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22 November

498 – Rome – Symmachus became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Symmachus

845 – Brittany – Battle of Ballon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ballon

1307 – Rome – Pope Clement V issued papal bull Pastoralis Præeminentiæ, instructing Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest Templars and seize their assets. http://skepticism.org/timeline/november-history/9796-pope-clement-v-issues-bull-telling-european-christian-monarchs-arrest-templar-knights.html

1573 – Brazil – Niterói city founded. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niter%C3%B3i

1718 – America – Pirate Edward Teach (Blackbeard) killed in battle off North Carolina coast. http://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/pirates/bbeard.html

1739 – Panama – Battle of Porto Bello (War of Jenkins’ Ear). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Porto_Bello

1800 – USA – Earthquake measuring 6.5Mw, epicentre in San Diego, California. http://www.livescience.com/31356-earthquake-mystery-solved.html

1812 – USA – Battle of Wild Cat Creek (War of 1812). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wild_Cat_Creek

1830 – UK – Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey became Prime Minister (Whig). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/charles-grey-2nd-earl-grey

1858 – USA – Denver, Colorado founded. http://www.denver.org/about-denver/denver-history/

1869 – UK – Cutty Sark launched in Dumbarton, Scotland. http://www.rmg.co.uk/cuttysark/history-and-collections/history/

1910 – Brazil – Revolt of the Lash. http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/engage/blog/a-revolta-da-chibata-%E2%80%93-%E2%80%98the-revolt-of-the-lash%E2%80%99-november-22nd-1910/


1935 – USA – China Clipper mail & passenger service began. https://youtu.be/zqOSQ5qSHXI http://www.flyingclippers.com/M130.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Clipper

1938 – UK – British Airways Ltd plane crashed at Walton Bay, Somerset, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19381122-0

1938 – Austria – Ala Littoria plane crashed near Winklern, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19381122-1

1943 – Lebanon – Independence from France. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanese_Independence_Day

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Berlin (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – Atlantic Ocean – RAF plane crashed, 10 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431122-1

1948 – UK – Flight Refuelling plane crashed at Conholt Park, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19481122-0

1948 – Russia – Aeroflot plane crashed at Kolyma River, 23 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19481122-1

1950 – USA – New Tribes Mission plane crashed at Mount Moran, WY, 21 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19501122-2

1952 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Anchorage, AK, 52 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19521122-0

1952 – Bulgaria – TABSO plane crashed near Etropole, 30 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19521122-1

1956 – Australia – XVI Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Melbourne. http://www.olympic.org/melbourne-stockholm-1956-summer-olympics


1963 – USA – President John F Kennedy assassinated. https://youtu.be/jl3jIiMNSQE WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/November-22-1963-Death-of-the-President.aspx

1963 – USA – Lyndon B Johnson became President (Democratic). http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/lyndonbjohnson

1967 – Vietnam – Battle of Dak To ended (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dak_To

1975 – Spain – Juan Carlos became king. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Carlos_I_of_Spain

1989 – Lebanon – President Rene Moawad killed in Beirut. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Moawad

1994 – USA – TWA Flight 427 collided with another plane at Lamber-St.Louis International Airport, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19941122-0

1995 – Southwest Asia – Gulf of Aqaba earthquake, measuring 7.3MW, followd by tsunami, 8 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_Gulf_of_Aqaba_earthquake

2002 – Nigeria – Miss World Riots, c.250 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_World_riots

2004 – Ukraine – Orange Revolution began (Colour Revolutions). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Revolution

2004 – New Zealand – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, epicentre off west coast of South Island. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/poster/2004/20041122.php

2005 – Germany – Angela Merkel became first female Chancellor. http://www.biography.com/people/angela-merkel-9406424

2015 – Myanmar – Hpakant Jade Mine disaster, 116 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hpakant_jade_mine_disaster