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November 22 - Today in History
By Staff
Nov 22, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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0365 - [Felix II] dies, ending his reign as Catholic Pope
0498 - St Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II
0950 - Lotharius, King of Italy (947-50), dies
1221 - Frederik II Hohenstaufen crowned Roman-German Emperor
1247 - Robin Hood, dies (from "A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hood")
1346 - Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements
1497 - Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope
1542 - Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America
1617 - Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17), dies
1675 - English king Charles II adjourns parliament
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
1718 - Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, English pirate, killed off Virginia coast
1794 - Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision and wearing of beards
1809 - Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen
1842 - Mount St Helens in Washington, erupts
1861 - Battle of Ft McRee, Florida
1864 - Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
1864 - Union General O Howard orders plunderers, shot to death
1884 - T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper
1886 - Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
1896 - George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor (Ferris wheel), dies
1899 - -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
1905 - British, Italian, Russ, French and Aust-Hung fleet attack Lesbos
1906 - International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help
1908 - First 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
1917 - NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators and Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands
1918 - Bathe: grand duke Frederik II resigns
1918 - King Albert I's triumphant procession through Brussels
1918 - Marshal J Pilsudski becomes first 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 and 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 - Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death
1924 - England orders Egyptians out of Sudan
1925 - Red Grange signs with Chicago Bears directly out of college
1926 - Imperial Conference ends-giving autonomy inside Brit Commonwealth
1927 - First snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)
1930 - First US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)
1930 - Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit
1932 - Pump patented that computes quantity and price delivered
1934 - "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" first heard on Eddie Cantor's show
1935 - China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, Calif, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on first trans-Pacific airmail flight
1936 - 19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC
1940 - 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis
1941 - British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Atlantis
1941 - NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya
1942 - Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov
1942 - Hitler orders Rommels African corps to fight to last man
1943 - FDR, Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan
1943 - Lebanon declares independence from French administration
1943 - RAF begins air bombing of Berlin
1943 - US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island
1944 - Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen
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 - A's 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 and 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 and Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom and Jerry"
1959 - AFL's first 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 first 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 and Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star
1963 - Aldous L Huxley, English author (Devils of Loudon), dies at 69
1963 - John F Kennedy, 35th President (1961-63), assassinated in Dallas at 46
1963 - Beatles release their 2nd album "With the Beatles" in UK
1963 - President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
1964 - Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as 36th US president
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
1965 - Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes
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 - First interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk and Uhura)
1968 - Beatles release "Beatles," (White Album) their only double album
1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 - Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard U
1972 - Pittsburgh Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07)
1972 - US ends 22 year travel ban to China
1974 - Lake Buena Vista Club opens
1974 - UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty
1975 - Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain
1976 - Algeria Constitution goes into effect
1976 - Comic strip "Cathy," by Cathy Guisewhite, debuts
1977 - Regular Concorde passenger service between NY and Europe begins
1980 - Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87
1980 - Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak
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
1989 - Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World
1989 - Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and 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 and 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 president of Liberia
1991 - NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension
1992 - Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)
1992 - Washington Post reports Oregon Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women
1993 - Bill Bixby, actor (My Favorite Martian), dies from cancer at 59
1995 - Rosemary West, found guilty in England, of killing 10 women
1996 - OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true"
1998 - ITT LPGA Tour Championship


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