This Day in History for 22nd November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 167

498 - St Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II
845 - 845 : the first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.
1221 - Frederik II Hohenstaufen crowned Roman-German Emperor
1346 - Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements
1492 - Pinta under Martín Alonso Pinzón separates from Columbus's fleet
1497 - Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India
1542 - Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America
1573 - The Brazilian city of Niterói is founded.
1574 - Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1675 - English king Charles II adjourns parliament
1683 - Purcell's "Welcome to All the Pleasures" premieres in London
1699 - Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden
1707 - Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Friesland
1714 - King Karel XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden
1794 - Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision & wearing of beards
1809 - Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen
1830 - Charles Grey, (2nd Earl Grey), became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1831 - Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)
1842 - Mount St Helens in Washington erupts
1851 - Opera "La Perle Du Brésil" is produced (Paris)
1861 - Battle of Ft McRee, FL
1864 - American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
1864 - Union General O Howard orders plunderers be shot to death
1872 - Franz Grillparzer's "Die Judin von Toledo" premieres in Prague
1884 - T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper
1886 - Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
1898 - Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)
1899 - -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
1900 - Paul Kruger, exiled President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, is given a popular welcome when he lands at Marseilles, France
US First Lady Eleanor RooseveltUS First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt 1903 - Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged
1905 - British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos
1906 - International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help
1906 - Peter Stolypin, Prime Minister of Russia, introduces agrarian reforms allowing peasants to withdraw from the communes and take their share of land for private ownership
1908 - 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
1910 - Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
1914 - Ypres, Belgium, burned by German bombing
1914 - Indian troops take Basra in Mesopotamia
1917 - NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands
1918 - Grand Duke Frederik II, the last Grand Duke of Baden, resigns
1918 - King Albert I's triumphant procession through Brussels
1918 - Marshal J Pilsudski becomes 1st president (dictator) of Poland
1918 - Polish forces attack Jewish community of Lemberg (Lvov)
1919 - 15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam
1919 - Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week
1922 - British Labour party selects Ramsay MacDonald as leader
1922 - Library Ave in Bronx named
1922 - Wilhelm Cuno forms new German government
30th US President Calvin Coolidge30th US President Calvin Coolidge 1923 - Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death
1924 - Britain orders Egyptians out of Sudan
1926 - Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
1927 - 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)
1927 - George Gershwin's "Funny Face," premieres in NYC
1927 - Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC
1928 - "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel, 1st performed publicly (Paris)
1929 - Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG
1930 - 1st Irish Sweepstake run
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1930 - 1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)
1930 - Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit
1931 - Ferde Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite," premieres
1932 - Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered
1934 - "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" 1st heard on Eddie Cantor's show
1935 - China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
1936 - 19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC
1940 - 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny ShuteGolfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute 1941 - British cruiser Devonshire sinks German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis
1941 - NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya
1942 - Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov
1942 - Hitler orders Rommel's Africa Korps to fight to last man
1943 - FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan
1943 - France officially recognises the independence of Lebanon, releasing the imprison Lebanese government
1943 - RAF begins air bombing of Berlin
1943 - US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island
1944 - Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1945 - "Day before Spring" opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances
1945 - Jim Benton, Cleveland end, gains 303 yards (NFL record)
1950 - 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
1950 - 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY
1952 - As' Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year
1954 - Humane Society forms
1955 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1955 - RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss
1956 - 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne
NBA Guard Bill SharmanNBA Guard Bill Sharman 1956 - Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games
1957 - Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP
1957 - Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY
1957 - Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry"
1959 - AFL's 1st draft - NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame
1959 - Boston Patriots enters AFL
1960 - French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons
1961 - Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues
NBA Forward Bob PettitNBA Forward Bob Pettit 1961 - St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws
1961 - Producers Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star
1963 - The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK
1963 - Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
1963 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1964 - WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 - "Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC for 2329 perfs
1965 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 - 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 236

1458 - Jacob Obrecht, Dutch composer (d. 1505)
1511 - Erasmus Reinhold, Germany, mathematician (calculated planetary table)
1515 - Marie Guise, French wife of king James V of Scotland
1535 - John, the Old, earl of Nassau/tribal father Neth royal family
1564 - Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator (d. 1610)
1579 - Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, Dutch lawyer/pastor/lyricist
1602 - Elisabeth of Bourbon, Queen of Philip IV of Spain (d. 1644)
1606 - Pieter II de Jode, Flemish engraver/publisher
1635 - Francis Willughby, English biologist (d. 1672)
1643 - René R Cavelier sieur de La Salle, French explorer
1690 - Francois Collin de Blamont, composer
1698 - Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor (d. 1778)
1709 - Frantisek Benda, composer
1710 - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach (Sinfonias 64)
1721 - Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-born Canadian statesman (d. 1824)
1722 - Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet (d. 1794)
1767 - Andreas Hofer, Tirol nationalist
1771 - Paul R Cantzlaar, gov of Saba/St-Eustatius/Curacao/Dutch-West Indies
1780 - Conradin Kreutzer, composer
1780 - Jose Cecilio del Valle, Honduran Politician (d. 1834)
1805 - Benjamin Hugur, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1877
1808 - Thomas Cook, founder (Cook travel bureau)
1814 - Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (d. 1893)
1818 - Samuel Gibbs French, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1910
1819 - George Eliot, [Mary Anne Evans], Nuneaton England, author (Middlemarch, Silas Marner)
1823 - Nathan Kimball, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1898
1832 - George Henry Chapman, Bvt Maj Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1882
1835 - Frank Crawford Armstrong, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1838 - Jose Augusto da Ferreira Veiga, Viscount d' Arneiro, composer
1842 - Anna S Barbiers, actress (Uncle Tom)
1849 - Friedrich von Bernhardi, German historian (Germany & the Next War)
1849 - Christian Rohlfs, German artist (d. 1938)
1852 - Paul H B d'Estornelles de Constant, French diplomat/pacifist
1856 - Heber J Grant, Salt Lake City, 7th pres of Mormon church
1857 - George Gissing, English author (Thyrza, Crown of Life)
1868 - John Nance Garner, (D) 32nd VP (1933-41)
Writer André GideWriter André Gide (1869) 1869 - Andre Gide, Paris, France, writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947)
1870 - Howard Brockway, composer
1873 - Johnny Tyldesley, cricketer (brother of Ernest, 31 Tests for England)
1873 - Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India)
1875 - Elizabeth Patterson, Savannah TN, actress (Climax, Tall Story)
1875 - Georges Rency, Belgian poet
1877 - Joan Gamper, Swiss-born businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (d. 1930)
1884 - Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani biographer of Muhammad (d. 1953)
1888 - Tarzan, of the Apes, according to Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel
French President Charles de GaulleFrench President Charles de Gaulle (1890) 1890 - Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France, President of France (1958-69), (d. 1970)
1891 - Bengt Axel von Torne, composer
1891 - Edward Bernays, PR expert
1891 - Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Theory of Money & Capital)
1893 - M Kaganovitsj Kogan, people's commissioner for Stalin
1893 - Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (d. 1969)
1896 - Mario La Broca, composer
1896 - Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [OS]
1897 - Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (d. 1989)
1898 - Wiley Post, Grand Plain Tx, aviator/parachutist (crashed in Alaska)
1899 - Hoagy Carmichael, Bloomington Ind, actor/songwriter (Stardust)
1900 - Hugo Godron, composer
1900 - Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (d. 1980)
1901 - Joaquin Rodrigo, Sagunto Spain, composer
1902 - Emanuel Feuermann, Kolomea Galicia, cellist (Chicago Symph Orch)
1902 - Sir Humphrey Gibbs, Rhodesian politician (d. 1990)
1902 - Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1990)
1903 - Herbert Sally Frankel, economist
1904 - Roland Winters, Boston Mass, actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers)
1905 - James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism)
1906 - Howard Petrie, Beverly MA, actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter)
1906 - Lee Patrick, NYC, actress (Henrietta-Topper, Maltese Falcon)
1907 - Bernard Naylor, composer
1907 - Dick Bartell, baseball player
1907 - Dora Maar, Tours France, French painter and photographer and lover of Picasso
1908 - Michael Balfour, historian
1909 - Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop of Haarlem Netherlands (1966-83)
1909 - Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)
1912 - Doris Duke, NYC, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress)
1912 - Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist
1913 - Benjamin Britten, Lowestoft Suffolk England, composer (Beggar's Opera)
1913 - Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (d. 2006)
1914 - Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero courtier writer
1917 - Jean-Etienne Marie, composer
1917 - Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Paris France, Mexican surrealist painter
1918 - Claiborne Pell, (Sen-D-RI, 1961- )
1919 - Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist
1920 - Anne Crawford, British film actor (d. 1956)
Comedian and Actor Rodney DangerfieldComedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield (1921) 1921 - Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], Babylon NY, comedian (Caddyshack)
1921 - Brian Cleeve, Irish broadcaster (d. 2003)
1922 - Fikret Dzhamil Amirov, Kirovabad Russia, Azerbaijani composer (Shur)
1923 - Arthur Hiller, director (Love Story)
1923 - Dika Newlin, composer
1924 - Axel Borup-Jorgensen, composer
1924 - Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo (Interiors, Trip to Bountiful)
1925 - Gunther Schuller, NYC, hornist/composer (Visitation)
1926 - Lew Burdette, baseball player
1926 - Zulfiqar Ahmed, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1952-56)
1927 - Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor sax player
1928 - Juno Stover-Irwin, US, diver (Olympic-silver-1956)
1928 - Pat Smythe, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic-bronze-1956)
1928 - Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley (d. 2008)
1929 - Aleksandar Popović, Serbian dramatist (d. 1996)
1930 - John Paul Schiffer
1930 - Owen Kay Garriott, Enid Oklahoma, astronaut (Skylab 3, STS 9)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 6 of 6

Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan (1965) 1965 - Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes
1997 - "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (38) weds actress Abigail Cruttenden (29)
1998 - "Titanic" actress Kate Winslet (23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25) at All Saints Church in Reading, England
2003 - Actress Carmen Electra (31) weds rocker Dave Navarro (36) at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California
2003 - Singer Wynonna Judd (39) weds D. R. Roach (39) in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee
2010 - Radio and TV personality Danny Bonaduce (51) weds his manager Amy Railsback (28) at the Four Seasons on Maui, Hawaii

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2011 - Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 139

365 - Felix II, Italian anti-pope, dies after failing to regain position as Pope from Liberius
950 - Lotharius, King of Italy (947-50), dies
1247 - Robin Hood, dies (from "A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hood")
1286 - Eric V of Denmark, Danish King (b. 1249)
1318 - Mikhail Yaroslavich, Russian prince (b. 1271)
1594 - Martin Frobisher, English vice-admiral/explorer, dies
1617 - Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17), dies
1694 - John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1630)
1697 - Libéral Bruant, French architect (b. 1635)
Pirate BlackbeardPirate Blackbeard (1718) 1718 - Blackbeard, notorious English pirate, dies in battle at 38
1751 - Anton Englert, composer, dies at 77
1758 - Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, British politician (b. 1680)
1773 - Robert Clive, English occupier (India), dies at about 48
1776 - Johann Caspar Simon, composer, dies at 75
1781 - John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57
1782 - John Barueth, vicar/pamphleter, dies
1782 - John de Mol, porcelein manufacturer, dies
1783 - John Hanson, American Continental Congressman (b. 1715)
1794 - John Alsop, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
1799 - Baroness van Dorth, orangist, executed
1803 - Bernardus Bosch, Dutch vicar/patriot, dies at 57
1813 - Johann Gottfried Vierling, composer, dies at 63
1825 - Ann Bailey, pioneer, dies
1826 - Pavel Lambert Masek, composer, dies at 65
1852 - August Alexander Klengel, composer, dies at 69
1859 - Ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75
1871 - Oscar J Dunn, (Lt Gov-La), dies suddenly, charges he was poisoned
1875 - Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)
1886 - William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
1890 - Johanne Luise Heiberg, Danish actress, dies at 77
1893 - James Calder, 5th President of the Pennsylvania State University (b. 1826)
1896 - George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor (Ferris wheel), dies
1896 - Leon Leopold Lewandoski, composer, dies at 65
1900 - Arthur S Sullivan, England, composer (Mikado, Ivanhoe), dies at 58
1902 - Friedrich A Krupp, cannon manufacturer, commits suicide
1902 - Septimus Winner, composer, dies at 75
1904 - Theophile E A de Bock, painter/etcher, dies
1906 - Earnest Josephson, Swedish painter, dies
1916 - Jack London, author, dies at 40
1917 - Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842)
1919 - Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (b. 1852)
1920 - Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (b. 1884)
1924 - Herman Heijermans Jr, author (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies
1926 - Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)
1932 - William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
1936 - Louis F H Apol, painter/etcher/literary, dies at 86
1940 - Waclaw Berent, Polish novelist, dies at 67
1941 - Werner Mölders, German ace fighter pilot (b. 1915)
1943 - Lorenz Hart, lyricist, dies in NY
1943 - Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer, dies at 57
1944 - Arthur Stanley Eddington, dies
1946 - Bertie Rose-Innes, cricketer (South Africa's Test), dies
1946 - Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist (b. 1889)
1953 - Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani religious scholar and biographer of Muhammad (b. 1884)
1954 - Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian UN ambassador, dies at 70
1954 - Moroni Olsen, actor (Possessed), dies at 65
1954 - Roderick McMahon, Professional Wrestling/Boxing Booker (b. 1882)
1955 - Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz, composer, dies at 91
1955 - Shemp Howard, actor (3 Stooges), dies at 60
1956 - Vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies
1956 - Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born choreographer (b. 1882)
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla MalloryTennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory (1959) 1959 - Molla Mallory, eight-time U.S. Open tennis champion, dies at 75
1963 - Aldous Huxley, English author (Devils of Loudon), dies at 69
1963 - Bikram Singh, Indies Lt-General (Kashmir), dies
1963 - C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64
1963 - Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
1963 - Daulet Singh, Indies Lt-General, dies
1963 - John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46
1963 - NKD Nanavati, Indies general-major (WW II), dies
1963 - William R Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy (1963) 1963 - Wilhelm Beiglböck, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
1963 - J. D. Tippit, Dallas Police Officer (b. 1924)
1966 - Moises F da Costa Gomez, premier Dutch Antilles, dies
1967 - Edvin Kallstenius, composer, dies at 86
1967 - Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)
1969 - Acario Cotapos, composer, dies at 80
1971 - Walter Sande, actor (Red Planet Mars), dies of heart attack at 65
1976 - Rupert Davies, actor (Zeppelin, Oblong Box), dies at 59
1977 - Reg Perks, England cricket pace bowler (1938-39), dies
1979 - Anne Vondeling, Male Dutch soc democratic party-minister, dies at 63
1980 - Herbert Wade, cricketer (South African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies
1980 - Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77
Actress Mae WestActress Mae West (1980) 1980 - Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87
1980 - Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)
1981 - Andreina Pagnani, actress (Il Commandante), dies at 74
1981 - Jack Fingleton, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 1189 runs), dies
1982 - Burton Turkus, lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80
1982 - Enny, [Engelina] de Leeuwe, actress (Anatevka), dies at 84
1982 - Max Deutsch, composer, dies at 90
1983 - Michael Conrad, actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 58
1986 - Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, dies at 73
1986 - Robert Sutton Whitney, composer, dies at 82
1986 - Scatman Crothers, actor (Shining, Zapped), dies at 76
1986 - William Bradford Huie, American writer (b. 1910)
1987 - Ted Taylor, rock vocalist, dies
1988 - Erich Fried, writer, dies at 67
1988 - Janet Ertel, crooner, dies
1988 - Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)
1988 - Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)
1989 - Rajindernath, Indian cricketer wicketkeeper (1 Test), dies

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