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Historical Events for 31st December 2022

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1775 - Battle of Quebec: American Continental Army led by Richard Montgomery is defeated trying to take the British stronghold of Quebec City in the American Revolutionary War, General Montgomery is killed and Benedict Arnold is injured
1945 - Ratification of United Nations Charter completed
1953 - Hulan Jack sworn in as Manhattan Borough president
1955 - "Vamp" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 60 performances
1961 - National Football League Championship, City Stadium, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers shutout NY Giants 37-0; first of 5 NFL titles won in 7-season span by Packers and head coach, Vince Lombardi
1983 - President Shagari of Nigeria is overthrown in a military coup and Major General Muhammadu Buhari is installed as Head of State
1990 - Iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds
1995 - 62nd Sugar Bowl: #13 Virginia Tech beats #9 Texas, 28-10
1997 - 72 year-old Marv Levy retires as coach of the NFL Buffalo Bills after 12 seasons, including 4 consecutive losing Super Bowl appearances
2014 - 81st Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #8 Mississippi State, 49-34

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