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
Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
War of 1812: 17 Indiana Rangers are killed at the Battle of Wild Cat Creek.
The premier performance of Ravel’s Boléro takes place in Paris.
World War II: Battle of Stalingrad – General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army is surrounded.
Lebanon gains independence from France.
The Humane Society of the United States is founded.
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.
The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.
Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
Who were born on November 22?
Robert Cavelier de La Salle, French explorer (d. 1687)
Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor (d. 1778)
Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (d. 1980)
Steven Van Zandt, American musician
Eddie Frierson, American voice actor and stage actor
Victor Pelevin, Russian writer
Marjane Satrapi, Iranian graphic novelist
Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketeer
Chad Trujillo, American astronomer
Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer
Who died on November 22?
Ahmed I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1590)
John Hanson, American Continental Congressman (b. 1715)
Henry Wilson, American politician (b. 1812)
Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist (b. 1889)
Wilhelm Beiglböck, Austrian physician (b. 1905)
Jules Léger, Canadian politician (b. 1913)
Stu Ungar, American poker player (b. 1953)
Christian Marquand, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
Mary Kay Ash, American entrepreneur (b. 1915)
Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)
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