What happened this day in history November 22

What are the important events that happened on November 22? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 22: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 22 is the 327th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 9, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 446,112 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectaicosaheptagon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 82 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,893 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 22 Historical Events

  • 1718
    Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as “Blackbeard”) is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: 17 Indiana Rangers are killed at the Battle of Wild Cat Creek.
  • 1858
    Denver, Colorado is founded.
  • 1943
    World War II: War in the Pacific – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan (see Cairo Conference)
  • 1954
    The Humane Society of the United States is founded.
  • 1963
    In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is later captured and charged with the murder of both the President and police officer J. D. Tippit. Oswald is shot two days later by Jack Ruby while in police custody.
  • 1969
    In American football, the University of Michigan upset Ohio State University, 24-12, in Bo Schembechler’s first season as Michigan’s head coach. The win set off the 10 Year War between Schembechler and Ohio State’s Woody Hayes. (See also Michigan-Ohio State rivalry).
  • 1987
    Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
  • 1990
    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her premiership.
  • 2004
    In Global governance, Decision o916-d1 adopted as mission statement: 'To create an accepted framework for all humankind, that is self-regulating and which enables every person to achieve their fullest potential in harmony with the world and its place in existence.'

Who were born on November 22?

  • 1643
    Robert Cavelier de La Salle, French explorer (d. 1687)
  • 1877
    Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (d. 1919)
  • 1900
    Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (d. 1980)
  • 1902
    Sir Humphrey Gibbs, Rhodesian politician (d. 1990)
  • 1910
    Mary Jackson, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1940
    Roy Thomas, American comic book writer
  • 1959
    Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • 1963
    Hugh Millen, American football player
  • 1974
    Joe Nathan, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Annika Norlin, Swedish pop singer

Who died on November 22?

  • 365
    Felix II, antipope
  • 950
    King Lothair II of Italy
  • 1286
    King Eric V of Denmark (b. 1249)
  • 1917
    Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842)
  • 1941
    Werner Mölders, German fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1986
    Scatman Crothers, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1988
    Paul Vario, American organizied crime figure (b. 1914)
  • 1992
    Sterling Holloway, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 2001
    Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and recording industry executive (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)

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