of direct London rule over the province.
1989 – The People’s Chamber of the GDR removes the passage on the leadership role of the SED from the constitution.
1987 – The state treaty for the reorganization of broadcasting enters into force. The Interstate Broadcasting Treaty regulates the coexistence of public and private broadcasting.
1984 – “3sat” is launched, a joint German-language satellite television program by German, Austrian and Swiss TV stations.
1967 – The Bundestag passes the Film Funding Act. A film promotion agency (FFA) is founded, which levies a fee on cinemas to subsidize the production of German films.
1922 – The Swabian aircraft manufacturer and aviation pioneer Ernst Heinkel founds the «Ernst Heinkel Flugzeugwerke Warnemünde». In 1939, the world’s first jet aircraft, the “He 178”, was developed at the plant.
1822 – In Brazil, the Portuguese Prince Pedro is crowned as the first emperor of the recently independent country.
2001 – Princess Aiko (21), Japanese princess, daughter of Japanese Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako
1962 – Detlev Buck (60), German director (“Hands off Mississippi”, “Men’s Pension”), producer and actor,
1937 – Vaira Vike-Freiberga (85), Latvian politician, President of the Republic 1999-2007
1935 – Heinz Riesenhuber (87), German chemist and politician, Federal Minister for Research and Technology 1982-1993
1922 – Karl Hillermeier, German politician (CSU), Deputy Prime Minister of Bavaria 1977-1988, died 2011
1997 – Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist, considered the patriarch of swing, «Limehouse Blues», played with Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Django Reinhardt, born 1908
1947 – Franz Joseph Emil Fischer, German chemist, developed 1923-1925 with Hans Tropsch a process for the synthetic production of hydrocarbons from carbon monoxide and hydrogen, born 1877