November 22 Events in History - November 22 Birthdays - November 22 Deaths
2014 An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Nagano, Japan; no deaths were reported, but dozens of people were injured or trapped in their homes, and over 80 people evacuated to a shelter
2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin says that he will step down when he has reached constitutional term limits; Putin has served as either president or prime minister continually since the year 2000 and may run for a final presidential term in 2018
2013 The U.S. commemorates day of John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas
2013 According to files published in 'NRC Handelsblad', the U.S. has conducted surveillance on the Netherlands since 1946
2012 A dense fog near Beaumont, Texas, causes a a 100-vehicle pileup , leaving 120 people injured and 2 killed; the incident forced the Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas to close in both directions
2012 Russia lifts a ban imposed in 1996 on the import of British beef and lamb; the ban, imposed when Britain suffered from mad cow disease (BSE) had been lifted worldwide in 2006
2011 Scientists in New Britain discover the first orchid known to flower at night, Bulbophyllum nocturnum, over the cost of Papua New Guinea
2011 Lynn Margulis, an American evolutionary biologist, dies at age 73
2010 Germany holds its first pirate trial in 400 years, placing ten Somalia’s on trial for attacking a German ship
2010 A stampede occurs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, during the Khmer Water Festival celebrations, killing at least 339 people
2005 XBox 360 video game is released by Microsoft
2005 Ted Koppel's last show as host of Nightline
1998 ITT LPGA Tour Championship
1996 O. J. Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true"
1995 Rosemary West, found guilty in England, of killing 10 women
1993 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers New York City for 320 perf
1992 Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)
1992 Washington Post reports Ore Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women
1991 New York Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension
1990 George Bush visits U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia
1990 Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
1990 Dr. Amos Sawyer installed as interim President of Liberia
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 U.S. 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
1987 Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
1986 Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title
1986 Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals
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
1984 Fred Rogers of PBS' "Mr Rogers? Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution
1982 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas
1981 "Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater New York City after 48 performances
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 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.
1980 Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak
1977 Regular Concorde passenger service between New York and Europe begins
1976 Algeria Constitution goes into effect
1976 Comic strip "Cathy," by Cathy Guisewhite, debuts
1975 Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain
1974 Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards, at Bangalore
1974 U.N. General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty
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
1971 "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 144 performances
1969 Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard
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
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.
1966 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (quarterback)
1965 "Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Washington Square Theater New York City for 2329 performances
1965 Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes
1965 Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
1964 WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 Beatles release their 2nd album "With the Beatles" in UK
1963 Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as 36th U.S. president
1963 John F. Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas
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 and Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star
1960 French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons
1959 AFL's 1st draft - New York Titans choice George Izo, quarterback, Notre Dame
1959 Boston Patriots enters AFL
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"
1956 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne
1956 Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games
1955 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
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
1954 Humane Society forms
1952 A's Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year
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
1945 "Day before Spring" opens at National Theater New York City for 167 performances
1945 Jim Benton, Cleveland end, gains 303 yards (NFL record)
1944 Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen
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
1942 General-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov
1942 Hitler orders Rommels African corps to fight to last man
1941 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Atlantis
1941 New Zealand troops conquer Ft. Capuzzo Libya
1940 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis
1936 19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC
1935 China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
1934 "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" 1st heard on Eddie Cantor's show
1932 Pump patented that computes quantity and price delivered
1931 Ferde Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite," premieres
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
1929 Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG
1928 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel, 1st performed publicly (Paris)
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
1926 Imperial Conference ends-giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
1925 Red Grange signs with Chicago Bears directly out of college
1924 England orders Egyptians out of Sudan
1923 Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death
1922 British Labour party selects Ramsay MacDonald as leader
1922 Library Ave in Bronx named
1922 Wilhelm Cuno forms new German government
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
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)
1917 NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators and Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands
1914 Ypres Belgium burned by German bombing
1910 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
1908 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
1906 International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help
1905 British, Italian, Russisan, French and Austria-Hungary fleet attack Lesbos
1899 Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
1898 Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)
1886 Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
1884 T Thomas Fortune starts New York Freeman (New York Age) newspaper
1872 Franz Grillparzer's "Die Judin von Toledo," premieres in Prague
1864 Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
1864 Union General O Howard orders plunderers, shot to death
1861 Battle of Ft. McRee, FL
1851 Opera "La Perle Du Bresil" is produced (Paris)
1842 Mount St. Helens in Washington, erupts
1831 Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)
1809 Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen
1794 Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision and wearing of beards
1714 King Karel XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden
1707 Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Friesland
1699 Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden
1683 Purcells "Welcome to All the Pleasures," premieres in London
1675 English king Charles II adjourns parliament
1542 Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America
1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope
1346 Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements
1221 Frederik II Hohenstaufen crowned Roman-German Emperor
498 St. Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II
365 [Felix II] ends his reign as Catholic Pope