So you want to have a drink but you aren't sure why? Here are some GREAT reasons to call your friends over and have a party.
December 22nd - holidays
  • Christian Feast Day Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Mother's Day (Indonesia) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Winter solstice related observance (see December 21): Dongzhi Festival (East Asia) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
December 22nd - events
  • 1989 - Berlin's Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! This event currently has 1 votes. Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - First flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird). Vote for this event to raise it's importance! This event currently has 1 votes. Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! This event currently has 1 votes. Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2001 - Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2001 - Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1999 - Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, a Boeing 747-200F crashes shortly after take-off from London Stansted Airport due to pilot error. All 4 crew members are killed. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1997 - Acteal massacre: Attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1997 - Hussein Aidid relinquishes the disputed title of President of Somalia by signing the Cairo Declaration, in Cairo, Egypt. It is the first major step towards reconciliation in Somalia since 1991. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1992 - The Archives of Terror are discovered. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1990 - Final independence of Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia after termination of trusteeship. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1989 - After a week of bloody demonstrations, Ion Iliescu takes over as president of Romania, ending Nicolae Ceau?escu's Communist dictatorship. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Chico Mendes, a Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist, is assassinated. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Bernhard Hugo Goetz shoots four would-be African-American muggers on an express train in Manhattan, New York City. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - The pivotal Third Plenum of the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is held in Beijing, with Deng Xiaoping reversing Mao-era policies to pursue a program for Chinese economic reform. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli vote to become the independent nation of Comoros. Mayotte remains under French administration. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - The house of former British Prime Minister Ted Heath is attacked by members of the Provisional IRA. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - In the United Kingdom, a 70mph speed limit is applied to all rural roads including motorways for the first time. Previously, there had been no speed limit. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - The cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - The Selangor Labour Party is founded in Selangor, Malaya. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - The Constituent Assembly of Italy approves the Constitution of Italy. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - World War II: Battle of the Bulge – German troops demand the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply by General Anthony McAuliffe: "Nuts!" Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - World War II: The People's Army of Vietnam is formed to resist Japanese occupation of Indo-China, now Vietnam. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - The GOELRO economic development plan is adopted by the 8th Congress of Soviets of the Russian SFSR. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1894 - The Dreyfus affair begins in France, when Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly convicted of treason, on antisemitic grounds. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1890 - Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kingsport and Kentville, Nova Scotia. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1885 - Ito Hirobumi, a samurai, became the first Prime Minister of Japan. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1864 - Savannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his "March to the Sea". Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1851 - The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1849 - The execution of Fyodor Dostoevsky is called off at the last second. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1809 - The Non-Intercourse Act, lifting the Embargo Act except for the United Kingdom and France, is passed by the U.S. Congress. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1807 - The Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Thomas Jefferson. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1790 - The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 69 - Emperor Vitellius is captured and murdered by the Gemonian stairs in Rome. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
December 22nd - births
  • 1912 - Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! This event currently has 1 votes. Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1998 - Genevieve Hannelius, American child actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1996 - Makisig Morales, Filipino child actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1993 - Ali Lohan, American singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1990 - Jean-Baptiste Maunier, French actor and singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1989 - Logan Huffman, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1989 - Jordin Sparks, American singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1989 - Jharal Yow Yeh, professional rugby league player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Dennis Armfield, Australian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Nigerian terrorist suspect Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Basshunter, Swedish singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Drew Hankinson, American professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Jennifer Hawkins, Australian beauty pageant contestant Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Brooke Nevin, Canadian actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Chris Carmack, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Jamie Langfield, Scottish football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Emmanuel Olisadebe, Nigerian/Polish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Steve Kariya, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Katleen De Caluwé, Belgian athlete Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Jason Lane, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Chris Adler, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Dmitri Khokhlov, Russian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Stanislav Necká?, Czech ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Sergei Aschwanden, Swiss judoka Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Heather Donahue, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Big Tigger, television host Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Vanessa Paradis, French singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Pat Mastroianni, Canadian actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Myriam Bédard, Canadian athlete Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Greg Biffle, American racecar driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Dina Meyer, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Lauralee Bell, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Richey James Edwards, Welsh musician (Manic Street Preachers) (disappeared in 1995) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Stéphane Gendron, Quebec politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Paul Morris, Australian racing driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Dan Petrescu, Romanian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Dmitry Bilozerchev, Soviet gymnast Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, German singer and bassplayer (Destruction) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Luna H. Mitani, Japanese American surrealism painter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Brian McMillan, South African cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Ralph Fiennes, English actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Andrew Fastow, American businessman Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Wakin Chau, Chinese singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Jean-Michel Basquiat, American artist (d. 1988) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Luther Campbell (Luke), American rap artist (2 Live Crew) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Patrick Fitzgerald, American attorney Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Bernd Schuster, German footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Frank Gambale, Australian musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - David Heavener, American actor and musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Carole James, Canadian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Lonnie Smith, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Bern Nadette Stanis, actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Ian Turnbull, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Dan Martin, American voice actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Maurice Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees) (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Robin Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Noel Edmonds, English game show host Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Steve Garvey, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Chris Old, English cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Lynne Thigpen, American actress (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Rick Nielsen, American musician (Cheap Trick) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - Diane Sawyer, American journalist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Steve Carlton, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Guido De Angelis, Italian musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Stefan Janos, Slovak-Swiss physicist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Paul Wolfowitz, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Dick Parry, English musician (Pink Floyd) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Luis Francisco Cuéllar, Colombian politician (d. 2009) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - James Gurley, American musician (d. 2009) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Matty Alou, Dominican baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Lucien Bouchard, Quebec politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - Eduard Uspensky, Russian writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - James Burke, British writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - Hector Elizondo, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - Wojciech Frykowski, Polish actor (d. 1969) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1934 - David Pearson, American racecar driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - Frank Corsaro, American stage director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1922 - Jack Brooks, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1922 - Ruth Roman, American actress (d. 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1921 - Hawkshaw Hawkins, American country singer (d. 1963) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1917 - Gene Rayburn, American game show host (d. 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1915 - Barbara Billingsley, American actress (d. 2010) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - Swami Satchidananda, Yogi and Spiritual teacher (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1912 - Elias Degiannis, Greek navy officer and Resistance fighter (d. 1943) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1909 - Patricia Hayes, English actress (d. 1998) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1907 - Dame Peggy Ashcroft, English actress (d. 1991) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1905 - Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (d. 1982) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1905 - Pierre Brasseur, French actor (d. 1972) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1903 - Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1983) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1901 - André Kostelanetz, American popular music orchestra leader and arranger (d. 1980) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1900 - Marc Allégret, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1973) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1899 - Gustav Gründgens, German actor (d. 1963) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1898 - Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1888 - J. Arthur Rank, British film producer (d. 1972) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1887 - Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (d. 1920) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1885 - Deems Taylor American conductor and music critic (d. 1966) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1885 - Abe Manley, Negro League Baseball owner (d. 1952) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1883 - Edgard Varèse French-born composer (d. 1965) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1876 - Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian poet and editor (d. 1944) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1874 - Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer (d. 1939) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1872 - Camille Guérin, French veterinarian and bacteriologist (d. 1961) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1869 - Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (d. 1935) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1869 - Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1931) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1862 - Connie Mack, American baseball executive (d. 1956) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1860 - Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator (d. 1927) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1858 - Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (d. 1924) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1856 - Frank B. Kellogg, 45th U.S. Secretary of State, Nobel laureate (d. 1937) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1853 - Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan pianist (d. 1917) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1853 - Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1919) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1819 - Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer (d. 1870) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1819 - Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (d. 1892) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1807 - Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (d. 1873) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1805 - John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (d. 1893) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1765 - Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician (d. 1825) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1723 - Carl Friedrich Abel, German composer (d. 1787) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1696 - James Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (d. 1785) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1694 - Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (d. 1768) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1690 - Meidingnu Pamheiba, King of Manipur (d. 1751) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1666 - Guru Gobind Singh, Sikh guru (d. 1708) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1639 - Jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1550 - Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (d. 1631) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1546 - Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese Daimyo (d. 1604) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1178 - Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1095 - Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 244 - Diocletian, Roman Emperor (d. 311) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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