NOVEMBER 22 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1718 – Blackbeard the British pirate (Edward Teach) was killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard, off the coast of North Carolina on the 22nd November 1718.

1808 – Thomas Cook the English businessman, and founder of Thomas Cook Group was born on the 22nd November 1808 (died 1892).

1858 – Denver, Colorado was founded on the 22nd November 1858.

1869 – In DumbartonScotland, the clipper Cutty Sark was launched on the 22nd November 1869, one of the last clippers ever built, and only one still surviving today.

1890 – Charles de Gaulle the French general, politician, and President of France was born on the 22nd November 1890 (died 1970).

1928 – The premier performance of Ravel‘s Boléro took place in Paris on the 22nd November 1928.

1935 – The China Clipper, the 1st transpacific mail and passenger service, took off from Alameda, California for its 1st commercial flight on the 22nd November 1935. It reached its destination in Manila, a week later.

1943 – Billie Jean King the American tennis player was born on the 22nd November 1943.

1946 – Aston Barrett the Jamaican bass player and songwriter from The Wailers Band and Bob Marley & The Wailers, was born on the 22nd November 1946.

1950 – Tina Weymouth the American singer-songwriter and bass player from Talking Heads was born on the 22nd November 1950.

1954 – The Humane Society of the United States was founded on the 22nd November 1954.

1956 ~ Richard Kind the American actor best known for his roles as Dr. Mark Devanow in Mad About You and as Paul Thomas Lassiter in Spin City, was born on the 22nd November 1956.

1956 – Lawrence Gowan the Scottish-Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player from Styx was born on the 22nd November 1956.

1958 – Jamie Lee Curtis the American actress was born on the 22nd November 1958.

1967 – Boris Becker the German tennis player was born on the 22nd November 1967.

1977 – British Airways inaugurated a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service on the 22nd November 1977.

1980 – Shawn Fanning the American businessman and founder of Napster was born on the 22nd November 1980.

1984Scarlett Johansson the American actress, model and singer was born on the 22nd November 1984.

1986 – Mike Tyson defeated Trevor Berbick to become the youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history on the 22nd November 1986.

1988 – In Palmdale, California, the 1st prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber was revealed on the 22nd November 1988.

1990 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraw from the Conservative Party leadership election on the 22nd November 1990, confirming the end of her premiership.

1995 – Toy Story was released on the 22nd November 1995, as the 1st feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery .

1996Alexandra Coppinger the Australian/English actress known for her role as Hazel in Dead Gorgeous, was born on the 22nd November 1996.

1960 ~ Michael Hutchence the Australian singer-songwriter from iNXS died on the 22nd November 1997, aged 37 (born 22nd January 1960). | |

2005 – Angela Merkel became the 1st female Chancellor of Germany on the 22nd November 2005.

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