About November 22

November 22, 2020 is the 327th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 82 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
  • 1988
    In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
  • 1989
    In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad, killing him.
  • 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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