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
Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.
Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launch a pacification campaign against native villages, resulting in Dutch control of the middle and south of the island.
War of 1812: 17 Indiana Rangers are killed at the Battle of Wild Cat Creek.
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.
Denver, Colorado is founded.
The Congress of Monastir establishes the Albanian alphabet.
World War II: Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.
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).
Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad, killing him.
Who were born on November 22?
Marie of Guise, Queen consort of James V of Scotland (d. 1560)
Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator (d. 1610)
Máire Drumm, Irish civil rights activist (d. 1976)
Joachim Bißmeier, German actor
Stewart Graeme Guthrie, New Zealand Police officer (d. 1990)
Hugh Millen, American football player
Kennedy Pola, Samoan-born American pro football coach
Ed Ferrara, American pro wrestler and commentator
Quint Kessenich, American lacrosse player and sportscaster
Chris Doran, Irish singer
Who died on November 22?
Felix II, antipope
King Lothair II of Italy
Martin Frobisher, English explorer
John Hanson, American Continental Congressman (b. 1715)
William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
Roderick McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1882)
C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)
Forrest White, American musical instruments industry figure (b. 1920)
Terence Donovan, British photographer and film director (b. 1936)
Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)
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