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November 22 Birthdays

Billie Jean King
1943–, American Tennis Player.

Richard Neville
nobleman, called the Kingmaker (1428)

Robert Cavelier de La Salle
explorer (1643)

Abigail Adams
First Lady, writer (1744)

Thomas Cook
travel agent (1808)

George Eliot
novelist (1819)

André Gide
writer (1869)

Charles De Gaulle
general and statesman (1890)

Wiley Post
aviator (1899)

Hoagland Carmichael
songwriter (1899)

Benjamin Britten
composer (1913)

Rodney Dangerfield
comedian (1921)

Geraldine Page
actress (1924)

Jamie Lee Curtis
actress (1958)

Mark Ruffalo
actor (1967)

Boris Becker
tennis player (1967)

Scarlett Johansson
actor (1984)

November 22 in History


Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama became the first navigator to sail around the Cape of Good Hope in his search for a sea route to India.


Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard the pirate, was killed off the east coast of North America.


Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupted. Ash fallout reached as far as 48 mi away.


"S-O-S" was adopted as a distress signal at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin.


President Franklin Roosevelt, British prime minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss measures for defeating Japan.


President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas.


Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation as prime minister of the United Kingdom.

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