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    What happened on November 22

    • November 22, 0498 "After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected Pope in Santa Maria Maggiore."

    • November 22, 0845 : the first King of all Brittany Nominoe defeats the Franc king Charles the Bald at the battle of Ballon near Redon. No more toll will be taken on Brittany. It becomes an independant state during seven centuries.

    • November 22, 1718 Blackbeard the Pirate killed on North Carolina shore

    • November 22, 1718 "Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as ""Blackbeard"") was killed in battle with a boarding party led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard."

    • November 22, 1809 Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen

    • November 22, 1830 "Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom."

    • November 22, 1831 "The opera ""Robert Le Diable"" is produced (Paris)"

    • November 22, 1842 "Mount St Helens in Washington, erupts"

    • November 22, 1851 "The opera ""La Perle Du Br‚sil"" is produced (Paris)"

    • November 22, 1880 Vaudeville actress Lillian Russell made her debut at Tony Pastor's Theatre in New York City.

    • November 22, 1884 T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper

    • November 22, 1886 "Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia"

    • November 22, 1890 Charles DeGaulle born

    • November 22, 1898 "The opera ""Iris"" is produced (Rome)"

    • November 22, 1899 Hoagy (Hoagland) Carmichael (songwriter: Stardust)

    • November 22, 1906 "International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts ""SOS"" as new call for help"

    • November 22, 1910 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs

    • November 22, 1914 Lew Hays (founder of PONY League baseball for youngsters)

    • November 22, 1917 "In Montreal, Canada, the National Hockey Association broke up (on November 26 it was replaced with the National Hockey League)."

    • November 22, 1917 National Hockey Association disbands

    • November 22, 1917 "NHL founded with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators andQuebec Bulldogs"

    • November 22, 1921 "Rodney Dangerfield (Jacob Cohen) (""I Don't Get No Respect"": comedian, actor: Caddyshack, Easy Money, Back to School, Natural Born Killers, The Dean Martin Show)"

    • November 22, 1922 "Egyptology: Howard Carter, assisted by Lord Carnarvon, opened the tomb of Tutankhamun."

    • November 22, 1922 Library Ave in the Bronx named

    • November 22, 1923 "Arthur Hiller (director: The Americanization of Emily, Author! Author!, Man of La Mancha, Plaza Suite, The Silver Streak)"

    • November 22, 1923 "Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death"

    • November 22, 1924 England orders Egyptians out of Sudan

    • November 22, 1924 Geraldine Page (Academy Award-winning actress: The Trip to Bountiful [1985])

    • November 22, 1926 "Lew (Selva Lewis) Burdette, Jr. (baseball: Milwaukee Braves)"

    • November 22, 1927 "Carl Eliason of Sayner, Wisconsin, was granted the first patent ever given for a snowmobile design on this day."

    • November 22, 1928 """Bolero"" by Maurice Ravel, first performed publicly, in Paris"

    • November 22, 1932 Pump patented that computes quantity and price delivered

    • November 22, 1932 Robert Vaughn (actor: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.)

    • November 22, 1935 "China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, CA, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on first trans-Pacific airmail flight"

    • November 22, 1935 "The China Clipper took off from Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean (the airplane later reached its destination, Manila, and delivered over 110,000 pieces of mail)."

    • November 22, 1940 Philip Murray succeeds founder John L. Lewis as president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.

    • November 22, 1940 "Terry Gilliam (actor: Monty Python series, And Now for Something Completely Different, )"

    • November 22, 1940 "World War II: Following the Italian invasion, Greek troops advanced into Albanian soil and liberated Korytsa."

    • November 22, 1941 "Tom Conte (actor: American Dreamer, The Norman Conquests series, The Quick and the Dead, Saving Grace)"

    • November 22, 1943 Billie Jean King (Moffitt) (tennis: 20 Wimbledon titles)

    • November 22, 1943 "FDR, Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan"

    • November 22, 1943 Lebanese Independence Day. Lebanon gained independence from France.

    • November 22, 1943 "World War II: War in the Pacific U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek met in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan (see Cairo Conference)"

    • November 22, 1950 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY

    • November 22, 1950 "Greg The Bull' Luzinzki (baseball: Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox)"

    • November 22, 1958 "Jamie Lee Curtis, actress born"

    • November 22, 1961 "Mariel Hemingway (actress: Delirious, Falling from Grace, Lipstick, Personal Best, The Suicide Club, Superman 4: The Quest for Peace)"

    • November 22, 1963 "John F. Kennedy assassination: In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy was killed and Texas Governor John B. Connally was seriously wounded by an assassin, identified as Lee Harvey Oswald, who was later captured and charged with the murder of police officer J. D. Tippit. That same day, US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th President of the United States."

    • November 22, 1963 The Beatles release their album With The Beatles

    • November 22, 1965 "D.N. Aidit, head of the Communist Party of Indonesia is captured and killed by the Indonesian military in the after math of the G30S coup attempt."

    • November 22, 1967 "BBC unofficially bans ""I am the Walrus"" by the Beatles"

    • November 22, 1967 Boris Becker (tennis: youngest Wimbledon Men's Champ. [17 years old])

    • November 22, 1967 Number one hit on UK music charts - Long John Baldry - Let The Heartaches Begin

    • November 22, 1967 Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York

    • November 22, 1967 UN Sec council passes resolution 242-Israel must give back occupied land

    • November 22, 1968 "Beatles release ""The Beatles,"" (White Album)in UK, their only double album"

    • November 22, 1972 "Chuck Thacker, a computer scientist at Xerox PARC, started designing the Alto computer, designed to improve the quality of machine-human interactions"

    • November 22, 1975 Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.

    • November 22, 1975 Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain

    • November 22, 1975 Number one hit on UK music charts - Billy Connolly - D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

    • November 22, 1977 British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.

    • November 22, 1977 "First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet."

    • November 22, 1977 Regular Concorde passenger service between NY and Europe begins

    • November 22, 1980 "Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak"

    • November 22, 1985 Columbia moves to the Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-C

    • November 22, 1985 "Lee Iacocca, the CEO of the Chrysler Corporation, presided over the largest swearing-in ceremony for new U.S. citizens in American history"

    • November 22, 1985 "Microsoft signed an agreement with Apple, allowing Microsoft to copy visual characteristics of Apple's Macintosh in its Microsoft Windows software."

    • November 22, 1986 "Boxing: Mike Tyson knocks out Trevor Berbick in the second round, becoming the youngest world heavyweight champion at the age of 20 years and 4 months."

    • November 22, 1986 Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick to win WBC heavyweight title

    • November 22, 1986 "Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals"

    • November 22, 1987 Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom

    • November 22, 1988 "In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed."

    • November 22, 1988 "In the presence of members of Congress and the media, the B-2 ""stealth"" bomber is shown publicly for the first time at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California."

    • November 22, 1988 Stealth Bomber unveiled in public

    • November 22, 1989 "Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and the Moon"

    • November 22, 1989 "Eastern Airlines pilots and flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired"

    • November 22, 1989 "In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad, killing him."

    • November 22, 1989 US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit

    • November 22, 1990 George Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia during Thanksgiving

    • November 22, 1990 Margaret Thatcher resigns as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

    • November 22, 1990 "Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister in British history, resigns after eleven years in Britain's top office"

    • November 22, 1995 Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

    • November 22, 2002 "In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest."

    • November 22, 2003 "In Tbilisi, Georgia, opponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president's resignation."

    • November 22, 2003 "The Heritage Classic, the first outdoor hockey game in the history of the NHL, is played in Edmonton, Alberta"

    • November 22, 2004 "The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections."

    • November 22, 2005 Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

    • November 22, 2009 "A 400lb bomb partially explodes outside the headquarters of the Policing Board in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In another incident, three men are arrested after a shooting incident involving PSNI officers in the border village of Garrison, County Fermanagh."

    • November 22, 2009 "An Algerian court acquits Abdulli Feghoul, who had been detained at Guantanamo Bay detention camp without trial for almost seven years."

    • November 22, 2009 An Indonesian ferry carrying over 200 passengers sinks off the cost of Sumatra.

    • November 22, 2009 "At least seven people are killed and more than 55 injured in a bombing in Assam, northeastern India."

    • November 22, 2009 "Azerbaijan-Armenia negotiations in Munich: Azerbaijan and Armenia hold talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Azerbaijan has warned that the meeting of presidents in Munich will be ""decisive"" and that its troops are ready to take the territory by force unless there is a breakthrough in negotiations."

    • November 22, 2009 "Debate is stoked over whether scientists have overstated the case for man-made climate change after computer hackers break into a server at University of East Anglia, the well-respected climate change research center. (Wall Street Journal) (Washington Post)"

    • November 22, 2009 "Efren Peñaflorida, who started a ""pushcart classroom"" in the Philippines to provide education to poor children, is named the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year."

    • November 22, 2009 Former Iranian Vice President Mohammad-Ali Abtahi who was sentenced to six years imprisonment in connection with the June election protests is released on bail.

    • November 22, 2009 "Jeong Nam-gyu, one of South Korea's most prolific serial killers, commits suicide in his cell on death row."

    • November 22, 2009 Romanians go to the polls for the first round of the presidential election and to vote on proposed parliamentary reform. (

    • November 22, 2009 "The number killed in an explosion in Heilongjiang province, China rises to 92."

    • November 22, 2009 "The United States Senate votes to allow a debate on the healthcare reform bill. The debate is to begin on November 30, 2009. (The Guardian)"

    • November 22, 2009 "Three Royal National Lifeboat Institution crew members are located ""in good condition"" after their boat capsizes off County Wexford in Ireland."

    • November 22, 2012 Thanksgiving day - US - (always last Thursday of November)







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