On this Day in History: December 1

1960 – Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested (and later deported) from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
1953 – Hugh Hefner publishes the first issue of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine’s first centerfold model.
1953 – WAIM, which is now WAXA, channel 40 in Anderson, South Carolina (IND) airs its first broadcast.
1953 – WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, Maine (NBC) begins broadcasting.
1949 – WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting.
1949 – WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting.
1885 – First serving of the soft drink Dr. Pepper is enjoyed at a drug store in Waco, Texas.

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