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 This day in History - December 22
419 Historic Events for December 22
1924

Philip Barry's "Youngest," premieres in NYC

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1925

Thomas Christian David, composer

Birth
1925

Gunther Schuller, NYC, jazz composer

Birth
1926

Peggy Castle, Appalachia Va, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman)

Birth
1928

Piero Angelo, Italian writer (Control)

Birth
1929

Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Classroom of Anne Frank, Myrada)

Birth
1929

Wazir Mohammad, cricketer (eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers)

Birth
1930

6 West europe lands signs Convention of Oslo

Event
1930

Peter Hall, Suffolk England, director (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Birth
1932

Joe Clark, LA Ca, WLAF off coordinator coach (Amsterdam Admirals)

Birth
1934

1st flight from Netherland to Cura‡ao (Christmas flight 1934)

Event
1934

Miss Theo Trowbridge sets female bowling record 702 pins in games

Event
1935

John L Finley, USAF/astronaut

Birth
1935

Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russia, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)

Birth
1935

Yaeko Iwasaki, student of D S Harada Roshi, 1st awakening in Kamakura

Event
1936

Hector Elizondo, NYC, actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love)

Birth
1936

1st common carrier license issued by ICC, Scranton, Pa

Event
1937

Lincoln Tunnel (NYC) opens to traffic

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1937

Marco J de Castro, Dutch Antillian politician

Birth
1937

Daito Kokushi, Zen founder of Daitokuji, dies in Kyoto at 55

Death
1939

Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53

Death
1939

99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany

Event
1939

Finnish counter offensive at Petsamo

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1939

Bradman scores 138 in South Australia's 7-821 v Queensland

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1939

125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany

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