Today in History Today is Monday, November 22, the 326th day of 2021. There are 39 days left inâ¦
Today in history
Today is Monday, November 22, the 326th day of 2021. There are 39 days left in the year.
Today’s highlight in history:
On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot dead during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Governor John B. Connally, in the same car as Kennedy, was seriously injured. Suspected shooter Lee Harvey Oswald has been arrested. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as President.
To this date :
In 1718, the English pirate Edward Teach – better known as “Blackbeard” – was killed in a battle off present-day North Carolina.
In 1906, the distress signal “SOS” was adopted at the International Radiotelegraph Convention in Berlin.
In 1914, the First Battle of Ypres (EE’-pruh) in World War I ended in an Allied victory over Germany.
In 1935, a seaplane, the China Clipper, took off from Alameda, California, carrying more than 100,000 pieces of mail on the first trans-Pacific postal flight.
In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek (chang ky-shehk) met in Cairo to discuss measures to defeat Japan.
In 1967, the UN Security Council approved Resolution 242, which called on Israel to withdraw from the territories it had captured in the previous June, and implicitly called on adversaries to recognize Israel’s right to exist.
In 1977, scheduled passenger service between New York and Europe on the Concorde supersonic began on a trial basis.
In 1990, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, failing to be re-elected to the leadership of the Conservative Party in the first round, announced that she would resign.
In 1995, acting swiftly to strengthen the Balkan peace agreement, the UN Security Council suspended economic sanctions against Serbia and relaxed the arms embargo against the states of the former Yugoslavia.
In 2005, Angela Merkel (AHN’-geh-lah MEHR’-kuhl) took office as Germany’s first female chancellor.
In 2010, thousands trampled during a festival in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, killing some 350 and injuring hundreds in what the prime minister called the country’s biggest tragedy since the reign of terror. of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s.
In 2014, a 12-year-old black boy, Tamir (tuh-MEER ‘) Rice, was fatally shot by police outside a Cleveland recreation center after he wielded what turned out to be a pellet gun. (A grand jury refused to charge either the patroller who fired the fatal shot or a training officer.)
Ten years ago: Baseball players and owners signed an agreement for a new employment contract, an agreement making baseball the first professional league in North America to launch blood tests for human growth hormone and extending the 10-team playoffs by 2013. Ryan Braun was named the National League’s MVP after helping the Milwaukee Brewers win their Premier League title in nearly 30 years.
Five years ago: President Barack Obama bestowed the country’s highest civilian honor on 21 actors, musicians, athletes and other avant-garde; among those who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom were Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bill and Melinda Gates, Ellen DeGeneres and broadcaster Vin Scully.
A year ago: President Donald Trump appealed a federal judge’s rejection of his campaign’s efforts to block certification of votes in Pennsylvania; the judge had dismissed the allegations of widespread irregularities with the mail-in ballots. Michigan House Speaker said Trump did not ask Republican Michigan lawmakers to “break the law” or “interfere” with the election when he met seven GOP lawmakers at the White House two days earlier. Taylor Swift won her third consecutive Artist of the Year award at the American Music Awards.
Today’s birthdays: actor Michael Callan is 86 years old. Host and director Terry Gilliam is 81 years old. Actor Tom Conti is 80 years old. Singer Jesse Colin Young is 80 years old. Astronaut Guion (GEYE’-uhn) Bluford is 79 years old. International Tennis Hall of Fame Billie Jean King is 78 years old. Rock actor-musician Steve Van Zandt (aka Little Steven) is 71 years old. Rock musician Tina Weymouth (The Heads; Talking Heads; The Tom Tom Club) is 71 years old. Greg Luzinski, retired MLB star, is 71. Rock musician Lawrence Gowan is 65 years old. Actor Richard Kind is 65 years old. Actor Jamie Lee Curtis is 63 years old. Alternative country singer Jason Ringenberg (Jason & the Scorchers) is 63 years old. Actor Mariel Hemingway is 60 years old. Actor Winsor Harmon is 58 years old. Actor turned producer Brian Robbins is 58 years old. Actor Stephen Geoffreys is 57 years old. Rock musician Charlie Colin is 55 years old. Actor Nicholas Rowe is 55 years old. Actor Mark Ruffalo is 54 years old. International Tennis Hall of Fame Boris Becker is 54 years old. Actor Sidse (SIH’-sa) Babett Knudsen is 53 years old. Country musician Chris Fryar (Zac Brown Band) is 51 years old. Actor Josh Cooke is 42 years old. Actor-si nger Tyler Hilton is 38 years old. Actor Scarlett Johansson is 37 years old. Actor Jamie Campbell Bower is 33 years old. Singer Candice Glover (TV: “American Idol”) is 32 years old. Actor Alden Ehrenreich is 32 years old. Actor Dacre Montgomery is 27 years old. Actor Mackenzie Lintz is 25 years old.
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