December 22 in History
1216December 22, 1216:
Pope Honorius III sanctions the Dominican order.
1808December 22, 1808:
“Symphony No. 5” by Ludwig van Beethoven is performed for the first time in Vienna at the Theater an der Wien.
1894December 22, 1894:
The United States Golf Association is formed in New York.
1932December 22, 1932:
The pre-Code horror film, “The Mummy” is released.
1941December 22, 1941:
1956December 22, 1956:
Colo, a baby gorilla born in Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becomes the first gorilla to be given birth to in captivity.
1965December 22, 1965:
The epic romantic drama film, “Doctor Zhivago” is premiered in New York City.
1989December 22, 1989:
Romanian President Nicolae Ceaușescu is forced out of power following his 24-year dictatorship.
2001December 22, 2001:
Richard Reid, a British Islamist militant fails at his attempt to blow up an airplane on which he was also a passenger.
2010December 22, 2010:
US President Barack Obama signs a law to repeal the 17-year-old ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy which was instituted to ban openly homosexual persons from serving in the United States Army.