History Blog

December 1

Happy Birthday RIP Mary Martin(1913–1990) David Doyle(1929–1997) Richard Pryor III(1940–2005) Matthew Shepard(1976–1998); “Woody Allen”(Allan Konigsberg)–86 Bette Midler–76 Richard Treat Williams–70 Charlene Tilton–63 Jeremy Northam–60 Néstor Carbonell–54 Sarah Silverman–51 Emily Mortimer–50 Dean O’Gorman–45 ; 1885 – First serving of the soft drink “Dr Pepper” formulated by Charles Alderton in Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas ; 1913 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly lines ;1952 – The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgensen, the first notable case of sex (transgender) reassignment surgery ; 1988 – World AIDS Day was proclaimed worldwide by the UN member states.