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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: HimarĂ« 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.  

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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  On this day in history birth of emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)  

1400  Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden) was born on December - 22.  

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 this day in history.  

1515  Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland was born on December - 22.  

1523  Charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen was born on this day in history.  

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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  On December - 22 daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54  

1419  On December - 22 john XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies  

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  Mehmed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603), dies at 37 on this day in history.  

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

1660  Death of AndrĂ© Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612) on December - 22.  

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