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)–87 Bette Midler–77 Richard Treat Williams–71 Charlene Tilton–64 Jeremy Northam–61 Néstor Carbonell–55 Sarah Silverman–52 Emily Mortimer–51 Dean O’Gorman–46 ; 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.