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Saturday, December 22, 2012

22nd December - This Day in History - What happend

December 22 : General Interest
1956: First gorilla born in captivity

On this day in 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity... read more

American Revolution
1775 : Continental Congress creates a Continental Navy

1900 : First "Mercedes" is delivered to its buyer

Civil War
1864 : Sherman presents Lincoln with a Christmas gift

Cold War
1990 : Lech Walesa sworn in as president of Poland

1978 : John Wayne Gacy confesses

1939 : Express trains collide in Germany

General Interest
1894 : Dreyfus affair begins in France
1971 : Waldheim elected U.N. secretary-general
1984 : The Bernhard Goetz subway shooting
1989 : Romanian government falls

1979 : Hollywood mogul Darryl Zanuck dies

1849 : Dostoevsky reprieved at last minute

1808 : Beethoven's Fifth Symphony given world premiere in Vienna

Old West
1884 : John Chisum dies in Arkansas

1968 : Julie Nixon marries David Eisenhower

1971 : L.A. Lakers break pro sports winning streak record

Vietnam War
1971 : Soviet Union attacks Chinese policy toward Vietnam
1972 : Washington announces Linebacker II raids will continue

World War I
1917 : Russian-German peace talks begin at Brest-Litovsk

World War II
1941 : Churchill and Roosevelt discuss war and peace

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