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11/22/2022 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - November 22

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Today in History in 1963 American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas and VP Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th US president.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1492 - Pinta under Martín Alonso Pinzón separates from Columbus's fleet
  • 1903 - Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged
  • 1906 - International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help
  • 1923 - Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death
  • 1926 - Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
  • 1934 - "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" 1st heard on Eddie Cantor's show
  • 1955 - RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss
  • 1963 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
  • 1963 - Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
  • 1969 - Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University
  • 1984 - Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution
  • 1990 - Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
  • 2005 - Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1819 - George Eliot, [Mary Anne Evans], Nuneaton England, author (Middlemarch, Silas Marner)
  • 1869 - Andre Gide, Paris, France, writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947)
  • 1890 - Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France, President of France (1958-69), (d. 1970)
  • 1912 - Doris Duke, NYC, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress)
  • 1921 - Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], Babylon NY, comedian (Caddyshack)
  • 1924 - Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo (Interiors, Trip to Bountiful)
  • 1932 - Robert Vaughn, NYC, actor (Napolean Solo-Man from UNCLE, I Spy)
  • 1943 - Billie Jean King, Long Beach California, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1968, 72, 73, 75)
  • 1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis, Los Angeles California, actress (Anything But Love, Halloween)
  • 1961 - Mariel Hemingway, Ketchum Id, actress (Personal Best, Civil Wars)
  • 1967 - Boris Becker, Leimen Germany, tennis player (Wimbledon 1985, 86, 89)
  • 1967 - Mark Ruffalo, American actor
  • 1984 - Scarlett Johansson, New York City, New York, American actress (The Prestige)

Famous Weddings

  • 1965 - Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes
  • 1997 - "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (38) weds actress Abigail Cruttenden (29)
  • 1998 - "Titanic" actress Kate Winslet (23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25) at All Saints Church in Reading, England
  • 2003 - Actress Carmen Electra (31) weds rocker Dave Navarro (36) at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California
  • 2003 - Singer Wynonna Judd (39) weds D. R. Roach (39) in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee

Famous Divorces

  • 2011 - Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1718 - Blackbeard, notorious English pirate, dies in battle at 38
  • 1963 - C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64
  • 1963 - John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46
  • 1980 - Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87
  • 1993 - Bill Bixby, US actor (My Favorite Martian, Incredible Hulk), dies from cancer at 59

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