“I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don’t treat me right, shame on you.” — Louis Armstrong, American jazz musician (1900-1971)


Today is SUNDAY, DEC. 1, the 335th day of 2019. There are 30 days left in the year.


Rosa Parks MLK Records

In this Feb. 22, 1956, file photo, Rosa Parks is fingerprinted by police Lt. D.H. Lackey in Montgomery, Ala., after refusing to give up her seat on a bus for a white passenger on Dec. 1, 1955. Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others at the dawn of the modern civil rights era are being preserved and digitized after being discovered, folded and wrapped in rubber bands, in a courthouse box. (AP Photo/Gene Herrick, File)

On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus; the incident sparked a year-long boycott of the buses by blacks.


President Barack Obama ordered 30,000 more U.S. troops into the war in Afghanistan but promised during a speech to cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to begin withdrawals in 18 months.


In 1824, the presidential election was turned over to the U.S. House of Representatives when a deadlock developed between John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford and Henry Clay. (Adams ended up the winner.)

In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln sent his Second Annual Message to Congress, in which he called for the abolition of slavery, and went on to say, “Fellow-citizens, we can not escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves.”

In 1941, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito approved waging war against the United States, Britain and the Netherlands after his government rejected U.S. demands contained in the Hull Note.

In 1969, the U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War II.

In 1990, British and French workers digging the Channel Tunnel between their countries finally met after knocking out a passage in a service tunnel.


Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed poses for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Film Awards, in London, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Actor-director Woody Allen is 84.

Singer Dianne Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 80.

Actress-singer Bette Midler is 74.

Actress-comedian Sarah Silverman is 49.

Rock/Christian music singer-songwriter Mat Kearney is 41.

Actor RIZ AHMED (Film: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) is 37.

Actress Ashley Monique Clark is 31.

Pop-rock-rap singer Tyler Joseph (Twenty One Pilots) is 31.

Actress Zoe Kravitz is 31.

Actor Jackson Nicoll is 16.

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