This day in history - December 22

This day in history - December 22.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 22, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 22 were connected with events relating to the Accession of Stephen, King of England, Embargo Act of 1807, Premiere of Several of Beethoven's Works, Conviction of Alfred Dreyfus, Opening of the Lincoln Tunnel, Burning of the Cruise Ship Lakonia, Initial Test Flight of Lockheed's Blackbird, New York City Subway Shooting 1984, Reopening of the Brandenburg Gate Border Crossing and American Airlines Failed Shoe Bombing. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Henry I, William Adelin, Stephen of Blois, Thomas Jefferson, Ludwig van Beethoven, Alfred Dreyfus, Ole Singstad, Abraham Lincoln, Mathios Zarbis, Clarence Johnson, Bernhard Goetz, Helmut Kohl, Hans Modrow and Richard Colvin Reid.

Accession of Stephen, King of England - December 22, 1135: On this day in history, December 22, 1135, momentous events took place today in England, with regard to the Accession of Stephen, King of England. When King Henry I died, England was left without a male heir as his son, William Adelin, had drowned 15 years earlier. William the Conqueror's grandson, Stephen of Blois, claimed the throne and became King of England. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 22, 1135 were Henry I, William Adelin, Stephen of Blois. Facts on this day in History December 22: Events on this day in history: Accession of Stephen, King of England *** Date: December 22, 1135 *** Place: England *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 12th Century *** This day in history ***

Embargo Act of 1807 - December 22, 1807: On this day in history, December 22, 1807, momentous events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, with regard to the Embargo Act of 1807. The Embargo Act of 1807 was signed into law by President Thomas Jefferson on December 22, 1807. The embargo, aimed at France and Great Britain, was a direct response to the French and British violations of the United States' neutrality during the Napoleonic Wars. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 22, 1807 were Thomas Jefferson. Facts on this day in History December 22: Events on this day in history: Embargo Act of 1807 *** Date: December 22, 1807 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Premiere of Several of Beethoven's Works - December 22, 1808: On this day in history, December 22, 1808, critical events took place today in Vienna, Austria, regarding the Premiere of Several of Beethoven's Works. Ludwig van Beethoven premiered several of his works, which included his Fifth and Sixth symphonies, at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, on December 22, 1808. Beethoven also conducted and performed on some of the works. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 22, 1808 were Ludwig van Beethoven. Facts on this day in History December 22: Events on this day in history: Premiere of Several of Beethoven's Works *** Date: December 22, 1808 *** Place: Vienna, Austria *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Conviction of Alfred Dreyfus - December 22, 1894: On this day in history, December 22, 1894, crucial events took place today in Paris, France, relating to the Conviction of Alfred Dreyfus. French Army Captain Alfred Dreyfus was convicted, on December 22, 1894, of passing French military secrets to Paris's German Embassy. This conviction led to the 'Dreyfus Affair', a political scandal that ended when Dreyfus was completely exonerated. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 22, 1894 were Alfred Dreyfus. Facts on this day in History December 22: Events on this day in history: Conviction of Alfred Dreyfus *** Date: December 22, 1894 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening of the Lincoln Tunnel - December 22, 1937: On this day in history, December 22, 1937, momentous events took place today in New York, USA, with regard to the Opening of the Lincoln Tunnel. The first tube of the Lincoln Tunnel, designed by Ole Singstad and named after Abraham Lincoln, was opened to traffic on December 22, 1937. Metal shortages, due to the war, prevented the second tube of the original design being opened until February 1, 1945. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 22, 1937 were Ole Singstad, Abraham Lincoln. Facts on this day in History December 22: Events on this day in history: Opening of the Lincoln Tunnel *** Date: December 22, 1937 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Construction *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Burning of the Cruise Ship Lakonia - December 22, 1963: On this day in history, December 22, 1963, momentous events took place today in Atlantic Ocean, with regard to the Burning of the Cruise Ship Lakonia. The Greek cruise ship TSMS Lakonia, (previously Dutch owned MS johan van Oldenbarnevelt) commanded by Captain Mathios Zarbis, was on a Christmas Cruise north of Madeira when a fire broke out in the hair salon and quickly spread. 128 lives were lost and the ship sank a week later, while under tow. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 22, 1963 were Mathios Zarbis. Facts on this day in History December 22: Events on this day in history: Burning of the Cruise Ship Lakonia *** Date: December 22, 1963 *** Place: Atlantic Ocean *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Initial Test Flight of Lockheed's Blackbird - December 22, 1964: On this day in history, December 22, 1964, crucial events took place today in California, USA, relating to the Initial Test Flight of Lockheed's Blackbird. Development of Lockheed's SR-71 'Blackbird' was highly secret. The SR-71, Designed by Clarence 'Kelly' Johnson at Lockheeds Skunk Works, had it's initial flight in Palmdale, California, on December 22, 1964. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 22, 1964 were Clarence Johnson. Facts on this day in History December 22: Events on this day in history: Initial Test Flight of Lockheed's Blackbird *** Date: December 22, 1964 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Aviation *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

New York City Subway Shooting 1984 - December 22, 1984: On this day in history, December 22, 1984, important events took place today in New York, USA, in respect of the New York City Subway Shooting 1984. While travelling on a New York City subway train, Bernhard Goetz shot, and wounded, four African American men in a case of self defense. Goetz was charged and found guilty of carrying an unlicensed firearm. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 22, 1984 were Bernhard Goetz. Facts on this day in History December 22: Events on this day in history: New York City Subway Shooting 1984 *** Date: December 22, 1984 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Reopening of the Brandenburg Gate Border Crossing - December 22, 1989: On this day in history, December 22, 1989, significant events took place today in Berlin, Germany, respecting the Reopening of the Brandenburg Gate Border Crossing. Following the destruction of the Berlin wall on November 9, 1989, the Brandenburg Gate was reopened on December 22, 1989, when the West German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl walked through and was met by the East German Prime Minister, Hans Modrow. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 22, 1989 were Helmut Kohl, Hans Modrow. Facts on this day in History December 22: Events on this day in history: Reopening of the Brandenburg Gate Border Crossing *** Date: December 22, 1989 *** Place: Berlin, Germany *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

American Airlines Failed Shoe Bombing - December 22, 2001: On this day in history, December 22, 2001, momentous events took place today in Over the Atlantic Ocean, with regard to the American Airlines Failed Shoe Bombing. Self proclaimed Al-Qaeda operative, Richard Colvin Reid, attempted to set off a shoe bomb while on board America Airlines Flight 63 from Paris, to Miami. After the unsuccessful attempt, Reid was tackled by other passengers. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 22, 2001 were Richard Colvin Reid. Facts on this day in History December 22: Events on this day in history: American Airlines Failed Shoe Bombing *** Date: December 22, 2001 *** Place: Over the Atlantic Ocean *** Category: Terrorism *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

December 22

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