THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 2211


This day in #history 2211
NOVEMBER 22nd

1497 – Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama
rounds Cape of Good Hope

1573 – The Brazilian city of Niterói is founded.

1574 – Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.

1918 – Marshal J Pilsudski becomes 1 st president (dictator ) of Poland

1930 – Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in
Detroit

1943 – Lebanon declares independence from French administration

1963 – Lyndon B Johnson sworn in as the 36th US president after assassination of President Kennedy

1963 – American President John F . Kennedy
assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

1974 – UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty

1975 – Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain

1976 – Algeria Constitution goes into effect

1977 – First three nodes of the ARPAnet are
connected, in what would eventually become the
Internet.

1990 – Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

2004 – The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine ,
resulting from the presidential elections.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1877 – Joan Gamper , Swiss- born businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (d . 1930)

1884 – Syed Sulaiman Nadvi , Pakistani biographer of
Muhammad (d . 1953)

1890 – Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France, President of France ( 1958- 69), (d . 1970)

1982 – Yakubu Aiyegbeni , Nigerian footballer

FAMOUS DEATHS

1875 – Henry Wilson , Vice President of the United
States (b . 1812)

1953 – Syed Sulaiman Nadvi , Pakistani religious
scholar and biographer of Muhammad ( b. 1884)

1963 – John F . Kennedy , 35 th president of the United
States (1961 -63 ), assassinated by Lee Harvey
Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

1989 – Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after
elected president of Lebanon

.FAMOUS WEDDING

1965 – Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes

1997 – ” The Lord of The Rings” actor Sean Bean (38) weds actress Abigail Cruttenden (29)

1998 – “Titanic” actress Kate
Winslet ( 23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25 ) at All Saints Church in Reading, England

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