December 22 holidays in 2020
National Date Nut Bread Day
December 22 2019 holidays
Historical Events on December 22
During the American Civil Warm, General Sherman and his forces capture the city of Savannah, Georgia.
The Lincoln Tunnel in New York officially opens up for traffic.
During WWII, Greek forces capture Himara.
The order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon is signed into effect by Adolf Hitler.
At the Battle of the Bulge during WWII, German forces demand the surrender of U.S forces at Bastogne in Belgium. General Anthony McAuliffe gives them a one word reply: “Nuts!”
During WWII, the Vietnam People’s Army is organized as a way for the people of Vietnam to resist the Japanese occupation of Vietnam.
A 112 kph speed limit (70 mph) is applied to all rural roads in the U.K.
Members of the Provisional IRA attack the home of British Prime Minister Edward Heath on this day.
The division between East and West Germany is ended when Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate is re-opened for the first time in 3 decades.
Aboard American Airlines Flight 63, Richard Reid attempted to ignite explosives that were hidden in his shoes to destroy the plane.
Over a billion US gallons of coal ash slurry were released from a waste containment area in Roane Country, Tennessee when an ash dike failed.
The ban on homosexuals openly serving in the U.S military is overturned when U.S President Barack Obama signs the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
The Syrian government retakes control of portions of Aleppo.
Famous Birthdays on December 22
American lawyer, politician and Nobel Prize laureate, Frank B. Kellogg is born in
American physiologist and Nobel Prize laureate, Haldan Keffer Hartline is born in
English actress Patricia Hayes is born in
English actor Danny O’Dea is born in
First Lady of the United States, Lady Bird Johnson was born in
American actress Barbara Billingsley is born in
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