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Famous Events For December 22

Famous Events For December 22 – Today In History

What Happened on December 22 in World History?

Early Centuries – December 22 Historic Events – Before 1700

1. December 22, 0401 – St. Innocent I start functioning as Catholic Pope
2. December 22, 1135 – acknowledging Stefanus van Blois as English King by Norman nobles
3. December 22, 1216 – delegation of degree “Religiosam vitam licentious” by Pope Honorius III
4. December 22, 1465 – Louis van Bourbon takes over as bishop of Liege
5. December 22, 1536 – appointment of English scholar Reginald Pole as cardinal
6. December 22, 1596 – 150 lost their life in an accident to Ferryboat Meuniers

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7. December 22, 1642 – publication of In eminent by Pope Urbanus VIII
8. December 22, 1666 – first meeting of the French Academy of Science, established by Louis XIV with Jean-Baptiste Colbert at the Kings Library
9. December 22, 1689 – strong earthquake hits Innsbruck

18th Century – What Happened on December 21 – The 1700s

10. December 22, 1715 – James III, a false claimant for the throne arrives at Peterhead
11. December 22, 1731 – meat tax opposed by Dutch people
12. December 22, 1772 – first elementary school constructed by Moravian missionaries in the west of Allegheny
13. December 22, 1775 – Continental Navy established with 7 ships
14. December 22, 1790 – the impermeable Turkish fortress of Izmail was conquered by the Russian army under Suvorov during the Russo-Turkish War

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19th Century – December 22 This Day That Year – The 1800s

15. December 22, 1807 – President Thomas Jefferson signed the US Congress Embargo Act to make it a law. Bans American ships conducting business in foreign ports because of involvement in conflicts between France and Britain
16. December 22, 1810 – 480 people lost their life when a British warship, HMS Minotaur submerged
17. December 22, 1814 – the Church Missionary Society of Samuel Marsden founds the first mission station mission in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, and introduces sheep, cattle, horses, and poultry
18. December 22, 1849 – The death penalty on Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky by firing group was canceled at the nick of the moment
19. December 22, 1851 – goods train commences in Ro Roorkee, India
20. December 22, 1862 – American Civil War: Morgan invasion
21. December 22, 1870 – Jules Janssen travels in a balloon to learn a solar eclipse
22. December 22, 1877 – the invention of the gramophone by Thomas Edison was reported in the Scientific American
23. December 22, 1877 – commencement of publication of “American Bicycling Journal” (Boston, Mass)
24. December 22, 1882 – Christmas Tree Lights made by Thomas Edison
25. December 22, 1883 – first performance of “Lycko-Pers Reja” by August Strindberg
26. December 22, 1885 – announcement by Pope Leo XIII regarding extraordinary jubilee of mercy

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27. On December 22, the nomination of Ito Hirobumi, a military nobility, as the first Prime Minister of Japan
28. December 22, 1886 – inauguration of the first national accountants’ society in US
29. December 22, 1888 – boxing champion John L Sullivan fights Jake Kilrain for the Heavyweight boxing championship
30. December 22, 1890 – railway traffic commences from Kingsport and Kentville, Nova Scotia by Cornwallis Valley Railway
31. December 22, 1894 – cyclone strikes the Dutch coast
32. December 22, 1894 – first performance of the musical instrumental masterpiece “Preclude an apres-midi dun faune” in Paris
33. December 22, 1894 – founding of the United States Gold Association in New York
34. December 22, 1894 – initiation of army-court trial against French Officer Alfred Dreyfus for treason; causes demonstrations around the world accusing hostility or prejudice against Jews

20th Century – Important Events On This Day December 22 – The 1900s

35. December 22, 1905 – skirmish among the Moscow workers on the roads of Moscow following the detention of St Petersburg Soviet Members
36. December 22, 1907 – first performance of dance, “Le Cugne” by Saint-Saens’/Fokine in St Petersburg
37. December 22, 1910 – Inaugural issue of US savings stamps

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38. December 22, 1915 – agreement of peace treaty between Organized baseball and Federal League at Cincinnati; disbanding of the Federal Baseball League
39. December 22, 1917 – Freedom granted to Flanders, the northern city of Belgium under Pieter Tack
40. December 22, 1917 – Corb Denneny, Reg Noble, and Harry Meeking, each, achieve the hat trick for Toronto Arenas in an 11-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators at the NHL during the first formal play
41. December 22, 1919 – revolutionist Emma Goldman and 250 followers were sent out of the US
42. December 22, 1922 – Belgian government refuses permission for Dutch university in Ghent
43. December 22, 1923 – The opening batsmen Bill Ponsford & Edgar Mayne achieve 456 run-stand for Victoria
44. December 22, 1924 – Toronto St Patricks defeat Bruins, 10-2; Babe Dye achieves 5 goals in the NHL
45. December 22, 1924 – the debut of the play “Youngest” by Phillip Barry in NYC
46. December 22, 1930 – an agreement between the Convention of Economic Rapprochement/Oslo Agreement and some European countries given the Great Depression
47. December 22, 1931 – comprehensive exhibition of the works of Mexican painter Diego Rivera at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
48. December 22, 1932 – the combined first venture film of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, “Flying Down to Rio” guided by Thornton Freeland, in NYC
49. December 22, 1932 – the movie, “The Mummy” guided by Karl Freund and featuring Boris Karloff announced under the US – 1st Mummy horror film

50. December 22, 1934 – first commercial air travel from the Netherlands to Curacao (Christmas flight 1934)
51. December 22, 1934 – achievement by Miss Theo Trowbridge by scoring 702 pins by a female in bowling
52. December 22, 1934 – 1st awakening of Yaeko Iwasaki, a pupil of D S Harada Roshi in Kamakura
53. December 22, 1936 – ICC, Scranton, Pa grants 1st common carrier permit
54. December 22, 1937 – public traffic inaugurated through Lincoln Tunnel (NYC)
55. December 22, 1939 – in a train accident at Magdeburg Germany 125lost their life
56. December 22, 1939 – military offensive by Finnish at Petsamo
57. December 22, 1939 – in a second accident at Friedrichshafen Germany, 99 lost their life
58. December 22, 1940 – Greek army seizes Himare during the WWII
59. December 22, 1941 – The chief of Japan incursion arrives in Luzon, Philippines
60. December 22, 1941 – founding of the 1st Proletarian Brigade in Yugoslavia by Tito
61. December 22, 1941 – arrival of Winston Churchill in Washington DC for a wartime conference
62. December 22, 1941 – Pittsburgh Steelers select Bill Dudley from the University of Virginia during the 1942 NFL Draft

63. December 22, 1942 – Adolf Hitler orders the development of V-2 missiles for use as a weapon during WWII
64. December 22, 1943 – license granted to manufacturers for use of synthetic rubber as a core for baseball
65. December 22, 1944 – The American army at Bastogne, Belgium was asked to surrender by the Germans
66. December 22, 1944 – departure of Sub Swordfish from Pearl Harbor for Japan
67. December 22, 1945 -founding of KVP – Catholic People’s Party at Utrecht
68. December 22, 1946 – last show of “Bal Negre” at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 presentations
69. December 22, 1946 – Cleveland Browns defeat NY Yankees, 14-9 at the AAFC championship play
70. December 22, 1947 – the new constitution approved by Italian parliament
71. December 22, 1948 – TV transmission channel 5 commences work in San Francisco, California on CBS
72. December 22, 1950 – a head-on collision of two self-propelled railway cars on Long Island took the life of 77
73. December 22, 1951 – In a cricket match at Adelaide, Australia were all out for 82 against West Indies
74. December 22, 1952 – stepping down of Antony Pinay, Prime Minister of France
75. December 22, 1952 – TV transmission channel 43 in York, PA starts airing
76. December 22, 1956 – last performance of “New Faces of 1956” at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 presentations
77. December 22, 1956 – Egypt vacated by British and French defense
78. December 22, 1956 – the first gorilla born in captivity, Cplo, at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus, Ohio
79. December 22, 1957 – TV Transmission channel 10 starts functioning in Lander-Riverton, WY on ABC
80. December 22, 1958 – the music “Chipmunk Song” attains the #1 position
81. December 22, 1958 – premiere of “Whoop-Up” at Shubert Theater NYC to give 56 presentations

82. December 22, 1958 – Louis Beel forms the govt of the Netherlands for the second time
83. December 22, 1959 – last license granted to Dallas-Fort Worth by the Continental League
84. December 22, 1959 – a made-to-order mask was worn by NY Ranger goalie Marcel Paille
85. December 22, 1961 – atomic test by US at Nevada Test Site
86. December 22, 1962 – NBA achieves a score of 1,000,000 point
87. December 22, 1962 – the voters of Harris County sanctioned the construction of an all-weather arena for Houston Colt. 45s
88. December 22, 1962 – Atomic test by USSR at Novaya Zemlya USSR
89. December 22, 1963 – Tom Flores achieves 6 touchdowns in a match between Oakland Raiders Vs Houston (52-49)
90. December 22, 1963 – The mourning period ordered on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy for 30 days comes to an end
91. December 22, 1963 – inferno on board a passenger ship, 180 miles north of Madeira, causes the death of 128 people
92. December 22, 1964 – The aircraft US Lockheed SR-71 attains a maximum speed of 3530 kph during its maiden flight
93. December 22, 1964 – Lenny Bruce, an American comedian, was found guilty of vulgarity
94. December 22, 1964 – Best European Football Player award to Denis Law, striker, of Manchester United; first Scotsman to achieve this distinction;
95. December 22, 1965 – closure of 6 coal mines in Belgium
96. December 22, 1965 – a film on the theme of the novel by Boris Pasternak, “Doctor Zhivago” guided by David Lean and featuring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie debuts in NYC
97. December 22, 1965 – The speed limit for vehicles in Great Britain fixed at 70 miles per hour
98. December 22, 1965 – detonation of a transmitter unit in Radio Mil (Dominican Republic)
99. December 22, 1966 – TV transmission channel 57 starts working in Richmond, VA on PBS
100. December 22, 1967 – An American comedy-drama, “The Graduate” guided by Mike Nichols, featuring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft debuts (Best Director 1968)

101. December 22, 1969 – a maximum of 30 out of 31 foul shots by Pete Maraovich for NCAA
102. December 22, 1970 – the commander of the ship Treblinka was awarded life imprisonment
103. December 22, 1971 – TV transmission channel 9 starts working in Fairbanks/College, AK on PBS
104. December 22, 1971 – appointment of Austrian President Kurt Waldheim as Secretary-General by the UN General Assembly
105. December 22, 1971 – below the surface atomic test by the USSR
106. December 22, 1972 – a strong earthquake of 6.25 magnitude causes 12000 plus deaths in Managua Nicaragua
107. December 22, 1973 – the price of crude oil per barrel was revised from $5.12 to $11.65 effective from January 1, 1974, by OPEC Gulf Six
108. December 22, 1974 – 2nd agreement to stop the war between IRA and Britain; endures up to April 1975 (approximately)
109. December 22, 1974 – Phil Esposito, Boston, had the distinction as the 6th NHL to achieve 500 goals
110. December 22, 1974 – The plebiscite in Comoros islands – 3 islands vote for freedom and one island wants to stay with the French
111. December 22, 1974 – the bombing of the former UK Prime Minister, Edward Heath by provisional IRA, just before proclaiming no-war during Christmas
112. December 22, 1974 – The measures to increase oil production by Iraq publicized
113. December 22, 1975 – The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) was approved by US President Gerald Ford
114. December 22, 1976 – premiere of “Your Arm’s Too Short…” at Lyceum NYC to give 429 presentations
115. December 22, 1976 – 35 couples of the Unification Church marry in NYC
116. December 22, 1976 – The deportation of singer Nina Hagen by German DR
117. December 22, 1977 – The explosion of an elevator at Continental Grain Company causes 36 deaths

118. December 22, 1978 – The new drummer of Who’s – Kenney Jones
119. December 22, 1978 – the constitution of Thailand approved
120. December 22, 1980 – Bobby Bonds, outfielder, discharged by Cardinals
121. December 22, 1980 – appointment of J Kirkpatrick (UN) and James Watt (Interior) by US President-elect Ronald Regan
122. December 22, 1981 – General Leopoldo Galteri takes oath as president of Argentina
123. December 22, 1981 – Martens was sworn in as Prime Minister of Belgium for the 5th time
124. December 22, 1982 – first performance of “Extremities” by William Mastrosimone in NYC
125. December 22, 1983 – 28 NBA losing trend was broken by Indiana Pacers victory, 133-132 in Denver
126. December 22, 1983 – meeting between Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt, and Yasser Arafat, PLO Leader
127. December 22, 1983 – 3 shorthanded goals were achieved by the Islanders against the Caps
128. December 22, 1984 – four black robbers were shot by Bernhard Goetz on NYC subway train
129. December 22, 1984 – the musical single, “Like a Virgin” by Madonna ranks #1 for 6 weeks
130. December 22, 1984 – Craig McDermott plays his first test cricket against WI at the GC
131. December 22, 1985 – last performance of “Wind in the Willows” at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 presentations
132. December 22, 1985 – Sweden defeats Germany in Munich (3-2) at the 74th Davis Cup
133. December 22, 1985 – Spacecraft STS 51-L reaches Launch Pad 39B
134. December 22, 1986 – In a cricket match between India and Sri Lanka, India achieved 676/7
135. December 22, 1987 – Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue consumes excess heroin
136. December 22, 1988 – an armored truck with $3M was robbed by two robbers wearing police uniforms in New Jersey
137. December 22, 1988 – South West Africa gets its freedom according to an agreement signed with South Africa
138. December 22, 1988 – oil spill caused by a pull covers 300 mi with 231,000 gal in WA & BC coast
139. December 22, 1989 – Nicolae Ceausescu, dictator rules Romania for 23 years but gets removed thereafter
140. December 22, 1989 – the constitution of Chad approved
141. December 22, 1989 – Cold Wave hits most of the cities: Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Pittsburgh, Denver, KC Mo, Scottsbluff Nebraska, Hardin Mont, Black Hills South Dakota: ranging from -4 degrees F to -60 deg. F
142. December 22, 1990 – declaration by Iraq that it will not part with Kuwait
143. December 22, 1990 – in a boat accident belonging to Israel, 21 US defense personnel died
144. December 22, 1990 – installation of popular Lech Walesa as the 1st President of Poland
145. December 22, 1990 – Paul Coffey achieves a maximum of 1000 points breaks the 770-game record, and becomes the second NHL to achieve this distinction
146. December 22, 1992 – 158 people lost their lives when a Libyan aircraft MIG 23UB attacked Boeing 727 aircraft at Souk al-Sabt
147. December 22, 1992 – The best football player award given to Milan’s Dutch striker Marco van Basten, his 3rd achievement, earlier to Barcelona forward Hristo Stichkov and Ajax forward Dennis Bergkamp
148. December 22, 1994 – premiere of “Christmas Carol” at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC to give 18 presentations
149. December 22, 1995 – Silvio Berlusconi steps down as Prime Minister of Italy
150. December 22, 1995 – an agreement between David Cone and NY Yankees for 3 years for $19.5 million
151. December 22, 1996 – Kordell Steward of Steelers, achieves a quarterback best 80 yards for a Touchdown
152. December 22, 1996 – Test cricket match between Zimbabwe and England ends in a draw, each scoring equal runs with England needing 1 for a win
153. December 22, 1996 – right wing Brett Hull of St Louis Blues achieves his 26th NHL professional hat trick to achieve 500 professional goals in a 7-4 victory over the LA Kings; this was also the first father (Bobby Hull) and son duo to score each 500 goals
154. December 22, 1997 – In a breach of contract in Melrose Place, Hunter Tylo was awarded $4 million
155. December 22, 1997 – FDA approves Merck pill for baldness in men
156. December 22, 1997 – pre-recorded show to air on FOX on Feb.5, by Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding
157. December 22, 1997 – The Roman Catholic activists for local causes praying in a church in a small hamlet Acteal in Mexico state of Chiapas are brutally killed by paramilitary forces
158. December 22, 1997 – Red Wings defeat the Boston Bruins, 4-2 giving Scotty Bowman 200 victories with Detroit he was the first NHL coach to achieve 200 wins with 3 different teams Montreal and Buffalo
159. December 22, 1998 – French midfielder Zinedine Zidane of Juventus is named the best football player in Europe earlier to striker Davor Suker and inter-forward Ronaldo of Juventus
160. December 22, 1999 – one more van filled by ETEA with 750 kg of explosives was traced by the Spanish Civil Guards near Calatayud (Zaragoza)

21st Century – December 22 This Day In History – The 2000s

161. December 22, 2000 – this day dedicated to HistoryOrb.com
162. December 22, 2001 – an interim government by President Hamid Karzai takes over power in Afghanistan from Burhanuddin Rabbani, political chief of the Afghan Northern Alliance
163. December 22, 2001 – a failed attempt to explode American Airlines Flight 63 by Richard Reid by detonating explosives concealed in his footwear
164. December 22, 2003 – an earthquake of strength 6.6 strikes near San Simeon, California
165. December 22, 2003 – appointment of Isiah Thomas as President of Basketball Operations by The New York Knicks
166. December 22, 2003 – Czech Pavel Nedved, midfielder of Juventus declared the best football player in Europe earlier to Arsenal forward Thierry Henry and Milan defender Paolo Maldini
167. December 22, 2006 – the discovery of evidence of contemporary humans in the caves of Jerimalai, near Lene Hara cave in East Timor by the Australian Archaeologist Sue O’Connor
168. December 22, 2010 – President Barack Obama signs a law canceling a “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy”, a policy in vogue prohibiting homosexuals from serving openly in the US military
169. December 22, 2012 – a car bomb explosion in Damascus kills 6 people
170. December 22, 2012 – a suicide bomber kills 8 people in Peshawar, Pakistan
171. December 22, 2016 – VSV-EBOV proves to be 70 – 100% effective as an Ebola vaccine as reported in The Lancet, and ranked the first proven injection against Ebola
172. December 22, 2017 – additional sanctions against North Korea by 15-0 votes in the UN Security Council and to cut the country’s petrol imports up to 90%
173. December 22, 2018 – commencement of the limited shutdown of US federal government
174. December 22, 2018 – over 400 were killed in Sunda Strait when Tsunami struck Indonesia and a portion of the Anak Krakatau volcano fell into the sea

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