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 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 9, 2023 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 472,392 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.

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 80 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 3,988 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 22 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1869
    In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    The Humane Society of the United States is founded.
  • 1967
    UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history.

Who were born on November 22?

  • 1643
    Robert Cavelier de La Salle, French explorer (d. 1687)
  • 1767
    Andreas Hofer, Austrian innkeeper and politician (d. 1810)
  • 1877
    Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (d. 1919)
  • 1913
    Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, Filipino jurist (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Guion Bluford, American astronaut
  • 1945
    Tom Freston, American television executive
  • 1947
    Paloma San Basilio, Spanish singer
  • 1948
    Radomir Antić, Serbian football manager
  • 1970
    Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketeer
  • 1979
    Chris Doran, Irish singer

Who died on November 22?

  • 1694
    John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1630)
  • 1718
    Blackbeard (Edward Teach), British pirate (b. 1680)
  • 1920
    Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (b. 1884)
  • 1926
    Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)
  • 1986
    William Bradford Huie, American writer (b. 1910)
  • 1996
    María Casares, Spanish-born French actress (b. 1922)
  • 1996
    Mark Lenard, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2001
    Mary Kay Ash, American entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • 2005
    Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (b. 1920)
  • 2006
    Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)

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