Historical Events In December - 22
Monday, 25 September 2023
1938 Lucien Bouchard, lawyer, politician, born at St-Coeur-de-Marie, Quebec was born on this day in history.
1939 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1939 Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1940 World War II: HimarÃ« 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 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 this day in history winston Churchill arrives in Washington for a wartime conference
1941 Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines on this day in history.
1941 Leopoldo Mugnone, composer, dies at 83 on December - 22.
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 December - 22.
1943 On December - 22 manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber for baseball core
1944 Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium on December - 22.
1944 Antoine Mariotte, composer, dies on 69th birthday on December - 22.
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 On this day in history "Bal Negre" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
1947 On December - 22 italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution
1948 KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
1950 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77 on this day in history.
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 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 December - 22.
1952 The Canadian government announces plans to build the National Library of Canada in Ottawa on this day in history.
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 this day in history 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 KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins on this day in history.
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 On this day in history new York Rangers goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized face mask during a game.