On this Day in History: December 22

2015 – SpaceX lands a first stage Falcon 9 rocket on ground, after reaching Low Earth orbit at 1:40 UTC for the first time in history.
1984 – Bernhard Goetz shoots four would-be muggers on an express train in Manhattan section of New York, New York.
1957 – KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY – part of the ABC family of channels – begins broadcasting.
1952 – WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting.
1948 – KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, California – part of the CBS family of channels – begins broadcasting.
1937 – The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City.
1932 – The first mummy film ever produced, The Mummy – directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff – is released in the U.S.
1891 – Asteroid 323 Brucia becomes the first asteroid discovered using photography.
1882 – First Christmas tree illuminated with electric Christmas lights.
1808 – Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto and Choral Fantasy, with Beethoven at the piano.
1807 – The Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Thomas Jefferson.