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Historical Events In December - 22

Friday, 03 July 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 December - 22.  

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

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  On December - 22 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  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 this day in history pres-elect Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior)  

1980  Dick Kallman, actor (Hank Dearborn-Hank), murdered at 47 on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black youths on a NYC subway train  

1984  On December - 22 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 this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1987  On December - 22 alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies  

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

1988  On this day in history south Africa signs accord granting independence to South-West Africa  

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

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

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

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.  

1989  Samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83 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  

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

1990  On December - 22 israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen  

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

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 this day in history frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99  

1993  Alexander Mackendrick, director (Whiskey Galore!), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1994  On this day in history italian Prime Minister Berlusconi resigns dec23  

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 this day in history.  

1178  On December - 22 birth of emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)  

1400  On this day in history 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  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  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  On this day in history death of bluebeard, pirate, executed  

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

1603  On this day in history mehmed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603), dies at 37  

1646  On December - 22 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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