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Historical Events on November 22

  • North Carolina


    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.

  • American Civil War


    American Civil War: John Bell Hood begins the Franklin-Nashville Campaign in an unsuccessful attempt to draw William Tecumseh Sherman back out of Georgia.

  • World War II


    World War II: Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.

  • Lebanon


    Lebanon gains independence from France.

  • John F. Kennedy


    U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald

  • The Beatles


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

  • Nigeria


    In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.

  • Angela Merkel


    Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

  • Hamas


    Ceasefire begins between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Israel after eight days of violence and 150 deaths.