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Historical Events In December - 22

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

1939  On this day in history 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany; 99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany  

1939  On December - 22 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany  

1939  On this day in history ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53  

1940  World War II: HimarĂ« is captured by the Greek army on this day in history.  

1940  On December - 22 nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37  

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 December - 22.  

1941  On December - 22 winston Churchill arrives in Washington for a wartime conference  

1941  Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1943  On this day in history manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber for baseball core  

1944  Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium on December - 22.  

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

1945  On this day in history utrecht: Catholic People's party (KVP) established  

1945  On this day in history otto Neurath, Austrian/British philosopher, dies at 63  

1946  "Bal Negre" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances on this day in history.  

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 December - 22 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77  

1950  On December - 22 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  On this day in history julius Weismann, composer, dies at 70  

1951  Australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61  

1952  The Canadian government announces plans to build the National Library of Canada in Ottawa on December - 22.  

1952  On this day in history french govt of Pinay, resigns  

1953  Jack Dunn III, owner of Balt Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns on this day in history.  

1955  On December - 22 len Braund, cricketer (23 Tests for England 987 runs 47 wkts), dies  

1956  "New Faces of 1956" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 perfs on December - 22.  

1957  KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins on December - 22.  

1958  On December - 22 "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 December - 22 birth of roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154)  

1178  Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185) was born on this day in history.  

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

1428  On December - 22 birth of richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury  

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 December - 22.  

1523  On December - 22 birth of charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen  

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Famous Deaths In December - 22

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1100  Death of Duke Bretislaus II of Bohemia on December - 22.  

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

1419  John XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies on this day in history.  

1440  On December - 22 death of bluebeard, pirate, executed  

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 December - 22.  

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

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