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On This Day: November 22nd

This is 326th day of the year and 39 days remain in the year.

in history
1497
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.
1718
Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard the pirate, was killed off the east coast of North America.
1842
Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupted. Ash fallout reached as far as 48 mi away.
1906
"S-O-S" was adopted as a distress signal at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin.
1943
President Franklin Roosevelt, British prime minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss measures for defeating Japan.
1963
President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas.
1990
Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation as prime minister of the United Kingdom.
November 22 BirthdaysBillie Jean King1943–, American Tennis Player.
Rodney Dangerfieldcomedian
Mark Ruffaloactor
Scarlett Johanssonactor
Benjamin Brittencomposer
Hoagland Carmichaelsongwriter
George Eliotnovelist
Charles De Gaullegeneral and statesman
Abigail AdamsFirst Lady, writer
Richard Nevillenobleman, called the Kingmaker
Robert Cavelier de La Salleexplorer
Thomas Cooktravel agent
Geraldine Pageactress
Jamie Lee Curtisactress
Boris Beckertennis player
Andrtennis player
Wiley Postaviator



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