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Historical Events In December - 22

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1938  On December - 22 lucien Bouchard, lawyer, politician, born at St-Coeur-de-Marie, Quebec was born  

1939  On December - 22 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany; 99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany  

1939  On this day in history 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany  

1939  On December - 22 ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53  

1940  On December - 22 world War II: HimarĂ« is captured by the Greek army.  

1940  Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37 on December - 22.  

1941  Japanese capture Sugar Loaf Hill at 12 noon, but Canadians from C Company of the Royal Rifles recapture the hill; later taken out to Stanley Fort down the peninsula, for a rest; will hold out until their ammunition, food and water are exhausted on this day in history.  

1941  Winston Churchill arrives in Washington for a wartime conference on this day in history.  

1941  On December - 22 japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines  

1941  Leopoldo Mugnone, composer, dies at 83 on December - 22.  

1942  On this day in history world War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.  

1943  On December - 22 canadian First Division surrounds Ortona, cuts off German retreat; starts week-long battle with savage house to house fighting.  

1943  On December - 22 manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber for baseball core  

1944  Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium on this day in history.  

1944  Antoine Mariotte, composer, dies on 69th birthday on this day in history.  

1945  Utrecht: Catholic People's party (KVP) established on December - 22.  

1945  Otto Neurath, Austrian/British philosopher, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1946  On December - 22 "Bal Negre" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances  

1947  On December - 22 italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution  

1948  KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting on December - 22.  

1950  On this day in history 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77  

1950  On this day in history hMCS Athabaskan relieved for repairs and general maintenance; had performed carrier screen duty, escorted shipping, carried out blockade patrols and provided anti-aircraft protection and general support for the forces evacuating Inchon.  

1950  Julius Weismann, composer, dies at 70 on December - 22.  

1951  Australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide on December - 22.  

1951  On December - 22 powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61  

1952  On this day in history the Canadian government announces plans to build the National Library of Canada in Ottawa  

1952  French govt of Pinay, resigns on this day in history.  

1953  Jack Dunn III, owner of Balt Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns on December - 22.  

1955  Len Braund, cricketer (23 Tests for England 987 runs 47 wkts), dies on December - 22.  

1956  On this day in history "New Faces of 1956" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 perfs  

1957  KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history "Chipmunk Song" reaches #1  

1958  On this day in history fjodor W Gladkow, Russian author (Cement), dies at 75  

1959  New York Rangers goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized face mask during a game on December - 22.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1095  On this day in history birth of roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154)  

1178  Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185) was born on December - 22.  

1400  On December - 22 birth of luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden)  

1428  Richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury was born on December - 22.  

1452  Jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer was born on this day in history.  

1459  Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II was born on December - 22.  

1515  Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland was born on this day in history.  

1523  Charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen was born on December - 22.  

Famous Deaths In December - 22

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1100  On this day in history death of duke Bretislaus II of Bohemia  

1337  Daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54 on December - 22.  

1419  On this day in history john XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies  

1440  Death of Bluebeard, pirate, executed on December - 22.  

1550  On December - 22 death of richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) possibly a son of Richard III  

1603  On this day in history mehmed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603), dies at 37  

1646  Death of Peter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (b. 1596) on this day in history.  

1660  On December - 22 death of andrĂ© Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612)  

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