Dec 22, 2018
December 22. In 1808, Ludwig van Beethoven conducted and performed in the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (he soloed) and Choral Fantasy. in Vienna In 1864, Union General William Sherman sent Lincoln a message: "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah." In 1877, the AMERICAN BICYCLING JOURNAL debuted. In 1894, French officer Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason, which triggered worldwide charges of anti-Semitism. Dreyfus was eventually vindicated after 12 years on Devil's Island. In 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Rontgen made the first x-ray (his wife's hand). In 1956, Colo became the first gorilla to be born in captivity at the Columbus, OH, zoo. In 1961, the first soldier died in Vietnam (James Davis). In 1989, Communist President Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania was overthrown. In 1990, Lech Walesa was sworn in as Poland's first popularly elected president. In 2016, the VSV-EBOV vaccine was proven to be 70-100% effective against the Ebola virus. Happy Birthday, Jean Racine, Teresa Carreno, Lady Bird Johnson, Barbara Billingsley, Jean-Michel Basquiat. It's National Mathematics Day in India. Mission: Compare a duck.