About November 22

November 22, 2024 is the 327th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Scorpio is the sun 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 68 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 22

  • 498
    After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected Pope in Santa Maria Maggiore.
  • 1574
    Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
  • 1718
    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.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: 17 Indiana Rangers are killed at the Battle of Wild Cat Creek.
  • 1858
    Denver, Colorado is founded.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Sherman’s March to the Sea: Confederate General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union General William T. Sherman from Georgia.
  • 1940
    World War II: Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Stalingrad – General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army is surrounded.
  • 1943
    Lebanon gains independence from France.
  • 1943
    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)
  • 1954
    The Humane Society of the United States is founded.
  • 1963
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
  • 1986
    Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history.
  • 1988
    In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
  • 1995
    Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
  • 2005
    Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

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