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Historical Events In December - 22

Monday, 08 March 2021

1938  On this day in history 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  125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany on December - 22.  

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

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

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

1941  On this day in history 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.  

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  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 December - 22.  

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 this day in history.  

1944  On December - 22 germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium  

1944  On this day in history 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 December - 22.  

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

1947  On December - 22 italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution  

1948  On this day in history kPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting  

1950  2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77 on December - 22.  

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 December - 22 julius Weismann, composer, dies at 70  

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

1951  On this day in history 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  On December - 22 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 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 December - 22.  

1958  "Chipmunk Song" reaches #1 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer  

1459  On December - 22 birth of djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II  

1515  On December - 22 birth of mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland  

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 this day in history.  

1337  Daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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

1440  Death of Bluebeard, pirate, executed on this day in history.  

1550  Death of Richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) possibly a son of Richard III on December - 22.  

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

1646  On this day in history death of peter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (b. 1596)  

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

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