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1963Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

1923Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death

1991NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension

1492Pinta under Martín Alonso Pinzón separates from Columbus's fleet

1675English king Charles II adjourns parliament

200532nd American Music Award: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win

1943FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan

1986Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

1927Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC

200936th American Music Award: Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win

1965Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1957Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

1955RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss

1929Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG

1961St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws

1996OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true"

1991"Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released

2008Patrick Roy's #33 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

193619th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC

1956Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games

1942Hitler orders Rommel's Africa Korps to fight to last man

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

1963American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

1939Bugsy Siegel, Whitey Krakower, Frankie Carbo and Albert Tannenbaum kill Harry "Big Greenie" Greenberg outside his apartment after Greenberg had threatened to become a police informant

1961Producers Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star

1903Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged

1990Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

1957Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP

1984Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution

1990George Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia

November 22nd Historical Events
Date Event
498
St Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II 
845
845 : the first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon. 
1220
Frederick II crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Rome by Pope Honorius III 
1346
Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements 
1492
Pinta under Martín Alonso Pinzón separates from Columbus's fleet 
1497
Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India 
1542
Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America 
1573
The Brazilian city of Niterói is founded. 
1574
Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile. 
1675
English king Charles II adjourns parliament 
1683
Purcell's "Welcome to All the Pleasures" premieres in London 
1699
Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden 
1707
Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Friesland 
1714
King Karel XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden 
1794
Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision & wearing of beards 
1809
Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen 
1830
Charles Grey, (2nd Earl Grey), became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 
1831
Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris) 
1842
Mount St Helens in Washington erupts 
1851
Opera "La Perle Du Brésil" is produced (Paris) 
1861
Battle of Ft McRee, FL 
1864
American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties 
1864
Union General O Howard orders plunderers be shot to death 
1872
Franz Grillparzer's "Die Judin von Toledo" premieres in Prague 
1884
T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper 
1886
Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia 
1898
Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome) 
1899
-23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army) 
1900
Paul Kruger, exiled President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, is given a popular welcome when he lands at Marseilles, France 
1903
Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged 
1905
British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos 
1906
International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help 
1906
Peter Stolypin, Prime Minister of Russia, introduces agrarian reforms allowing peasants to withdraw from the communes and take their share of land for private ownership 
1908
1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0 
1910
Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs 
1914
Ypres, Belgium, burned by German bombing 
1914
Indian troops take Basra in Mesopotamia 
1917
NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands 
1918
Grand Duke Frederik II, the last Grand Duke of Baden, resigns 
1918
King Albert I's triumphant procession through Brussels 
1918
Marshal J Pilsudski becomes 1st president (dictator) of Poland 
1918
Polish forces attack Jewish community of Lemberg (Lvov) 
1919
15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam 
1919
Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week 
1922
British Labour party selects Ramsay MacDonald as leader 
1922
Library Ave in Bronx named 
1922
Wilhelm Cuno forms new German government 
1923
Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death 
1924
Britain orders Egyptians out of Sudan 
1926
Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth 
1927
1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc) 
1927
George Gershwin's "Funny Face" premieres in NYC 
1927
Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC 
1928
"Bolero" by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly (Paris) 
1929
Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG 
1930
1st Irish Sweepstake run 
1930
1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0) 
1930
Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit 
1931
Ferde Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite" premieres 
1932
Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered 
1934
"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" 1st heard on Eddie Cantor's show 
1935
China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight 
1936
19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC 
1939
Bugsy Siegel, Whitey Krakower, Frankie Carbo and Albert Tannenbaum kill Harry "Big Greenie" Greenberg outside his apartment after Greenberg had threatened to become a police informant 
1940
500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis 
1941
British cruiser Devonshire sinks German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis 
1941
NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya 
1942
Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov 
1942
Hitler orders Rommel's Africa Korps to fight to last man 
1943
FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan 
1943
France officially recognises the independence of Lebanon, releasing the imprison Lebanese government 
1943
RAF begins air bombing of Berlin 
1943
US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island 
1944
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen 
1945
"Day before Spring" opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances 
1945
Jim Benton, Cleveland end, gains 303 yards (NFL record) 
1950
7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18 
1950
79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY 
1952
As' Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year 
1954
Humane Society forms 
1955
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1955
RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss 
1956
16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne 
1956
Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games 
1957
Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP 
1957
Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY 
1957
Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry" 
1959
AFL's 1st draft - NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame 
1959
Boston Patriots enters AFL 
1960
French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons 
1961
Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues 
1961
St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws 
1961
Producers Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star 
1963
The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK 
1963
Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 
1963
American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas 
1964
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational 
1964
WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1965
"Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC for 2329 perfs 
1965
Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
1966
32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB) 
1967
BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles 
1967
Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York 
1967
UN Sec council passes resolut 242-Israel must give back occupied land 
1967
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1968
1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura) 
1968
Beatles release "Beatles" (White Album), their only double album 
1968
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1968
Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement 
1969
Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University 
1971
"Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances 
1971
A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Lurgan, County Armagh 
1972
Belgium government of Eyskens resigns 
1972
Flyers start Islanders on 15 game winless streak 
1972
Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07) 
1972
US ends 22 year travel ban to China 
1973
The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded. 
1974
Lake Buena Vista Club opens 
1974
Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge & Viv Richards, at Bangalore 
1974
UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty 
1975
Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain 
1975
Drummuckavall Ambush: 3 British Army soldiers are killed and one captured when the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a watchtower in South Armagh, North Ireland 
1976
Algeria Constitution goes into effect 
1976
Comic strip "Cathy" by Cathy Guisewhite debuts 
1977
Regular Concorde passenger service between NY & Europe begins 
1977
First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet. 
1980
Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak 
1981
"Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 48 performances 
1981
69th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23 
1981
Browns' QB Brian Sipe sets club record by being intercepted 6 times 
1981
SD Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21) 
1981
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1982
Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas 
1984
Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution 
1985
Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-C 
1985
Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens 
1985
PNP/MAN win Antilian parliamentary election 
1986
Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title 
1986
Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals 
1987
Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0 
1987
Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom. 
1989
Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World 
1989
Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn & Moon 
1989
Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract 
1989
US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit 
1989
Eastern Airlines pilots & flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired 
1990
George Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia 
1990
Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister 
1990
Prof Amos Sawyer installed as interim pres of Liberia 
1991
NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension 
1991
"Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released 
1992
Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec) 
1992
Wash Post reports Ore Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women 
1993
"Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers NYC for 320 perf 
1995
Rosemary West found guilty in England of killing 10 women 
1995
Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery. 
1995
OPEC states that it will roll over its current oil production quota of 25.42 million barrels per day 
1996
OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true" 
1998
86th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24 
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. 
2005
32nd American Music Award: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win 
2008
YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live. 
2008
Patrick Roy's #33 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens 
2009
36th American Music Award: Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win 
2009
President Hugo Chavez states that Venezuela is in recession as the economy contracted 4.5% in the third quarter 
2012
2 people are killed and 120 injured after a 100-vehicle pile-up in dense fog in Texas 
2012
6 attacks across Pakistan kill 37 people and injure 92 
2013
Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen defeats  Viswanathan Anand to win the 2013 World Chess Championship 
2016
At Least 6 Children Die in School Bus Crash in Chattanooga 
2016
Quake Off Fukushima, Japan, Triggers Tsunami Alerts 
2016
Pope Francis allows priests to forgive abortion 
2016
ISIS Used Chemical Arms at Least 52 Times in Syria and Iraq, Report Says 
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