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It happened on a… December 22

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It happened on a… December 22


Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi scores his 644th goal for FC Barcelona during 3-0 win over Real Valladolid to break Pele’s record for most goals for one club; Pele, 643 goals for Santos 1956-74.


Scotty Bowman’s Red Wings beat the Boston Bruins, 4-2 giving him 200 wins with Detroit, and making him the first NHL coach to record 200 wins with 3 different teams; also Montreal and Buffalo


Brett Hull scores his 500 career goals; with father Bobby Hull, first father/son combo to each record 500 goals


Lech Walesa was sworn in as Poland’s first popularly elected president.


Romania’s hard-line Communist ruler, Nicolae Ceausescu, was overthrown in a popular uprising.


Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” single goes #1 for 6 weeks.


German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen made the first X-ray, of his wife’s hand.


Claude Debussy’s first orchestral masterpiece “Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune” premieres in Paris


1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison.


Formerly a branch of the Université Laval de Québec, the Université de Montréal officially opened its door.


Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) and Choral Fantasy (with Beethoven at the piano).


The French Academy of Sciences, founded by Louis XIV with Jean-Baptiste Colbert first meets in the Kings Library

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