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On This Day November 22: Assassination of JFK, Scarlett Johansson, Billie Jean King


1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched and is one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.
1943 – Lebanon gains independence from France.
1963 – US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded.


1968 – The Beatles release The Beatles (known popularly as The White Album).


1975 – Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.


1986 – Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history.
1987 – Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.


1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.


2005 – Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.


1710 – Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1784)
1744 – Abigail Adams, American wife of John Adams, 2nd First Lady of the United States (d. 1818)
1808 – Thomas Cook, English businessman, founded Thomas Cook Group (d. 1892)
1890 – Charles de Gaulle, French general and politician, 18th President of France (d. 1970)
1921 – Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, rapper, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1924 – Geraldine Page, American actress and singer (d. 1987)
1943 – Billie Jean King, American tennis player and sportscaster


1958 – Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress
1967 – Boris Becker, German-Swiss tennis player and coach
1967 – Mark Ruffalo, American actor and activist
1984 – Scarlett Johansson, American actress
1993 – Adèle Exarchopoulos, French actress
1995 – Katherine McNamara, American actress.


1718 – Blackbeard, English pirate (b. 1680)
1896 – George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer, invented the Ferris wheel (b. 1859)
1955 – Shemp Howard, American actor and comedian (b. 1895)
1963 – John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States (b. 1917)
1980 – Mae West, American actress, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1893)



1787 – Pedro de Sarrio was appointed as governor-general of the Philippines after Jose Basco y Vargas who asked to be relieved because of the opposition of the Audencia to his policies. Basco left the Philippines for Spain.

1935 – A crowd of around 125,000 people on the shores of San Francisco Bay to witness the take-off of the Pan American World Airways famed flying-boat, China Clipper, on the first trans-Pacific commercial flight in history. After 59 hours, 48 minutes flying-time landed on the waters of Manila Bay,  it established the first air-link between the Philippines and the United States.


1896 – Jose Corazon de Jesus,  Filipino poet who used Tagalog poetry to express the Filipinos’ desire for independence during the American occupation, was born in Sta. Cruz. Manila.

1913 – Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, the first Filipino woman to be chosen Justice of the Supreme Court, was born in Bauan, BatangAS.

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