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November 1922 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

TurkeyEnd of the Ottoman Empire

Nov 1 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk takes Constantinople from Mehmed VI, proclaiming the Republic of Turkey and bringing an end to the Ottoman Empire

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The last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI, departs his palace in Istanbul after the abolition of the monarchy
The last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI, departs his palace in Istanbul after the abolition of the monarchy
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  • Nov 2 Allies deliberate over German mark
  • Nov 3 Greek parliament bans Prince Andreas for life

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Nov 4 Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt

Pharoah of Egypt Tutankhamun
Pharoah of Egypt
Tutankhamun
Archaeologist who Discovered Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist who Discovered Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
  • Nov 5 Demonstration for a Dutch University in Ghent

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Nov 9 Frederick Soddy wins the 1921 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (announced in 1922 due to a technicality)

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • Nov 11 Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
  • Nov 12 The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is founded on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 13 Marc Connelly and George Kaufman's "'49ers" premieres in NYC

Playwright Marc Connelly
Playwright
Marc Connelly
  • Nov 14 German Reichs Chancellor Joseph Wirth's term ends

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 15 British General Election: Conservative party wins a majority under Andrew Bonar Law

British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI
  • Nov 16 Ottoman Caliph, Sultan Mehmed VI asks the British army for help
  • Nov 17 The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, is expelled to Malta on a British warship
  • Nov 18 Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief
  • Nov 19 Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent
  • Nov 20 Zoe Akins' play "Texas Nightingale" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 21 Rebecca L Felton (Ga) sworn in as first female US Senator

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 22 British Labour party elects Ramsay MacDonald as leader

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • Nov 22 Library Ave in Bronx named
  • Nov 22 Wilhelm Cuno forms new German government

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan becomes Regent of Japan in his ailing father's stead

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt

Archaeologist who Discovered Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist who Discovered Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
Pharoah of Egypt Tutankhamun
Pharoah of Egypt
Tutankhamun
  • Nov 28 6 ex-ministers executed in Greece
  • Nov 28 Captain Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called
  • Nov 30 1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Hitler speaks to 50,000 national-socialists in Munich

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 John Pinsent, English classical scholar (Greek mythology) (d. 1995)
  • Nov 4 Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, French resistance fighter and assassin of Admiral of the Fleet and Vichy Prime Minister François Darlan, born in Algiers, French Empire (d. 1942)
  • Nov 5 Violet Barclay, American illustrator, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2010)
  • Nov 6 Michel Crozier, French sociologist, born in Sainte-Menehould, France (d. 2013)
  • Nov 8 Christiaan Barnard, South African cardiac surgeon (perform 1st heart transplant), born in Beaufort West, Union of South Africa (d. 2001)
  • Nov 9 Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 1974)

Person of interestKurt Vonnegut

Nov 11 Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)

Person of interestBoutros Boutros-Ghali

Nov 14 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992- 96), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2016)

UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali
UN Secretary-General
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
  • Nov 15 Francesco Rosi, director (Lucky Luciano), born in Naples, Italy
  • Nov 15 Giorgio Manganelli, writer
  • Nov 16 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist who designed the IBM mainframe, born in Flandreau, South Dakota (d. 2015)

Person of interestJosé Saramago

Nov 16 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, born in Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal (d. 2010)

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • Nov 17 Emile Noel, international civil servant
  • Nov 18 Luis Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (1956-63), born in León, Nicaragua (d. 1967)
  • Nov 18 Viktor Afanasyev, Soviet politician and editor (Pravda), born in Aktamysh, Tatar A.S.S.R., Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic (d. 1994)
  • Nov 19 Stanley Keith Runcorn, British geophysicist (pioneering studies of paleomagnetism provided early evidence in support of the theory of continental drift), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 19 Yuri Knorozov, Russian epigrapher (d. 1999)
  • Nov 23 Manuel Fraga Iribarne, president of Spanish Galicia
  • Nov 25 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (Le tour de chant de Gloria Lasso), born in Vilafranca del Penedès, Catalonia (d. 2005)

Person of interestCharles M. Schulz

Nov 26 Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (Peanuts), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2000)

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • Nov 28 Helen Copley, American newspaper publisher (The San Diego Union-Tribune), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • Nov 29 Benjamin Smit, Curacaos architect (St Elizabeth Hospital)

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 13 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (55) divorces socialite Catherine Tobin after 33 years of marriage

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Alfred Capus, French journalist and playwright, dies at 63
  • Nov 14 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist and politician who first coined the term "geopolitics", dies at 58
  • Nov 16 Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)
  • Nov 17 Robert Comtesse, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1899-1912), dies at 75
  • Nov 18 Marcel Proust, French intellectual and author (Recherche du Temps Perdu), dies at 51
  • Nov 21 Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican anarchist (b. 1874).