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
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.
War of 1812: 17 Indiana Rangers are killed at the Battle of Wild Cat Creek.
Denver, Colorado is founded.
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)
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.
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.
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her premiership.
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?
Robert Cavelier de La Salle, French explorer (d. 1687)
Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (d. 1919)
Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (d. 1980)
Sir Humphrey Gibbs, Rhodesian politician (d. 1990)
Mary Jackson, American actress (d. 2005)
Roy Thomas, American comic book writer
Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
Hugh Millen, American football player
Joe Nathan, American baseball player
Annika Norlin, Swedish pop singer
Who died on November 22?
Felix II, antipope
King Lothair II of Italy
King Eric V of Denmark (b. 1249)
Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842)
Werner Mölders, German fighter pilot (b. 1915)
Scatman Crothers, American actor (b. 1910)
Paul Vario, American organizied crime figure (b. 1914)
Sterling Holloway, American actor (b. 1905)
Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and recording industry executive (b. 1918)
Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)
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