On This Day: December 22nd
This is 356th day of the year and 9 days remain in the year.
Construction of the first schoolhouse west of the Allegheny Mountains was started in Schoenbrunn, Ohio, by Moravian missionaries.
The U.S. Congress passed the Embargo Act.
French army officer Capt. Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason in a court-martial.
Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was overthrown.
Playwright Samuel Beckett died at age 83.
President Obama officially repealed the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy.
President Obama officially repeals the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy.
December 22 BirthdaysLady Bird Johnson1912–2007, Businessperson, Wife of Lyndon Johnson.
Edwin Arlington Robinsonpoet
James Oglethorpefounder of the American colony of Georgia
Diane Sawyertelevision journalist
Giacomo Puccinicomposer of operas
Dame Peggy Ashcroftactress
Thomas Wentworth Higginsonabolitionist
Connie Mackbaseball player and manager