December 22nd is officially Forefathers’ Day and Date Nut Bread Day.
Today marks the 356th day of the year. We now have only 2 days left until Christmas.
Ah, sweet December 22nd, what an interesting day you have proven to be over the years! From disasters, crimes and TV you certainly give it all! Here we’re going to look at the events that made this day an interesting one in history.
Did you know that on this day in 1942, the development of the V-2 rocket began? Adolf Hitler signed the order to begin this research during World War II.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about December 22nd in history!
What memorable events happened on December 22 in history? Keep reading to find out!
A powerful tsunami hit Indonesia.
This tsunami took place at the Sunda Strait as a result of a portion of the Anak Krakatau volcano, which fell into the sea. The tsunami killed over 400 people.
The 2018 partial shutdown of the US federal government began.
The “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy was repealed.
This policy had been in place for seventeen years before it was repealed. It banned homosexuals from serving openly in the US military. President Barack Obama signed the repeal.
Richard Reid, infamously known as the “shoe bomber,” attempted to blow up an airplane with explosives in his shoes.
Reid hid plastic explosives in his shoes which he unsuccessfully attempted to detonate on board an American Airlines flight. Reid was subdued by passengers and arrested upon landing.
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Every day brings a new quote – here are the most well-known quotes spoken or written on Dec 22nd in history.
Life is everywhere, life is in us ourselves, not outside.
If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.
National Date Nut Bread Day
Banana bread gets all the attention these days, and that’s a shame, as date nut bread is absolutely irresistible! Have you never heard of date nut bread before? Well, it’s a good thing it’s Date Nut Bread Day, so get down to a bakery and pick up a slice – or better, bake your own!
On December 21, 1620, the Pilgrims landed on the shores of what would come to be known as Plymouth, Massachusetts. Fast forward to 1769, and Forefathers’ day was created to honor the pioneering pilgrims, which has been celebrated ever since.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Movie frame rates were initially measured in feet of film per minute instead of in frames per second, which is where the term “footage” came from.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on this day all share the Capricorn zodiac sign.
Capricorn is represented by the sea goat and is the tenth sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between December 22 and January 19 falls into this astrological sign.
Blue Topaz is the birthstone given to people born in December. The icy-blue topaz provides special healing powers to those who wear it by recharging the body, mind, and spirit.
If you were born on December 22nd, you were likely conceived on the week of March 31st in the same year.
A baby conceived on December 22, 2023, will likely be born around September 14, 2024.