Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 22

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This is a list of selected December 22 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Midsummer festivities (Southern Hemisphere, 2011); Brazil is the only Southern Hemisphere country listed in the article
Mother's Day in Indonesia refimprove section
1216Pope Honorius III issued the papal bull Religiosam vitam to establish the Dominican Order. refimprove
1808 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, Fourth Piano Concerto, and Choral Fantasy, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. 5th: refimprove section
1864American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea ended with the capture of Savannah, Georgia. refimprove section
1885Itō Hirobumi, a samurai from Chōshū, became the first Prime Minister of Japan. refimprove section, neutrality issues
1944 – Vietnamese revolutionary Hồ Chí Minh formed the People's Army of Vietnam to drive French colonialists and Japanese occupiers out of Indochina. refimprove
1944World War II: U.S. Army General Anthony McAuliffe responded to the German ultimatum of surrender during the Battle of the Bulge with a single word, "NUTS!" refimprove
1963 – A total of 128 people died when the ocean liner TSMS Lakonia burned at sea 180 miles (290 km) north of Madeira. refimprove
1974Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli voted to become the independent nation of the Comoros. unreferenced section
1978 – The Third Plenum of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China opened, where Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and other party officials agreed to launch economic reforms and to open up China. refimprove
1989Romanian Revolution: After a week of bloody demonstrations, Ion Iliescu took over as President of Romania, ending the Communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu. outdated, expansion
1989 – Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate re-opened after nearly 30 years, symbolizing the unity of East and West Germany. refimprove section
1990 – The Parliament of Croatia adopted the country's current constitution. refimprove section
2001CC the cat, the first cloned pet, was born. stubby
Teresa Carreño (b. 1853) POTD for 2019



December 22: December solstice (04:19 UTC, 2019); Yule begins; Yaldā Night in Iran

Vitellius on a coin
Vitellius on a coin

Étienne Martellange (b. 1569) · Jean-Victor Poncelet (d. 1867) · Alan Bush (b. 1900)

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