What Happened on November 22

Significant Events

  • 1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India
  • 1926 Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
  • 1935 Flying boat "China Clipper" takes off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
  • 1963 American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
  • 1969 Isolation of a single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University
  • 2005 Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany
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Did You Know?

1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek - Captain Kirk and Uhura)

On November 22, 1968

Would You Believe?

RCA Records make its best investment paying $35,000 to Sun Records for Elvis Presley's contract

On November 22, 1955

Famous Weddings

  • 1964 Actress Rosemary Clooney weds actor José Ferrer for the second time in Los Angeles, California
  • 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

Famous Divorces

  • 2011 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (32) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage
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