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Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama; Former communist official Sergei Kirov is assassinated in Leningrad; Beatlemania ...
arrives in America; Actor and director Woody Allen is born. (Dec. 1)
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December 1st, 1955: [Notes:AP Photos] [Notes:SOT of Parks] What's considered the birth of the modern civil rights movement takes place in Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks - a black seamstress - is arrested, after she refuses to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus.Her arrest sparks a successful, yearlong boycott of the buses by blacks - led by Martin Luther King, Junior.1934: [Notes:AP Photos] In what's then the Soviet Union, communist official Sergei Kirov is assassinated in Leningrad - what's now St. Petersburg, Russia.Kirov was an associate - and potential rival - of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, who conducts a massive purge following the murder.1963: [Notes:AP Photos] [Notes:NAT of "I Want to Hold Your Hand"] Beatlemania arrives in America, as the Fab Four's first single - I Want to Hold Your Hand - is released in the U.S.And, 1935: [Notes:AP Photos] [Notes:NAT of "Annie Hall"] Actor and director Woody Allen - whose films include Annie Hall, and Hannah and Her Sisters - is born in New York City.Today in History, December 1st --- ___ ___, The Associated Press.*****