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Historical Events In December - 22

Sunday, 13 June 2021

1938  Lucien Bouchard, lawyer, politician, born at St-Coeur-de-Marie, Quebec was born on this day in history.  

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 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  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 December - 22.  

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

1941  Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines on December - 22.  

1941  On this day in history leopoldo Mugnone, composer, dies at 83  

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 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 this day in history antoine Mariotte, composer, dies on 69th birthday  

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

1945  Otto Neurath, Austrian/British philosopher, dies at 63 on December - 22.  

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

1947  On this day in history italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution  

1948  KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history julius Weismann, composer, dies at 70  

1951  On this day in history australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide  

1951  Powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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

1952  On December - 22 french govt of Pinay, resigns  

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

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

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 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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1095  Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154) was born on this day in history.  

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

1400  Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden) was born on this day in history.  

1428  Richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury was born on this day in history.  

1452  On December - 22 birth of jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer  

1459  On this day in history birth of djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II  

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  On December - 22 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  Mehmed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603), dies at 37 on December - 22.  

1646  Death of Peter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (b. 1596) on December - 22.  

1660  Death of AndrĂ© Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612) on this day in history.  

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