About November 22

November 22, 2021 is the 326th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 71 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 22

  • 1307
    Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.
  • 1573
    The Brazilian city of Niterói is founded.
  • 1574
    Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1858
    Denver, Colorado is founded.
  • 1869
    In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.
  • 1928
    The premier performance of Ravel’s Boléro takes place in Paris.
  • 1935
    The China Clipper, the first transpacific mail and passenger service, takes off from Alameda, California for its first commercial flight. It reaches its destination, Manila, a week later.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Stalingrad – General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army is surrounded.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.
  • 1975
    Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.
  • 1989
    In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad, killing him.
  • 1990
    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her premiership.
  • 2004
    The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
  • 2005
    Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

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