December 22: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on December 22nd throughout history. Capricorn is the zodiac sign for December 22nd. Vanessa Paradis (1972), Ralph Fiennes (1962), and Pamela Courson were all born on this day (1946).


(December 22, 1891)
Asteroid 323 Brucia is the first asteroid to be found using photography. photo source:


(December 22, 1989)
Reopening of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, brings an end to the separation of the country into East and West. photo source:

(December 22, 2016)
According to a study, the VSV-EBOV vaccine is 70 to 100 percent effective against the Ebola virus, making it the first validated immunisation against the disease. photo source:

(December 22, 2018)
At least 430 people are killed by a tsunami caused by the eruption of Anak Krakatau in Indonesia. photo source:

(Died on December 22, 2020)
Leslie West, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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