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Other Notable Events for December 22

On this date in history:

In 1785, the American Continental Navy fleet was organized, consisting of two frigates, two brigs and three schooners. (Sailors were paid $8 a month.)

In 1864, after his Civil War march across Georgia...

Notable Birthdays for December 22

Those born on this date include:

- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Frank Kellogg in 1856
- opera composer Giacomo Puccini in 1858
- former Philadelphia Athletics Manager Connie Mack, the dean of baseball, in 1862
- British ...

Astronomy

Today is Monday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2014 with nine to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Benjamin Disraeli defined a bore as a person who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation.