Tuesday 22 December 1908
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Giacomo Manzù and Max Bill.
A Christmas Carol, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
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- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
- Giacomo Manzù: Italian sculptor and academic (d. 1991).
- Max Bill: Swiss painter, abstract sculptor and architect, the author of "Continuity.
- Marius F: Duintjer Dutch architect.
- Giovanni Bonelli: Italian cartoonist, creator of Tex Willer.
- Giacomo Manzu: Italian sculptor who revived the ancient tradition of creating sculptural bronze doors for ecclesiastical buildings in the mid-20th century.
- Marie Jungius Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer: dies at age 44.
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