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Historical Events In December - 22

Monday, 28 September 2020

1976  Olive Diefenbaker dies; wife of former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker on this day in history.  

1977  36 die as grain elevator at Continental Grain Company plant explodes on this day in history.  

1977  After only ten months as a professional jockey, sixteen-year-old Steve Cauthen won his 355th race and set a new earnings record on this day in history.  

1977  On December - 22 the Canadian government starts building first six new naval frigates; part of $1.5 billion naval program. (not nearly enough)  

1977  On this day in history johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82  

1979  Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1980  Eisenhower returned to Norfolk, Virginia after a 251-day deployment, the longest underway deployment for a Navy ship since World War II. She had been underway for 152 continuous days on this day in history.  

1980  Pres-elect Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior) on December - 22.  

1980  On December - 22 dick Kallman, actor (Hank Dearborn-Hank), murdered at 47  

1984  On December - 22 bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black youths on a NYC subway train  

1984  On this day in history madonna's "Like a Virgin," single goes #1 for 6 weeks  

1985  STS 51-L vehicle moves to Launch Pad 39B on December - 22.  

1986  Quebec Court of Appeal declares that Article 58 or Bill 101 making French the sole languageauthorized on commercial signs is unconstitutional on December - 22.  

1986  On December - 22 celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84  

1987  On December - 22 canada beats Finland 4-1 to win first-ever gold medal at the annual Izvestia hockey tournament.  

1987  Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx overdoses from Heroin on December - 22.  

1987  Alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies on December - 22.  

1988  On December - 22 2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ  

1988  On December - 22 south Africa signs accord granting independence to South-West Africa  

1988  Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA and BC coast on December - 22.  

1988  On December - 22 tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies  

1989  After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolea Ceausescu on this day in history.  

1989  On December - 22 cold wave -4øF in Oklahoma City, -6øF in Tulsa, -12øF in Pittsburgh PA, -18øF in Denver CO, -23øF in Kansas City MO, -42øF in Scottsbluff NB, -47øF in Hardin MT and -60øF in Black Hills SD  

1989  Samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history cold wave: -4øF in Oklahoma City, -6øF in Tulsa, -12øF in Pittsburgh PA, -18øF in Denver CO, -23øF in Kansas City MO, -42øF in Scottsbluff NB, -47øF in Hardin MT and -60øF in Black Hills SD  

1990  Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait on this day in history.  

1990  Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen on December - 22.  

1990  Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's first popularly elected president on December - 22.  

1990  On December - 22 cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76  

1991  Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91 on December - 22.  

1992  On December - 22 frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99  

1993  Alexander Mackendrick, director (Whiskey Galore!), dies at 81 on December - 22.  

1994  Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi resigns dec23 on December - 22.  

1995  Quebec Lucien Bouchard announces that he is a candidate for the leadership of the Parti Québécois on December - 22.  

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

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

1452  Jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer was born on December - 22.  

1459  Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II was born on this day in history.  

1515  On this day in history birth of mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland  

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

1337  On December - 22 daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54  

1419  On this day in history john XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies  

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

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

1660  On this day in history death of andrĂ© Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612)  

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