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Historical Events In December - 22

Monday, 19 April 2021

1976  On this day in history olive Diefenbaker dies; wife of former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.  

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

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  The Canadian government starts building first six new naval frigates; part of $1.5 billion naval program. (not nearly enough) on this day in history.  

1977  Johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82 on December - 22.  

1979  On this day in history darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77  

1980  On this day in history 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  

1980  On December - 22 pres-elect Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior)  

1980  On this day in history dick Kallman, actor (Hank Dearborn-Hank), murdered at 47  

1984  Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black youths on a NYC subway train on December - 22.  

1984  Madonna's "Like a Virgin," single goes #1 for 6 weeks on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history sTS 51-L vehicle moves to Launch Pad 39B  

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

1986  On this day in history celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84  

1987  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1987  Alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history 2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ  

1988  South Africa signs accord granting independence to South-West Africa on this day in history.  

1988  Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA and BC coast on this day in history.  

1988  Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies on December - 22.  

1989  On this day in history after 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolea Ceausescu  

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  On December - 22 samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83  

1989  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 on December - 22.  

1990  On this day in history iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait  

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

1990  On December - 22 lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's first popularly elected president  

1990  Cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1994  Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi resigns dec23 on this day in history.  

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

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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 December - 22.  

1178  Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185) was born on this day in history.  

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

1428  Richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury was born on December - 22.  

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

1459  Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II was born on December - 22.  

1515  Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland was born on this day in history.  

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  Daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54 on December - 22.  

1419  John XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies on December - 22.  

1440  Death of Bluebeard, pirate, executed on December - 22.  

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 this day in history.  

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 December - 22.  

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