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 326th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 9, 2022 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 463,632 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 ‘trihectaicosahexagon’ 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 61 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 3,623 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 22 Historical Events

  • 1574
    Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: 17 Indiana Rangers are killed at the Battle of Wild Cat Creek.
  • 1928
    The premier performance of Ravel’s Boléro takes place in Paris.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Stalingrad – General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army is surrounded.
  • 1943
    Lebanon gains independence from France.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
  • 1975
    Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.
  • 1987
    Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.

Who were born on November 22?

  • 1643
    Robert Cavelier de La Salle, French explorer (d. 1687)
  • 1698
    Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor (d. 1778)
  • 1900
    Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (d. 1980)
  • 1950
    Steven Van Zandt, American musician
  • 1959
    Eddie Frierson, American voice actor and stage actor
  • 1962
    Victor Pelevin, Russian writer
  • 1969
    Marjane Satrapi, Iranian graphic novelist
  • 1970
    Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketeer
  • 1973
    Chad Trujillo, American astronomer
  • 1976
    Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer

Who died on November 22?

  • 1617
    Ahmed I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1590)
  • 1783
    John Hanson, American Continental Congressman (b. 1715)
  • 1875
    Henry Wilson, American politician (b. 1812)
  • 1946
    Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist (b. 1889)
  • 1963
    Wilhelm Beiglböck, Austrian physician (b. 1905)
  • 1980
    Jules Léger, Canadian politician (b. 1913)
  • 1998
    Stu Ungar, American poker player (b. 1953)
  • 2000
    Christian Marquand, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2001
    Mary Kay Ash, American entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • 2010
    Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)

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