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November 22nd History

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November 22nd In Pop Culture History

1809 - The (#1168) patent was issued in the U.S. for a metallic writing pen was issued to Peregrine Williamson.

1858 - Denver, Colorado was founded.

November 22, 1888 Birthday (fictional) John Clayton, Tarzan, Books/Film

November 22, 1889 Birthday (fictional) Silvanus Kettleburn, Harry Potter

1910 - The patent (#976,267) for a steel-shafted golf club was issued to Arthur F. Knight of Schenectady, NY.

1927 - The patent (#1,650,334) for a snowmobile (motor toboggan) was issued to Carl J.E. Eliason of Saynor, Wisconsin.

1928 - Bolero by Maurice Ravel, was first performed publicly (Paris). The original title for the music was 'Fandango.'

1932 - The patent (#1,888,533) for a computer pump was issued to the inventors, Robert J. Jauch, Ivan R. Farnham and Ross H. Arnold for their "Liquid Dispensing Apparatus". The technology has led us to the modern gas pump.

1935 - First commercial crossing of Pacific Ocean by plane (China Clipper). On November 29, the airplane reached its destination, Manila, after traveling via Honolulu, Midway Island, Wake Island, and Guam, and delivered over 110,000 pieces of mail.

November 22, 1940 (fictional) The Justice Society met for the first time, DC Comics

1941 - The US Food and Drug Administration specified the first minimum daily requirements for dietary supplements for vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, thiamine, riboflavin, calcium, iron, iodine, and phosphorus.

1951 - Pope Pius XII declared, at the opening meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, that the Big Bang theory does not conflict with the Catholic concept of creation.

1952 - #1 Hit November 22, 1952 - November 28, 1952: Johnny Standley - It's In The Book (parts 1 & 2)

1954 - Humane Society of the United States formed.

1963 - President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas.

1965 - Broadway Show - Man of La Mancha (Musical) November 22, 1965

1965 - Muhammad Ali TKO'ed Floyd Patterson in 12 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title.

November 22, 1968 - The first airing of an interracial kiss took place on Star Trek between William Shatner (playing Captain Kirk) and Nichelle Nichols (playing Lieutenant Uhura)in episode titled Plato's Stepchildren.

1974 - The United Nations General Assembly granted the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) observer status.

1975 - #1 Hit November 22, 1975 - November 28, 1975: KC and the Sunshine Band - That's the Way (I Like It)

1977 - British Airways inaugurated a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.

1986 - #1 Hit November 22, 1986 - November 28, 1986: Human League - Human

1986 - Mike Tyson became the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history today with a second round knockout win over Trevor Berbick.

1987 - WGN-TV Channel 9 and PBS affiliate WTTW-TV Channel 11 broadcast signals were hijacked by an unknown person wearing a Max Headroom mask. The hijacker was never caught.

1995 - Pixar's Toy Story was released. It was the first feature-length film created completely using computer generated animation.

2005 - Angela Merkel became the first female Chancellor of Germany.

November 22, 2005 - Xbox 360 released, Video Game Console

2012 - 2 people were killed and 120 injured after a 100-vehicle pile-up in dense fog near Beaumont, Texas, on interstate 10.

November 22, 2013 - Xbox One released, Video Game Console

November 22nd
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Scarlett Johansson (1984)
Robert Vaughn (1932)
Jamie Lee Curtis (1958)
Charles de Gaulle (1890)
Terry Gilliam (1940)
Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004)
Mariel Hemingway (1961)
Geraldine Page (1924)
Steven Van Zandt (1950)
Billie Jean King (1943)
Tina Weymouth (1950)John F. Kennedy
Aldous Huxley
C.S. Lewis
Robert Franklin Stroud, The Bird Man of Alcatraz, was the most infamous murderer of his day. He died on November 21, 1963, and was pushed out of every major newspaper by the Kennedy assassination.
There are only three ages for women in Hollywood - Babe, District Attorney and Driving Miss Daisy.
-Goldie Hawn


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