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What Happened on December 22nd This Day in History

Year Name
2018 A tsunami caused by an eruption of Anak Krakatau in Indonesia kills at least 430 people and injures almost a thousand more.
2018 The 2018–2019 United States federal government shutdown, the longest shutdown of the U.S. federal government in history, begins.
2017 United Nations Security Council Resolution 2397 against North Korea is unanimously approved.
2017 President Donald Trump signs the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
2016 A study finds the VSV-EBOV vaccine against the Ebola virus between 70 and 100% effective, thus making it the first proven vaccine against the disease.
2012 Bashir Ahmad Bilour of Awami National Party and eight others are killed in a Pakistan Taliban bomber suicide attack in Dhaki Nalbandi area near Qissa Khwani Bazaar.
2010 The repeal of the Don't ask, don't tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, is signed into law by President Barack Obama.
2008 An ash dike ruptured at a solid waste containment area in Roane County, Tennessee, releasing 4.2 million m3 (1.1 billion US gal) of coal fly ash slurry.
2001 Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Northern Alliance, hands over power in Islamic State of Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.
2001 Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
1999 Just after taking off from London Stansted Airport, Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509 crashes into Hatfield Forest near Great Hallingbury, killing all four people on board.
1997 Acteal massacre: Attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces.
1997 Somali Civil War: Hussein Farrah Aidid relinquishes the disputed title of President of Somalia by signing the Cairo Declaration, in Cairo, Egypt. It is the first major step towards reconciliation in Somalia since 1991.
1996 Airborne Express Flight 827 crashes near Narrows, Virginia, killing all six people on board.
1992 During approach to Tripoli International Airport, a Boeing 727 operating as Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 1103 collides in mid-air with a Libyan Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23, killing 157 people.
1990 Lech Wałęsa is elected President of Poland.
1990 Final independence of Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia after termination of trusteeship.
1989 Romanian Revolution: Communist President of Romania Nicolae Ceaușescu is overthrown by Ion Iliescu after days of bloody confrontations. The deposed dictator and his wife Elena flee Bucharest in a helicopter as protesters erupt in cheers.
1989 German reunification: Berlin's Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.
1987 In Zimbabwe, the political parties ZANU and ZAPU reach an agreement that ends the violence in the Matabeleland region known as the Gukurahundi.
1984 "Subway vigilante" Bernhard Goetz shoots four would-be muggers on a 2 express train in Manhattan section of New York, United States.
1978 The pivotal Third Plenum of the 11th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is held in Beijing, with Deng Xiaoping reversing Mao-era policies to pursue a program for Chinese economic reform.
1975 U.S. President Gerald Ford creates the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in response to the 1970s energy crisis.
1974 Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli vote to become the independent nation of Comoros. Mayotte remains under French administration.
1974 The house of former British Prime Minister Edward Heath is attacked by members of the Provisional IRA.
1973 A Royal Air Maroc Sud Aviation Caravelle crashes near Tanger-Boukhalef Airport (now Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport) in Tangier, Morocco, killing 106.
1971 The international aid organization Doctors Without Borders is founded by Bernard Kouchner and a group of journalists in Paris, France.
1968 Cultural Revolution: People's Daily posted the instructions of Mao Zedong that "The intellectual youth must go to the country, and will be educated from living in rural poverty."
1965 In the United Kingdom, a 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) speed limit is applied to all rural roads including motorways for the first time.
1964 The first test flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird) takes place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, United States.
1963 The cruise ship Lakonia burns 290 kilometres (180 mi) north of Madeira, Portugal with the loss of 128 lives.
1948 Sjafruddin Prawiranegara established the Emergency Government of the Republic of Indonesia (Pemerintah Darurat Republik Indonesia, PDRI) in West Sumatra.
1945 U.S. President Harry S. Truman issues an executive order giving World War II refugees precedence in visa applications under U.S. immigration quotas.
1944 World War II: Battle of the Bulge: German troops demand the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply by General Anthony McAuliffe: "Nuts!"
1944 World War II: The People's Army of Vietnam is formed to resist Japanese occupation of Indochina, now Vietnam.
1942 World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
1940 World War II: Himara is captured by the Greek army.
1939 Indian Muslims observe a "Day of Deliverance" to celebrate the resignations of members of the Indian National Congress over their not having been consulted over the decision to enter World War II with the United Kingdom.
1937 The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City.
1921 Opening of Visva-Bharati College, also known as Santiniketan College, now Visva Bharati University, India.
1920 The GOELRO economic development plan is adopted by the 8th Congress of Soviets of the Russian SFSR.
1906 An Mw  7.9 earthquake strikes Xinjiang, China, killing at least 280.
1894 The Dreyfus affair begins in France, when Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly convicted of treason.
1891 Asteroid 323 Brucia becomes the first asteroid discovered using photography.
1890 Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kentville and Kingsport, Nova Scotia.
1888 The Christmas Meeting of 1888, considered to be the official start of the Faroese independence movement.
1885 Itō Hirobumi, a samurai, becomes the first Prime Minister of Japan.
1864 American Civil War: Savannah, Georgia, falls to the Union's Army of the Tennessee, and General Sherman tells President Abraham Lincoln: "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah".
1851 India's first freight train is operated in Roorkee, to transport material for the construction of the Ganges Canal.
1851 The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., burns.
1808 Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto and Choral Fantasy.
1807 The Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the U.S. Congress at the urging of President Thomas Jefferson.
1790 The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Alexander Suvorov and his Russian armies.
1788 Nguyễn Huệ proclaims himself Emperor Quang Trung, in effect abolishing on his own the Lê dynasty.
1769 Sino-Burmese War: The war ends with the Qing dynasty withdrawing from Burma forever.
1489 The forces of the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, take control of Almería from the Nasrid ruler of Granada, Muhammad XIII.
1216 Pope Honorius III approves the Dominican Order through the papal bull of confirmation Religiosam vitam.
1135 Three weeks after the death of King Henry I of England, Stephen of Blois claims the throne and is privately crowned King of England, beginning the English Anarchy.
880 Luoyang, eastern capital of the Tang dynasty, is captured by rebel leader Huang Chao during the reign of Emperor Xizong.
856 Damghan earthquake: An earthquake near the Persian city of Damghan kills an estimated 200,000 people, the sixth deadliest earthquake in recorded history.
401 Pope Innocent I is elected, the only pope to succeed his father in the office.
69 Vespasian is proclaimed Emperor of Rome; his predecessor, Vitellius, attempts to abdicate but is captured and killed at the Gemonian stairs.
Famous People Born on December 22

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Year Name
1964 Simon Kirby, English businessman and politician
1986 Fatih Öztürk, Turkish footballer
1889 George Hutson, English runner and soldier (d. 1914)
1951 Tony Isabella, American comic book writer, editor, actor, artist and critic
1853 Sarada Devi, Indian mystic and philosopher (d. 1920)
2000 Joshua Bassett, American actor and singer
1459 Sultan Cem, Ottoman politician (d. 1495)
1947 Brian Daley, American author and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1933 John Hartle, English motorcycle racer (d. 1968)
1951 Lasse Bengtsson, Swedish journalist
Famous People Deaths On December 22

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Date Name
1985 D. Boon, American singer and musician (b. 1958)
2014 John Robert Beyster, American physicist and academic (b. 1924)
1917 Frances Xavier Cabrini, Italian-American nun and saint (b. 1850)
1919 Hermann Weingärtner, German gymnast (b. 1864)
1681 Richard Alleine, English minister and author (b. 1611)
1891 Paul de Lagarde, German biblical scholar and orientalist (b. 1827)
2015 Peter Lundblad, Swedish singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
1968 Raymond Gram Swing, American journalist (b. 1887)
1902 Richard von Krafft-Ebing, German-Austrian psychiatrist and author (b. 1840)
1960 Ninian Comper, Scottish-English architect (b. 1864)