December 22 in History – What happened on 22 December in Past

22 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 22, the day number in a year is 356 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 357. December 22 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 22 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1241Lahore was captured by Bahadur Taym Hulagu Khan, the chief of the Mongols.
1666Guru Govind Singh was born.
1715James Edward Stuart reunited the Jacobite rebels in Scotland, but failed to provoke his army.
1769Having been soundly defeated in battle, the Qing dynasty agreed to terms of the truce, ending the Sino-Burmese War.
1769Sino-Burmese War 1765–69) ended by conflict.
1772The first schoolhouse west of the Moravian missionary Allegheny was built.
1807In an effort to avoid engaging in the Napoleonic Wars, the United States Congress passed the Embargo Act, forbidding American ships from engaging in trade with foreign nations.
1807The United States Congress passed the sanctions law.
1851The first freight train in the country was run from Roorkee.
1855The Metropolitan Board of Works was established in London.
1882The first Christmas tree was decorated with bulbs made by Thomas Edison.
1882Christmas Christmas lights tree made by Thomas Edison.
1886The first national accountant "society was formed in America.
1891\ 323 Brucian \ became the first meteorite to be discovered by photography.
1910Postal savings letter issued for the first time in America.
1920The 8th Congress of Soviets approved the GOELRO plan, the first Soviet plan for national economic recovery and development.
1937The Lincoln Tunnel, connecting New York City to Weehawken, NewJersey, opened.
1939Members of the All-India Muslim League observed a 'Day of Deliverance' to celebrate the resignations of members of the Indian National Congress over the decision to enter the Second World War at the request of the United Kingdom.
1940Manvendra Nath Rai announced the establishment of the Radical Democratic Party.
1944World War II-US Army General Anthony McAuliffe responded tothe German ultimatum of surrender during the Battle of the Bulge with asingle word, 'NUTS!'
1947The Constitution of the Italian Republic was enacted by the Constituent Assembly.
1947Italy voted to accept the new constitution.
1956Britain and France left the port and withdrew their forces from Egypt after continuing to occupy Egypt's port of port Said for 50 days.
1961The US conducted a nuclear test in Nevada.
1964The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird the United States Air Force's long-range, Mach3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft and the world's fastest air-breathing manned aircraft, made its first flight.
1972More than 12 thousand people died in the 6.25 magnitude earthquake in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.
1972Australia established diplomatic relations with China and East Germany.
1974Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli voted to become the independent nation of the Comoros.
1984While riding a New York City Subway train, Bernhard Goetz shot four African American youths who attempted to rob him, sparking a nationwide debate on vigilantism, racism, and the legal limits of self-defense.
1988Brazilian unionist and environmental activist Chico Mendes was murdered at his Xapuri home.
1988A Pan Am's jumbo jet crashed in the town of Lockerbie near the Scottish border with 258 passengers.
1989minus 18 degrees F in Denver, -23 degrees F in Kansas City, Missouri, -42 degrees F in Scottsbluff Nebraska -47 degrees F in Hard In Months and -60 degrees F in Black Hills South Dakota.
1997Hussein Farrah Aidid relinquished the disputed title of President of Somalia.
2001Burhanuddin Rabbani of the Northern Alliance handed over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by Hamid Karzai.
2010An important peer-reviewed study of the spatial memory of bumblebees published in the Biology Letters journal of the Royal Society is written by two eight-year-olds.
2010The United States repealed its controversial 'Don't Ask, Don'tTell' policy on gays in the military.
2010US President Barack Obama signed a law related to homosexuality, paving the way for homosexuals in the military.
2011Protestors demonstrating against the construction of a power plant in Haimen, southern China, are fired upon with tear gas and arrested.
2011Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti Is proposed austerity measures are debated by the Italian senate.
2011Noted nuclear physicist P.K. Iyengar died.
2012Christmas food parcels are distributed in the Republic of Ireland; hundreds of people line up to receive them.
2012Following the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Monti, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano dissolves the Parliament.
2013A security news site reports that the credit and debit card account stolen from 40 million Target Corporation customers are up for sale on the black market; cards are being sold from around $20 to more than $100 each.
2013President Barack Obama and the First Family begin their 17-day Hawaiian vacation; this is the sixth year in a row the Obama's have visited family and friends on the island of Oahu for Christmas and New Year's.
2014Tension increases for New York City police after a man kills two officers to avenge the killing of two unarmed black men by police in recent weeks; police have been ordered to work in pairs and to consider their own safety first while on patrol.
2014Pakistani officials have arrested suspects in the Taliban's military school attack that killed 148 people; the government has lifted a death penalty moratorium and has bombed militant strongholds along the Afghan border to address terrorist violence.

Famous Birthdays of December 22:

YearName / Profession / Country
1912Elias Degiannis / Commander / Greece
1937Eduard Uspensky / Poet / Russia
1937Ken Whitmore / Author / United Kingdom
1937Charlotte Lamb / Author / United Kingdom
1992Michaela Hončová / Tennis Player / Slovakia
1967Paul Morris / Racing Car Driver / Australia
1938Matty Alou / Baseball Player / United States of America
1921Hawkshaw Hawkins / Writer / United States of America
1998G Hannelius / Actress / United States of America
1883Edgard Varèse / Composer / United States of America
1868Jaan Tõnisson / Journalist / Estonia
1990Josef Newgarden / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
1967Stéphane Gendron / Politician / Canada
1968Luis Hernández / Footballer / Mexico
1948Lynne Thigpen / Actress / United States of America
1929Wazir Mohammad / Cricketer / India
1935Paulo Rocha / Writer / Portugal
1892Herman Potočnik / Engineer / Austria
1966Marcel Schirmer / Singer / Germany
1938Lucien Bouchard / Politician / Canada
1953Ian Turnbull / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1900Marc Allégret / Writer / France
1948Don Kardong / Journalist / United States of America
1905Pierre Brasseur / Actor / Italy
1963Luna H. Mitani / Painter / United States of America
1988Leigh Halfpenny / Rugby Player / United Kingdom
1966David Wright / Politician / United Kingdom
1928Fredrik Barth / Academic / Germany
1972Kirk Maltby / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1907Peggy Ashcroft / Actress / United Kingdom

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