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

1675English king Charles II adjourns parliament

1903Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1957Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1990George Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia

1990Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

1991NY 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

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

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

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

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

On This Day In History
Date Event
Nov 22, 498
St Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II 
Nov 22, 845
845 : the first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon. 
Nov 22, 1220
Frederick II crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Rome by Pope Honorius III 
Nov 22, 1346
Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements 
Nov 22, 1492
Pinta under Martín Alonso Pinzón separates from Columbus's fleet 
Nov 22, 1497
Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India 
Nov 22, 1542
Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America 
Nov 22, 1573
The Brazilian city of Niterói is founded. 
Nov 22, 1574
Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile. 
Nov 22, 1675
English king Charles II adjourns parliament 
Nov 22, 1683
Purcell's "Welcome to All the Pleasures" premieres in London 
Nov 22, 1699
Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden 
Nov 22, 1707
Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Friesland 
Nov 22, 1714
King Karel XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden 
Nov 22, 1794
Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision & wearing of beards 
Nov 22, 1809
Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen 
Nov 22, 1830
Charles Grey, (2nd Earl Grey), became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 
Nov 22, 1831
Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris) 
Nov 22, 1842
Mount St Helens in Washington erupts 
Nov 22, 1851
Opera "La Perle Du Brésil" is produced (Paris) 
Nov 22, 1861
Battle of Ft McRee, FL 
Nov 22, 1864
American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties 
Nov 22, 1864
Union General O Howard orders plunderers be shot to death 
Nov 22, 1872
Franz Grillparzer's "Die Judin von Toledo" premieres in Prague 
Nov 22, 1884
T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper 
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