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Events and People Who Made History on November 22

4th Century

365 - [Felix II] ends his reign as Catholic Pope

5th Century

498 - St. Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II

13th Century

1221 - Frederik II Hohenstaufen crowned Roman-German Emperor

14th Century

1346 - Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements

15th Century

1497 - Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope

16th Century

1542 - Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America

17th Century

1675 - English king Charles II adjourns parliament
1683 - Purcells "Welcome to All the Pleasures," premieres in London
1699 - Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden

18th Century

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 and wearing of beards

19th Century

1809 - Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen
1831 - Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)
1842 - Mount St. Helens in Washington, erupts
1851 - Opera "La Perle Du Bresil" is produced (Paris)
1861 - Battle of Ft. McRee, FL
1864 - Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
1864 - Union General O Howard orders plunderers, shot to death
1872 - Franz Grillparzer's "Die Judin von Toledo," premieres in Prague
1884 - T Thomas Fortune starts New York Freeman (New York Age) newspaper
1886 - Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
1898 - Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)
1899 - Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)

20th Century

1905 - British, Italian, Russisan, French and Austria-Hungary fleet attack Lesbos
1906 - International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help
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
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 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 U.S. 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 British Commonwealth
1927 - 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)
1927 - George Gershwin's "Funny Face," premieres in New York City
1927 - Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St. New York City
1928 - "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel, 1st performed publicly (Paris)
1929 - Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG
1930 - 1st Irish Sweepstake run
1930 - 1st U.S. 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 and 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
1940 - 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis
1941 - British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Atlantis
1941 - New Zealand troops conquer Ft. Capuzzo Libya
1942 - General-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 - U.S. troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island
1944 - Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen
1945 - "Day before Spring" opens at National Theater New York City 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 - A's Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year
1954 - Humane Society forms
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
1955 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
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 1st draft - New York Titans choice George Izo, quarterback, 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 - Producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star
1961 - St. Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws
1963 - Beatles release their 2nd album "With the Beatles" in UK
1963 - Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as 36th U.S. president
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
1964 - WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 - Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes
1965 - "Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Washington Square Theater New York City for 2329 performances
1965 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 - 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (quarterback)
1967 - BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles
1967 - Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York
1967 - U.N. Sec council passes resolution 242 - Israel must give back occupied land
1967 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1968 - 1st interracial TV kiss, Star Trek-Kirk and Uhura
1968 - Beatles release "Beatles," (White Album) their only double album
1968 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 - Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard
1971 - "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 144 performances
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 - U.S. ends 22 year travel ban to China
1974 - Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards, at Bangalore
1974 - U.N. 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 New York and Europe begins
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' quarterback Brian Sipe sets club record by being intercepted 6 times
1981 - "Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater New York City after 48 performances
1981 - San Diego Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)
1981 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
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 U.S. 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 - Eastern Airlines pilots and flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired
1989 - Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract
1989 - U.S. 63rd manned space mission STS-33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit
1990 - Dr. Amos Sawyer installed as interim President of Liberia
1990 - George Bush visits U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia
1990 - Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
1991 - New York 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 Ore Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women
1993 - "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers New York City for 320 perf
1995 - Rosemary West, found guilty in England, of killing 10 women
1996 - O. J. 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

21st Century

2005 - Ted Koppel's last show as host of Nightline
2005 - XBox 360 video game is released by Microsoft


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