Today is Sunday, Dec. 1,
the 335th day of 2019. There are 30 days left in the year.
On this date
• 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 winning.)
• In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln sent his Second Annual Message to Congress, in which he called for the abolition of slavery.
• 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.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor-director Woody Allen is 84. World Golf Hall of Famer Lee Trevino is 80. Singer Dianne Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 80. Country musician Casey Van Beek (The Tractors) is 77. Television producer David Salzman is 76. Rock singer-musician Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult) is 75. Rock musician John Densmore (The Doors) is 75. Actress-singer Bette Midler is 74. Singer Gilbert O’Sullivan is 73. Former child actor Keith Thibodeaux (TV: “I Love Lucy”) is 69. Actor Treat Williams is 68. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is 67. Country singer Kim Richey is 63. Actress Charlene Tilton is 61. Actress-model Carol Alt is 59. Actor Jeremy Northam is 58. Actress Katherine LaNasa is 53. Producer-director Andrew Adamson is 53. Actor Nestor Carbonell is 52. Actress Golden Brooks is 49. Actress-comedian Sarah Silverman is 49. Actor Ron Melendez is 47. Contemporary Christian singer Bart Millard is 47. Actor-writer-producer David Hornsby is 44. Singer Sarah Masen is 44. Rock musician Brad Delson (Linkin Park) is 42. Actor Nate Torrence is 42. Rock/Christian music singer-songwriter Mat Kearney is 41. Rock musician Mika Fineo (Filter) is 38. Actor Riz Ahmed (Film: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) is 37. Actor Charles Michael Davis is 35. Actress Ilfenesh Hadera is 34. R&B singer-actress Janelle Monae is 34. Actress Ashley Monique Clark is 31. Pop-rock-rap singer Tyler Joseph (Twenty One Pilots) is 31. Actress Zoe Kravitz is 31. Pop singer Nico Sereba (Nico & Vinz) is 29. Actor Jackson Nicoll is 16.