22nd November, on this day

365 Felix II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
498 St Symmachus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
845 The first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.
1497 Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama rounds the Cape of Good Hope in search of a route to India
1574 Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
1718 Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard
1809 Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen
1830 Charles Grey, (2nd Earl Grey), became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1830 Container transport is introduced by carrier company Pickfords
1831 The opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)
1842 Mount St Helens in Washington, erupts
1849 The Cape Colony in southern Africa forbids any further landing of convicts from Britain and forces a British ship to sail to Tasmania instead
1851 The opera "La Perle Du Brasil" is produced (Paris)
1864 Sherman's March to the Sea : Confederate General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union General William T. Sherman from Georgia.
1869 Launch of English sailing ship Cutty Sark
1884 T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper
1886 Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
1898 The opera "Iris" is produced (Rome)
1906 International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help
1908 Albanian Alphabet Day : The Congress of Manastir establishes the Albanian alphabet
1910 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
1922 Howard Carter, assisted by Lord Carnarvon, opens the tomb of Tutankhamun
1923 Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death
1924 England orders Egyptians out of Sudan
1928 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel, 1st performed publicly, in Paris
1930 1st American football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)
1935 China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, CA, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
1940 Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.
1942 Battle of Stalingrad : General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army was surrounded.
1943 Cairo Conference : U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan (see Cairo Conference)
1943 Lebanon gains independence from France.
1946 First ballpoint pens go on sale, invented by the Hungarian journalist Laszlo Biro
1950 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY
1956 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne
1963 John F. Kennedy assassination : 35th President of the United States, John F Kennedy, is shot and killed while travelling in an open-topped motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas. Late that day, US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States.
1963 Beatles release their 2nd album "With the Beatles" in the UK
1965 D.N. Aidit, head of the Communist Party of Indonesia is captured and killed by the Indonesian military in the aftermath of the G30S coup attempt.
1967 BBC unofficially bans "I am the Walrus" by the Beatles
1967 UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement.
1968 Beatles release "The Beatles," (White Album) in UK, their only double album
1972 US President Richard Nixon lifts a 22 year ban on travel to China
1972 In the Vietnam War the United States loses its first B-52 Stratofortress
1973 The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.
1974 The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
1975 In Madrid, following the death of Spanish dictator General Franco, the monarchy is returned with Juan Carlos being sworn in as King of Spain
1977 First scheduled Concorde passenger service travels from Paris and London to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport
1980 Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak
1986 20 year old American boxer Mike Tyson becomes the youngest ever world heavyweight champion defeating Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas
1987 Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom
1988 In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
1989 In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad, killing him.
1989 Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and the Moon
1989 In US, Eastern Airlines pilots and flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired
1990 George Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia during Thanksgiving
1990 Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister since 1979, announces her resignation
1995 In Britain, Rosemary West is jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering 10 girls and young women
1995 Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
1997 Australian rock star Michael Hutchence, boyfriend of British TV presenter Paula Yates, is found dead in a hotel room in Sydney after apparently hanging himself
1998 Albania constitution adopted by popular referendum
2002 In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.
2003 In Tbilisi, Georgia, opponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president's resignation.
2004 The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections
2005 Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

November 22nd 2005

Merkel becomes German chancellor

Baby milk scare widens in Europe

Hunger kills '6m children a year'

November 22nd 2006

Crowds mourn Lebanon politician

Hostage killed in Nigeria battle

Hopes fade for 15 Polish miners

November 22nd 2007

Iraqi militants attack villages

Steep rise in Europe cocaine use

Airbus fears death by 'weak-dollar

November 22nd 2008

UK militant 'killed in Pakistan'

Family shock at Florida web death

Obama seeks to create 2.5m jobs

November 22nd 2009

Iran exercises at nuclear sites

240 rescued after Indonesia ferry sinks

S. Korean murderer kills himself

November 22nd 2010

Hundreds die in Cambodia crush

Calls mount for Ireland election

Huge rocket launches from Florida

November 22nd 2011

Birthdates which occurred on November 22nd:

1511 Erasmus Reinhold Germany, mathematician (calculated planetary table)
1710 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach composer, son of JS Bach (Sinfonias 64)
1819 George Eliot England, novelist (Silas Marner)
1835 Frank C Armstrong Brig Gen (Cavalry Commander under Forrest)
1856 Heber J Grant Salt Lake City, 7th President of Mormon church
1857 George Gissing English writer (Thyrza, Crown of Life)
1868 John Nance Garner (D) 32nd VP (1933-41)
1869 Andre Gide France, novelist (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947)
1888 Tarzan of the Apes, according to Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel
1890 Charles de Gaulle Lille France, President of France (1958-69)
1898 Wiley Post Grand Plain TX, aviator/parachutist (crashed in Alaska)
1899 Hoagy Carmichael Bloomington IN, actor/songwriter (Stardust)
19-- Mick Cripps rock guitarist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)
19-- Paloma San Basilio Madrid Spain, spanish singer (Evita)
1901 Joaquin Rodrigo Sagunto, Valencia, Spain, composer (Juglares)
1902 Emanuel Feuermann Kolomea Galicia, cellist (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
1904 Roland Winters Boston MA, actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers)
1905 James Burnham philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism)
1906 Lee Patrick NYC, actress (Henrietta-Topper, Maltese Falcon)
1910 Mary Jackson Milford MI, actress (Emily-Waltons)
1912 Doris Duke NYC, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress)
1913 Benjamin Britten Lowestoft Suffolk England, composer (Beggar's Opera)
1918 Claiborne Pell (Sen-D-RI)
1921 Rodney Dangerfield Babylon NY, comedian (Caddyshack, Back to School)
1922 Fikret Dzhamil Amirov Kirovabad Russia, Azerbaijani composer (Shur)
1924 Geraldine Page Kirksville Mo (Interiors, Trip to Bountiful)
1925 Gunther Schuller NYC, hornist/composer (Visitation)
1928 Juno Stover-Irwin US, diver (Olympic-silver-1956)
1928 Pat Smythe England, equestrian jumper (Olympic-bronze-1956)
1930 Owen K Garriott Enid, Oklahoma, astronaut (Skylab 3, STS-9)
1932 Robert Vaughn NYC, actor (Napoleon Solo-Man from UNCLE, I Spy)
1935 Ludmila Belousova Protopopov USSR, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)
1935 Michael Callan Philadelphia PA, actor (Peter-Occasional Wife)
1939 Allen Garfield Newark NJ, actor (Candidate, Beverly Hills Cop II)
1940 Terry Gilliam Minneapolis, comedy writer-animator (Monty Python)
1941 Tom Conti Scotland, actor (Reuben, Reuben)
1942 Guion S Bluford Jr Philadelphia PA, Col USAF/astr (STS 8, STS 61A, STS 39)
1943 Billie Jean King Cal, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1968, 72, 73, 75)
1950 Greg Luzinski baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
1950 Little Steven rocker (Springsteen-Born to Run)
1950 Tina Weymouth rocker (Talking Heads-& She Was)
1957 Sharon Bailey rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
1958 Jamie Lee Curtis Los Angeles CA, actress (Anything But Love, Halloween)
1960 Eg White rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
1961 Mariel Hemingway Ketchum Id, actress (Manhattan, Personal Best)
1964 Stephen Geoffreys Cincinatti OH, actor (Faternity Vacation)
1966 Brian Robbins Brooklyn NY, actor (Eric-Head of the Class)
1966 Nicholas Rowe London England, actor (Young Sherlock Holmes)
1967 Boris Becker West Germany, tennis player (Wimbledon 1985,86,89)
1977 Devin Puett


Deaths which occurred on November 22nd:
1718 Edward "Blackbeard" Teach English pirate, dies off Virginia coast
1825 Ann Bailey pioneer, dies
1871 Oscar J Dunn (Lt Gov-La), dies suddenly, charges he was poisoned
1896 George Washington Gale Ferris inventor (Ferris wheel), dies
1943 Lorenz Hart lyricist, dies in NY
1944 Arthur S Eddington dies
1963 Aldous Huxley English novelist. ("Brave New World" )
1963 C.S.Lewis English novelist. ("The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.")
1963 John F Kennedy 35th U.S. President, shot dead in Dallas, Texas
1980 Leonard Barr comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77
1980 Mae West dies at her Hollywood residence at 87
1982 Burton Turkus lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80
1983 Michael Conrad actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 58

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