22 DECEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Jean Racine (baptized), 1639
  • Benjamin Disraeli, 1804
  • Giacomo Puccini, 1858
  • Connie Mack, 1862
  • Edgard Varese, 1883
  • J. Arthur Rank, 1888
  • Andre Kostelanetz, 1901
  • Kenneth Rexroth, 1905
  • Dame Peggy Ashcroft, 1907
  • Lady Bird Johnson, 1912
  • Gene Rayburn, 1917
  • Milton Katseles, 1933
  • Hector Elizondo, 1936
  • Diane Sawyer, 1945
  • Steve Garvey, 1948
  • Robin & Maurice Gibb, 1949
  • Ralph Fiennes, 1962

Died On This Day:

  • Saint Francis Xavier, 1552
  • Theodore Rousseau, 1867
  • George Eliot, 1880
  • Baron Richard von Krafft-Ebing, 1902
  • Frances X. Cabrini, 1917
  • Ma Rainey, 1939
  • Nathaniel West killed, 1940
  • Beatrix Potter, 1943
  • Josef von Sternberg, 1969
  • Darryl F. Zanuck, 1979
  • Samuel Beckett, 1989
  • Butterfly McQueen, 1995
  • Joe Cocker, 2014

Today's Events:

  • 1808 - First performance of Beethoven's Fifth and Sixth Symphonies together in Vienna.
  • 1849 - Socialist activist Fyodor Dostoevsky, receives last-minute reprive from firing squad; goes on to write "Crime and Punishment."
  • 1877 - Thomas Alva Edison brings new device to Scientific American, gives demo of his tin foil phonograph.
  • 1882 - Thomas Alva Edison's friend, Ed Johnson, turns on first electrically lighted Christmas tree.
  • 1894 - U.S. Golf Association (USGA) formed to standardize rules of game.
  • 1894 - Framed Alfred Dreyfus convicted of treason by a French court-martial and sent to Devil's Island.
  • 1895 - Willhelm von Rontgen makes first radiograph or X-ray of his wife's hand.
  • 1941 - Japanese conquer Wake Island after 15 day battle against 400 U.S. Marines. WWII
  • 1946 - Mafia convention at Hotel Nacional, Havana, Cuba; mob decides to eliminate Bugsy Siegel whose Las Vegas Hotel sinks them deep in debt.
  • 1956 - First gorilla born in captivity at Columbus, Ohio Zoo; weight 3.5 lbs, named 'Colo.'
  • 1964 - James Bond film 'Goldfinger' opens. Grosses $23 million.
  • 1984 - Bigoted vigilante Bernhard Goetz shoots four Black teenage boys on New York subway train.
  • 1989 - Uprising in Romania; evil murdering Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu overthrown.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini

Holiday:

  • Day of Rahilla son of Buddha
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius ends, Capricornus begins

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • CHANUKKA (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th day of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • KWANZAA - African American Heritage celebrated December 26 - January 1

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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