Tuesday, November 22, 2016

History for November 22

History for November 22 - On-This-Day.com:
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) 1819 - Novelist, journalist, Charles de Gaulle 1890 - President of France, Rodney Dangerfield 1921 - Actor, comedian

Robert Vaughn 1932 - Actor, Billie Jean King 1943 - Tennis player, Jamie Lee Curtis 1958 - Actress

1906 - The International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin adopted the SOS distress signal.

1910 - Arthur F. Knight patented a steel shaft to replace wood shafts in golf clubs.

1928 - In Paris, "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel was first performed publicly.

1943 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss the measures for defeating Japan.

1950 - The lowest scoring game in the NBA was played. The Fort Wayne Pistons (later the Detroit Pistons) defeated the Minneapolis Lakers (later the Los Angeles Lakers) 19-18.
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1963 - U.S. President Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, TX. Texas Governor John B. Connally was also seriously wounded. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson was inaugurated as the 36th U.S. President.

1993 - Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved the North American Free Trade Agreement.

2005 - Angela Merkel was elected as Germany's first female chancellor.

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