On This Day for 22nd November

Historical Events

  • 1906 International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help
  • 1926 Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
  • 1963 American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
  • 1969 Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University
  • 2005 Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany

Did You Know?

RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss

On November 22nd, 1955

Famous Weddings

  • 1965 Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes
  • 1997 "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (38) weds actress Abigail Cruttenden (29)
  • 1998 "Titanic" actress Kate Winslet (23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25) at All Saints Church in Reading, England
  • 2003 Actress Carmen Electra (31) weds rocker Dave Navarro (36) at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California
  • 2003 Singer Wynonna Judd (39) weds D. R. Roach (39) in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee

Famous Divorces

  • 2011 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage