Historical Events In December - 22
Monday, 21 September 2020
1938 On this day in history 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 December - 22 ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53
1940 On December - 22 world War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
1940 Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37 on this day in history.
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 December - 22.
1941 On December - 22 japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines
1941 On this day in history leopoldo Mugnone, composer, dies at 83
1942 On December - 22 world War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
1943 Canadian First Division surrounds Ortona, cuts off German retreat; starts week-long battle with savage house to house fighting on this day in history.
1943 Manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber for baseball core on December - 22.
1944 Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium on December - 22.
1944 On December - 22 antoine Mariotte, composer, dies on 69th birthday
1945 On this day in history utrecht: Catholic People's party (KVP) established
1945 Otto Neurath, Austrian/British philosopher, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1946 On this day in history "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 this day in history.
1950 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77 on this day in history.
1950 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 on this day in history.
1950 On this day in history julius Weismann, composer, dies at 70
1951 On December - 22 australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide
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 this day in history.
1952 On December - 22 french govt of Pinay, resigns
1953 On December - 22 jack Dunn III, owner of Balt Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns
1955 Len Braund, cricketer (23 Tests for England 987 runs 47 wkts), dies on this day in history.
1956 On this day in history "New Faces of 1956" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 perfs
1957 On this day in history kWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
1958 On December - 22 "Chipmunk Song" reaches #1
1958 Fjodor W Gladkow, Russian author (Cement), dies at 75 on December - 22.
1959 New York Rangers goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized face mask during a game on this day in history.