December 1922 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 1 1st skywriting over US-"Hello USA"-by Capt Turner, RAF
  • Dec 1 Polish state Chief Marshal Jozef Pilsudski resigns
  • Dec 4 Lucille Atcherson, becomes first woman legation sect-US foreign service
  • Dec 6 1st constitution of Irish Free State comes into operation
  • Dec 6 1st electric power line commercial carrier in US, Utica, NY
  • Dec 9 Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president

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Dec 10 Nobel prizes awarded to Niels Bohr (Physics), Francis William Aston (Chemistry) and Fridtjof Nansen (Peace)

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen

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Dec 10 Danish physicist Niels Bohr awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics, for work on the structure of atoms, at a ceremony in Copehagen

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • Dec 13 Charles Ebbets proposes putting numbers on players' sleeves or caps
  • Dec 15 IVVV (association) peace congress on war forms in Hague
  • Dec 17 Last British troops leave Irish Free State
  • Dec 19 Theresa Vaughn, 24, confesses in court in Sheffield, England, to being married 61 times over 5 years in 50 cities in three countries
  • Dec 20 14 republics form Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR)
  • Dec 20 Polish parliament selects Stanislaw Wojcieckowski as president
  • Dec 22 Belgian parliament rejects Dutch university in Ghent
  • Dec 23 BBC Radio began daily newscasts
  • Dec 23 Pope Pius XI pleas for peace: encyclical Ubi arcano
  • Dec 24 London Coloseum opens

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Dec 25 -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Dec 29 Dutch Constitution proclaimed
  • Dec 29 Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage
  • Dec 30 Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre, Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Geraldine McCulloug, Maywood Ill, painter/sculptor (Phoenix)
  • Dec 3 Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • Dec 6 John Henry Cound Brunt, English soldier, Victoria Cross holder (d. 1944)
  • Dec 8 John B McKay, US test pilot (X-15)
  • Dec 8 Lucian Freud, German-British artist (Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, Boy With a Rat), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2011)
  • Dec 11 Grace Paley, American poet, political activist and teacher (1970 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • Dec 11 Peter Birch, choreographer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Dec 12 Arthur R Hawkins, US pilot/capt (WW II, downed 14 jap planes)
  • Dec 15 Alan Freed, Penn, DJ, accepted payola/introduced term "rock-n-roll"
  • Dec 17 Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (d. 2005)
  • Dec 20 George Roy Hill, dir (Slap Shot, Little Drummer Girl, Little Romance)
  • Dec 22 Calder Willingham, American novelist and scriptwriter, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • Dec 22 Jim [James] Wright, (D-Texas), politician (Speaker of House 1987-89), born in Forth Worth, Texas
  • Dec 22 Jack Brooks, American politician. (d. 2012)
  • Dec 23 Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant
  • Dec 27 Larry Osborne, navigator air traffic controller/supply specialist
  • Dec 28 Stan Lee, comics artist/creator (Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk)
  • Dec 29 William Gaddis, American writer (d. 1998)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 5 Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist, dies
  • Dec 13 Hannes Hafstein, Icelandic politician and poet (b. 1861)
  • Dec 16 Gabriel Narutowicz, 1st President of Poland (Dec 7-16, 1922), assassinated