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December 22

Summary
Events Pre-1600 *AD 69 – Vespasian is proclaimed Emperor of Rome; his predecessor, Vitellius, attempts to abdicate but is captured and killed at the Gemonian stairs.
  • 401 – Pope Innocent I is elected, the only pope to succeed his father in the office.
  • 856 – Damghan earthquake: An earthquake near the Persian city of Damghan kills an estimated 200,000 people, the sixth deadliest earthquake in recorded history.
  • 880 – Luoyang, eastern capital of the Tang dynasty, is captured by rebel leader Huang Chao during the reign of Emperor Xizong. *1135 – Three weeks after the death of King Henry I of England, Stephen of Blois claims the throne and is privately crowned King of England, beginning the English Anarchy. *1216 – Pope Honorius III approves the Dominican Order through the papal bull of confirmation Religiosam vitam. *1489 – The forces of the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, take control of Almería from the Nasrid rul
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