On This Day

On This Day in History for November 22 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1989 US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit
  • 1989 Eastern Airlines pilots and flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired

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1990 George H. W. Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

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1990 Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1990 Professor Amos Sawyer installed as interim President of Liberia

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1992 Washington Post reports Oregon Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women

US Senator Bob Packwood
US Senator
Bob Packwood
  • 1995 Rosemary West found guilty in England of killing 10 women
  • 1995 OPEC states that it will roll over its current oil production quota of 25.42 million barrels per day
  • 1999 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, and his mother are sighted off of Florida's coast by U.S. Coast Guard

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1999 Fortune Magazine names General Electric CEO Jack Welch 'Manager of the Century"

Businessman and CEO of GE Jack Welch
Businessman and CEO of GE
Jack Welch

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2003 In Tbilisi, Georgia, opponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president's resignation

President of Georgia and Soviet Diplomat Eduard Shevardnadze
President of Georgia and Soviet Diplomat
Eduard Shevardnadze
  • 2004 The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections

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2005 Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel

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2009 President Hugo Chávez states that Venezuela is in recession as the economy contracted 4.5% in the third quarter

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 2012 6 attacks across Pakistan kill 37 people and injure 92
  • 2012 2 people are killed and 120 injured after a 100-vehicle pile-up in dense fog in Texas
  • 2014 Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy, is shot dead by police in Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground
  • 2015 In Argentine elections Mauricio Macri (PRO) wins a narrow election victory over his left-wing opponent

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2016 US President Barack Obama posthumously awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to pioneering computer scientist and Navy Admiral Grace Hopper

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

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2017 Ratko Mladic the "Butcher of Bosnia" is convicted of genocide and other atrocities during the Bosnian war and jailed for life in The Hague

Serbian General Ratko Mladić
Serbian General
Ratko Mladić
  • 2017 Uber admits hackers stole personal information affecting 57 million people worldwide and paid $100,00 to keep quiet
  • 2017 Vanellope Wilkins, born with her heart outside her body, is first UK baby to survive birth and operations to reinsert her heart

MurderMurder of Interest

2017 Californian man Craig Coley pardoned for a double murder after serving 39 years by Governor Jerry Brown. Longest prison term to be overturned in the state.

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • 2018 Leaning Tower of Pisa's tilt reduced by 4 cm in 20 year project to stabilise it
  • 2020 G20 virtual two-day summit ends with pledge to ensure affordable access to vaccines for all

BattleBattle of Interest

2020 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gives Tigrayan forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins offensive on regional capital of Mekelle

Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed
Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Abiy Ahmed

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