TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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De­cem­ber 22, 1851

– In­dia’s first freight train is op­er­ated in Roor­kee, In­dia. De­cem­ber 22, 1885

– Itō Hirobumi, a samu­rai, be­came the first Prime Min­is­ter of Japan. De­cem­ber 22, 1891

– As­teroid 323 Bru­cia be­comes the first as­teroid dis­cov­ered us­ing pho­tog­ra­phy.

De­cem­ber 22, 1942

– World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the or­der to de­velop the V-2 rocket as a weapon. De­cem­ber 22, 1965

– In the United King­dom, a 70 mph speed limit is ap­plied to all ru­ral roads in­clud­ing mo­tor­ways for the first time.

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