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, 26,766,720 minutes 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

  • 1307
    Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.
  • 1635
    Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launch a pacification campaign against native villages, resulting in Dutch control of the middle and south of the island.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: 17 Indiana Rangers are killed at the Battle of Wild Cat Creek.
  • 1837
    Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie calls for a rebellion against the United Kingdom in his essay “To the People of Upper Canada”, published in his newspaper The Constitution.
  • 1858
    Denver, Colorado is founded.
  • 1908
    The Congress of Monastir establishes the Albanian alphabet.
  • 1940
    World War II: Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad, killing him.

Who were born on November 22?

  • 1515
    Marie of Guise, Queen consort of James V of Scotland (d. 1560)
  • 1564
    Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator (d. 1610)
  • 1919
    Máire Drumm, Irish civil rights activist (d. 1976)
  • 1936
    Joachim Bißmeier, German actor
  • 1948
    Stewart Graeme Guthrie, New Zealand Police officer (d. 1990)
  • 1963
    Hugh Millen, American football player
  • 1963
    Kennedy Pola, Samoan-born American pro football coach
  • 1966
    Ed Ferrara, American pro wrestler and commentator
  • 1967
    Quint Kessenich, American lacrosse player and sportscaster
  • 1979
    Chris Doran, Irish singer

Who died on November 22?

  • 365
    Felix II, antipope
  • 950
    King Lothair II of Italy
  • 1594
    Martin Frobisher, English explorer
  • 1783
    John Hanson, American Continental Congressman (b. 1715)
  • 1886
    William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
  • 1954
    Roderick McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1882)
  • 1989
    C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)
  • 1994
    Forrest White, American musical instruments industry figure (b. 1920)
  • 1996
    Terence Donovan, British photographer and film director (b. 1936)
  • 2006
    Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)

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