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Fun and historical facts for November 22nd

Jim Clerkin
November 22, 2017 - 7:57 am
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NOVEMBER 22ND

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CRANBERRY RELISH DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL JUKEBOX DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ABIGAIL ADAMS (1744-1818)
  • TARZAN (1888, 129)
  • CHARLES DE GAULLE (1890-1970)
  • RODNEY DANGERFIELD (1921-2004)
  • BILLIE JEAN KING (1943, 74)
  • LITTLE STEVEN VAN ZANDT (1950, 67)
  • JAMIE LEE CURTIS (1958, 59)
  • BORIS BECKER (1967, 50)
  • MARK RUFFALO (1967, 50)
  • SHAWN FANNING (NAPSTER) (1980, 37)
  • SCARLETT JOHANSSON (1984, 33)
  • OSCAR PISTORIUS (1986, 31)

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1247, ROBIN HOOD DIES ACCORDING TO THE ORIGINAL STORY “A LYTELL GESTE OF ROBYN HOOD”
  • IN 1497, VASCO DE GAMA ROUNDS THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE ON HIS WAY TO BEING THE FIRST EUROPEAN TO REACH INDIA BY SEA
  • IN 1718, BRITISH PIRATE BLACKBEARD DIES IN BATTLE AT 38
  • IN 1906, THE “SOS” IS ADOPTED AS AN INTERNATIONAL DISTRESS SIGNAL
  • IN 1903, FRANKLIN AND ELANOR ROOSEVELT GET ENGAGED
  • IN 1930, ELIJAH MUHAMMAD FORMS THE NATION OF ISLAM IN DETROIT
  • IN 1934, EDDIE CANTOR PLAYS “SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN”
  • IN 1942, ADOLF HITLER ORDERS ROMMEL TO KEEP HIS AFRICAN TROOPS FIGHTING UNTIL EVERY LAST ONE IS DEAD
  • IN 1943, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND WINSTON CHURCHILL MEET WITH CHINESE LEADER CHIANG KAI-SHEK TO DISCUSS WAYS TO DEFEAT JAPAN
  • IN 1943, THE BRITISH ROYAL AIR FORCE BEGINS AIR RAIDS ON BERLIN
  • IN 1954, THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE US IS FORMED
  • IN 1995, SHEMP HOWARD OF THE THREE STOOGES DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 60
  • IN 1959, THE BOSTON PATRIOTS ENTER THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
  • IN 1963, PRESIDENT KENNEDY IS SHOT AND KILLED IN DALLAS BY LEE HARVEY OSWALD. LYNDON JOHNSON IS IMMEDIATELY SWORN IN AS THE 36TH PRESIDENT OF THE US
  • IN 1965, MUHAMMAD ALI DEFEATS FLOYD PATTERSON IN A 12 ROUND TKO
  • IN 1967, THE BBC UNOFFICIALLY BANS THE SONG “I AM THE WALRUS” BY THE BEATLES
  • IN 1967, THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL PASSES A RESOLUTION CALLING ON ISRAEL TO GIVE BACK OCCUPIED LANDS
  • IN 1968, STAR TREK’S CAPTAIN KIRK AND LT. UHURA SHARE THE FIRST EVER INTERRACIAL KISS ON TELEVISION
  • IN 1968, THE BEATLES RELEASE THE WHITE ALBUM
  • IN 1972, THE US LIFTS A TRAVEL BAN ON CHINA AFTER 22 YEARS
  • IN 1976, “CATHY” DEBUTS IN THE COMICS
  • IN 1977, THREE NODES ON THE ARPANET ARE CONNECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WHAT WILL EVENTUALLY COME TO BE KNOWN AS “THE INTERNET”
  • IN 1984, MR. ROGERS’ CARDIGAN SWEATER IS ADDED TO THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM
  • IN 1986, MIKE TYSON BECOMES THE YOUNGEST EVER BOXING CHAMPION AT 20
  • IN 1989, THE EASTERN AIRLINES STRIKE ENDS WITH MOST EMPLOYEES NOT BEING RE-HIRED
  • IN 1990, PRESIDENT BUSH TRAVELS TO SAUDI ARABIA TO GREET AMERICAN TROOPS
  • IN 1990, MARGARET THATCHER RESIGNS AS PRIME MINISTER OF ENGLAND
  • IN 1992, THE WASHINGTON POST BREAKS A STORY ON SENATOR BOB PACKWOOD SEXUALLY HARASSING 10 DIFFERENT WOMEN
  • IN 1995, JOHN LASSETER’S “TOY STORY”, PIXAR’S FIRST FEATURE FILM, OPENS
  • IN 1996, OJ SIMPSON TAKES THE STAND IN HIS MURDER TRIAL
  • In 1997, INXS SINGER MICHAEL HUTCHENCE IS FOUND DEAD AFTER COMMITTING SUICIDE AT 37
  • IN 1999, THE COAST GUARD DISCOVERS ELIAN GONZALEZ AND HIS MOTHER OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA
  • IN 1999, TOBY KEITH RELEASES “HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?”
  • IN 2003, REBELS TAKE THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING IN GEORGIA DEMANDING THE PRESIDENT’S RESIGNATION
  • IN 2004, ANGER OVER PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS LEADS TO THE BEGINNING OF THE ORANGE REVOLUTION IN THE UKRAINE
  • IN 2005, ANGELA MERKEL BECOMES THE CHANCELLOR OF GERMANY
  • IN 2016, FLORENCE HENDERSON DIES AT 82
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