22 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Abigail Adams, 1744
  • Thomas Cook, 1808
  • George Eliot, 1819
  • André Gide, 1869
  • Charles de Gaulle, 1890
  • Wiley Post, 1899
  • Hoagy Carmichael, 1899
  • Doris Duke, 1912
  • Benjamin Britten, 1913
  • Rodney Dangerfield, 1922
  • Geraldine Page, 1924
  • Robert Vaughn, 1932
  • Terry Gilliam, 1940
  • Tom Conti, 1941
  • Billie Jean King, 1943
  • Steve Van Zandt, 1949
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, 1958
  • Boris Becker, 1967
  • David Pelletier, 1974
  • Scarlett Johansson, 1984
  • Oscar Pistroius, 1986

Died On This Day:

  • Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach killed, 1718
  • Robert Clive (Clive of India) suicide , 1774
  • Sir Arthur Sullivan, 1900
  • Frederick Krupp, 1902
  • Jack London suicide, 1916
  • Lorenz Hart, 1943
  • John F. Kennedy assassinated, 1963
  • Aldous Huxley, 1963
  • C.S. Lewis, 1963
  • Mae West, 1980
  • Anthony Burgess, 1993
  • Michael Hutchence suicide, 1997
  • Mary Kay Ash, 2001
  • Svetlana Stalin Alliluyeva, 2011

Today's Events:

  • 1497 - Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1906 - S.O.S designated the international distress signal.
  • 1910 - Steel golf club shaft patented by inventor Arthur F. Knight of Schenectady, N.Y.
  • 1935 - Pan Am China Clipper starts first scheduled commercial flights across Pacific Ocean.
  • 1946 - First biro ballpoint pen goes on sale in England.
  • 1955 - RCA records signs contract with Col. Parker for recording services of Elvis Presley.
  • 1961 - Robert Bolt's 'A Man for all Seasons' starts 638 performance run on Broadway.
  • 1963 - Lyndon Johnson becomes President on Dallas, TX assassination of JFK by Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • 1965 - 'Man of La Mancha' opens at ANTA Washington Square Theatre.
  • 1968 - 'Sesame Street,' children's learning program, premieres on Public Broadcast Television.
  • 1986 - Mike Tyson, 20, becomes youngest heavyweight boxing champ in history; 2 round KO of Trevor Berbick.
  • 1990 - Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announces plans to resign after losing Conservative Party support
  • 2016 - Shortly after the most divisive election in US history, Dow Jones average slides over 19,000 for the first time.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Cecily

Holiday:

  • Pagan Greek festival of music
  • Independence Day Lebanon (1943)
  • Patron Saint Cecilia celebrated on island of St. Lucia
  • Zodiac: Scorpius ends, Sagittarius begins

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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