November 22: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1718 - 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.
- 1935 - The China Clipper, the first transpacific mail and passenger service, takes off from Alameda, California for its first commercial flight. It reaches its destination, Manila, a week later.
- 1954 - The Humane Society of the United States is founded.
- 1990 - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her premiership.
- 1995 - Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
- Famous Birthdays: Joan Gamper (Swiss footballer, founded FC Barcelona), André Gide (French author, Nobel Prize laureate), Paul Oswald Ahnert (German astronomer), Louis Néel (French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Billie Jean King (American tennis player)
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