Historical Events and Current Affairs on December 22

xxxx :III succeeds pope Adrianus I
xxxx :nnocent I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1135 :Norman nobles recognize Stefanus van Blois as English king
1216 :Pope Honorius III delegates degree "Religiosam vitam eligentibus"
1465 :Peace of St Truiden: Louis van Bourbon becomes bishop of Luik
1536 :English scholar Reginald Pole appointed cardinal
1596 :Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die
1642 :Pope Urbanus VIII publishes degree In eminente
1688 :Pro-James II, Earl of Danby occupies York
1689 :Heavy earthquake strikes Innsbruck
1715 :English pretender to the throne James III lands at Peterhead
1731 :Dutch people revolt against meat tax
1772 :Moravian missionary constructs 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny
1775 :Continental navy organized with 7 ships
1783 :Washington resigns his military commission [or 1223?]
1790 :Russian troops occupy Ismail on Turks
1807 :Congress passes Embargo Act, to force peace between Britain & France
1810 :British frigate Minotaur sinks killing 480
1815 :Spaniards execute Mxican revolutionary priest Jos Maria Morelos
1832 :HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Barnevelts Islands
1862 :-Jan 2nd) Raid on Morgan's: Bardstown to Elizabethtown, KY
1870 :Jules Janssen, flys in a balloon in order to study a solar eclipse
1877 :"American Bicycling Journal" begins publishing (Boston, Mass)
1882 :1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison
1883 :August Strindberg's "Lycko-Pers Reja," premieres
1885 :Pope Leo XIII proclaims extraordinary jubilee
1886 :1st national accountants' society in US formed (NYC)
1888 :Heavyweight boxing champ John L Sullivan challenges Jake Kilrain
1894 :-23] Dutch coast hit by hurricane
1894 :Debussy's "Prlude l'apres-midi d'un faune," premieres
1894 :French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers
1894 :worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)
1907 :Saint-Sans/Fokines ballet "Le Cygne," premieres in St Petersburg
1910 :US postal savings stamps 1st issued
1915 :Federal Baseball League disolved
1915 :Organized baseball & Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati
1917 :Flanders declares it's independence, under Pieter Tack
1919 :Government of Ireland Act of Power (Home Rule for Ireland)
1919 :US deports 250 alien radicals, including anarchist Emma Goldman
1922 :Belgian parliament rejects Dutch university in Ghent
1923 :Bill Ponsford & Edgar Mayne make 456 opening stand for Vict
1924 :Philip Barry's "Youngest," premieres in NYC
1930 :6 West europe lands signs Convention of Oslo
1934 :1st flight from Netherland to Curaao (Christmas flight 1934)
1934 :Miss Theo Trowbridge sets female bowling record 702 pins in games
1935 :Yaeko Iwasaki, student of D S Harada Roshi, 1st awakening in Kamakura
1936 :1st common carrier license issued by ICC, Scranton, Pa
1937 :Lincoln Tunnel (NYC) opens to traffic
1939 :125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany
1939 :99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany
1939 :Bradman scores 138 in South Australia's 7-821 v Queensland
1939 :Finnish counter offensive at Petsamo
1941 :Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines
1941 :Premier Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, DC
1941 :Tito establishes 1st Proletarian Brigade in Yugoslavia
1941 :Winston Churchill arrives in Washington for a wartime conference
1943 :Manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber for baseball core
1943 :WEB Du Bois elected 1st black member, Natl Inst of Arts & Letters
1944 :Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium
1944 :Sub Swordfish departs Pearl Harbor for Japan
1945 :Utrecht: Catholic People's party (KVP) established
1946 :"Bal Negre" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
1946 :Cleve Browns beat NY Yankees 14-9 in AAFC championship game
1947 :Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution
1948 :KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 :2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77
1952 :French govt of Pinay, resigns
1952 :WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
1953 :Jack Dunn III, owner of Balt Orioles in Intl League, turns name over
1953 :to newly relocated St Louis Browns
1956 :"New Faces of 1956" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 perfs
1956 :Last British/French troops leave Egypt
1957 :KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
1958 :"Chipmunk Song" reaches #1
1958 :"Whoop-Up" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 56 performances
1958 :2nd Dutch Beel govt forms
1959 :Continental League awards its last franchise to Dallas-Ft Worth
1959 :NY Ranger goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized mask
1961 :US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 :Harris County voters approve all-weather stadium for Houston Colt .45s
1962 :Kinderman Place in the Bronx named
1962 :USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 :Oakland Raider Tom Flores passes for 6 touchdowns vs Houston (52-49)
1963 :Official 30-day mourning period for Pres John F Kennedy ends
1964 :Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)
1965 :Belgian govt shuts 6 coal mine
1965 :Director David Lean's "Dr Zhivago," premieres
1965 :Great-Britain sets maximum speed at 70 MPH
1965 :Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up
1966 :WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 :Julie Nixon weds Dwight David Eisenhower
1969 :Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
1970 :Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment
1971 :KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 :UN General Assembly ratifies Kurt Waldheim as secretary-General
1971 :USSR performs underground nuclear test
1972 :6.25 earthquake strikes Managua Nicaragua, 12,000+ killed
1974 :2nd cease-fire between IRA & British; lasts until approx April 1975
1974 :Referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French
1976 :"Your Arm's Too Short..." opens at Lyceum NYC for 429 perfs
1976 :35 Unification church couples wed in NYC
1976 :German DR banishes singer Nina Hagen
1977 :36 die as grain elevator at Continental Grain Company plant explodes
1978 :Kenny Jones becomes The Who's new drummer
1978 :Thailand adopts constitution
1980 :Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds
1980 :Pres-elect Reagan appoints J Kirkpatrick (UN) & James Watt (Interior)
1981 :Argentine general Leopoldo Galtieri sworn in as president
1981 :Belgium's 5th govt of Martens forms
1982 :William Mastrosimones "Extremities," premieres in NYC
1983 :Egyptian president Mubarak meets with PLO leader Yasser Arafat
1983 :Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Caps
1984 :Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on NYC subway train
1984 :Madonna's "Like a Virgin," single goes #1 for 6 weeks
1985 :"Wind in the Willows" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 perfs
1985 :STS 51-L vehicle moves to Launch Pad 39B
1987 :Mtley Cre's Nikki Sixx overdoses from Heroin
1988 :2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ
1988 :South Africa signs accord granting independence to South West Africa
1988 :Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA & BC coast
1989 :-18F in Denver, -23F in KC Mo, -42F in Scottsbluff Nebraska
1989 :-47F in Hardin Mont & -60F in Black Hills South Dakota
1989 :After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolea Ceausescu
1989 :Chad adopts its Constitution
1989 :Cold wave: -4F in Oklahoma City, -6F in Tulsa, -12F in Pitts,
1990 :Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait
1990 :Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen
1990 :Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president
1992 :Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die
1994 :"Christmas Carol" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 18 perfs
1994 :Italian govt of Berlusconi resigns
1995 :David Cone signs $19.5 million 3 year contract with NY Yankees
1996 :Steelers' Kordell Stewart runs quarterback record 80 yds for TD
1997 :Hunter Tylo awarded $4 million in Melrose Place breach of contract
1997 :Merck baldness pill for men approved by FDA
1997 :Nancy Kerring & Tonya Harding pre-record a show to air on FOX on Feb 5



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