History Events on November 22
In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.
The first duke of Brittany, Nominoe, defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.
Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald, who also killed Dallas Police officer J. D. Tippit after fleeing the scene. U.S Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States afterwards.
Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launch a pacification campaign against native villages, resulting in Dutch control of the middle and south of the island.
The Sega Saturn is released in Japan.
Mike Tyson from Brooklyn, New York becomes the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history at age 20.
The Beatles release The Beatles (known popularly as The White Album).
Baghdad DHL attempted shootdown incident: Shortly after takeoff, a DHL Express cargo plane is struck on the left wing by a surface-to-air missile and forced to land.
William Clay Ford Sr. buys the Detroit Lions for $4.5 million.
American Civil War: John Bell Hood begins the Franklin-Nashville Campaign in an unsuccessful attempt to draw William Tecumseh Sherman back out of Georgia.
Chinese Civil War: Elements of the Chinese Communist Second Field Army under Liu Bocheng trap the Nationalist 12th Army, beginning the Shuangduiji Campaign, the largest engagement of the Huaihai Campaign.
The Congress of Manastir establishes the Albanian alphabet.
A landslide in Hpakant, Kachin State, northern Myanmar killed at least 116 people near a jade mine, with around 100 more missing.
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.
World War II: Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.
The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris.
World War II: Battle of Stalingrad: General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th Army is surrounded.
In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
The Beatles release With the Beatles.
Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie calls for a rebellion against the United Kingdom in his essay "To the People of Upper Canada", published in his newspaper The Constitution.
Ceasefire begins between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Israel after eight days of violence and 150 deaths.
The butt fumble takes place in an NFL game when New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez ran into his offensive lineman, Brandon Moore on a QB draw and fumbled the ball. It was picked up by New England Patriots strong safety Steve Gregory and was ran back for a touchdown. The Jets lost to New England 49-19.
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her Prime-Ministership.
The China Clipper inaugurates the first commercial transpacific air service, connecting Alameda, California with Manila.
In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President René Moawad, killing him.
The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
England defeat Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, becoming the first side from the Northern Hemisphere to win the tournament.
Lebanon gains independence from France.
World War II: Cairo Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese Premier Chiang Kai-shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan.
Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.
UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement.
The 7.3 Mw? Gulf of Aqaba earthquake shakes the Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing eight and injuring 30, and generating a non-destructive tsunami.
Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.
The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
The French steamer SS Ville du Havre sinks in 12 minutes after colliding with the Scottish iron clipper Loch Earn in the Atlantic, with a loss of 226 lives.