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Monday, November 22, 2010

A stede during Bon Om Thook (Khmer Water Festival) celebrations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, kills 347.ref name=cnn25
South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-Young says the country may consider redeploying U.S. tactical nuclear weapons after the announcement of a new nuclear uranium enrichment plant by North Korea. //www.koreaherald.com/national/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20101122000853 ("Korea Herald") //www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8edddda4-f616-11df-a313-00144feab49a.html ("Financial Times") //www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2010-11/22/content_11591186.htm ("China Daily")

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Efren Peñaflorida, who started a pushcart classroom in the Philippines to provide education to poor children, is named the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year. //www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=525973publicationSubCategoryId=63 ("The Philippine Star") //www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/TV/2009/11/22/CNN-names-pushcart-educator-Hero-of-Year/UPI-34231258923472/ (UPI) //edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/11/16/cnnheroes.tribute.show/?imw=Y (CNN)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

November 23 – The APEC Peru 2008 Summit is held in Lima.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's annual summit opens in Lima, Peru, amid an ongoing economic crisis that is expected to lead discussions. //www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2250713720081122 (Reuters)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Nur Hassan Hussein, head of the Somali Red Crescent and former policeman, is named the new Prime Minister of Somalia. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7106966.stm (BBC)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Seven foreign oil workers are taken hostage in Nigeria. Four people die in a rescue effort including one hostage, a soldier and two of the kidnappers. //abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2673413CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 (AP via ABC News)

Saturday, November 22, 2003

In Tbilisi, Georgia, opponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president's resignation. Opposition leader Mikhail Saakashvili vows to trle the country's leadership following unrest over disputed election results. Shevardnadze denounces what he calls an attempted coup and declares a state of emergency. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3227878.stm
The Georgian Rose Revolution ends in overwhelming victory president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over fraudulent elections.
2003 Rugby World Cup: Regular time in a dramatic final match ends in a 14–14 tie. England finally defeat Australia 20–17 to win the William Webb Ellis Cup – the first time it has been won by a Northern Hemisphere team. //news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/rugby_world_cup/3227648.stm//news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/rugby_world_cup/3228728.stm
A total solar eclipse is seen over Antarctica.
2003 Rugby World Cup: England defeat Australia 20–17 after extra time.
A cargo plane belonging to courier company DHL makes an emergency landing at Baghdad airport after being hit by a surface-to-air missile. //www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/22/1069027377782.html Commercial flights in and out of the airport are suspended. //interestalert.com/brand/siteia.shtml?Story=st/sn/11220000aaa07196.upiSys=siteiaFid=LATEBRKNType=NewsFilter=Late%20Breaking
The 2003 Heritage Classic is played in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the first outdoor ice hockey games in the history of the National Hockey League. Over 50,000 spectators watch the two games. //www.cbc.ca/sports/indepth/heritageclassic/

Friday, November 22, 2002

In Nigeria, more than 100 are killed at an attack aimed at the Miss World contestants.
Because of continuing violence in Nigeria, in which more than 100 people died, the Miss World competition was decided to be moved to London.

Thursday, November 22, 1990

Margaret Thatcher announces she will not contest the second ballot of the leadership election for the Conservative Party (UK).

Wednesday, November 22, 1989

In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad and kills him.

Tuesday, November 22, 1988

In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.

Sunday, November 22, 1987

Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion incident ndash unknown perpetrators hijack the signal of WGN-TV for about 20 seconds, and WTTW for about 90 seconds, and displays a strange video of a man in a Max Headroom mask.

Saturday, November 22, 1986

Mike Tyson wins his first world boxing title by defeating Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas.

Saturday, November 22, 1975

The Irish Republican Army is outlawed in the United Kingdom.
Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of dictator Francisco Franco.
Suriname gains independence from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Friday, November 22, 1974

The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.

Wednesday, November 22, 1972

Vietnam War: The United States loses its first B-52 Stratofortress of the war.

Sunday, November 22, 1970

Guinean president Sekou Toure accuses Portugal of an attack when hundreds of mercenaries land near the capital Conakry.

Friday, November 22, 1968

The Beatles release their self-titled album popularly known as the "White Album".

Wednesday, November 22, 1967

UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab–Israeli peace settlement.

Tuesday, November 22, 1960

The United Nations supports the government of Joseph Kasavubu and Joseph Mobutu in the Republic of the Congo.

Saturday, November 22, 1958

The MenziesLiberal government in Australia is re-elected for a fifth term.

Thursday, November 22, 1956

The 1956 Summer Olympics begin in Melbourne, Australia.

Monday, November 22, 1954

The United States Supreme Court decides the landmark case Berman v. Parker (348 U.S. 26), upholding the federal slum clearance and urban renewal program.

Friday, November 22, 1946

Vietnamese riot in Haiphong and clash with French troops. The French cruiser "Suffren" opens fire, killing 6,000 Vietnamese.
Tony Benn is elected as Treasurer of the Oxford Union.

Wednesday, November 22, 1944

William Mackenzie King introduces conscription in Canada ("see" Conscription Crisis of 1944).

Sunday, November 22, 1942

WWII: Battle of Stalingrad: The situation for the German attackers of Stalingrad seems desperate during the Soviet counter-attack Operation Uranus, and General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German Sixth Army is surrounded.

Saturday, November 22, 1941

WWII: HMS \'\'Devonshire\'\' sinks commerce raiding "hilfskreuzer Atlantis", ending the longest warship cruise of the war. (622 days without in-port replenishment or repair)
WWII: HMS "Devonshire" sinks commerce raiding "hilfskreuzer Atlantis", ending the longest warship cruise of the war. (622 days without in-port replenishment or repair)

Friday, November 22, 1935

The "China Clipper" takes off from Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean (the aircraft later reaches its destination, Manila, and delivers over 110,000 pieces of mail).

Wednesday, November 22, 1933

Thursday, November 22, 1928

Maurice Ravel's "Boléro" premieres at the Paris Opéra.

Thursday, November 22, 1917

In Montreal, Canada, the National Hockey Association breaks up.

Thursday, November 22, 1906

Russian Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin introduces agrarian reforms aimed at creating a large class of land-owning peasants.

Monday, November 22, 1880

Vaudeville actress Lillian Russell makes her debut at Tony Pastor's Theatre in New York City.

Thursday, November 22, 1877

The first college lacrosse game is played between New York University and Manhattan College.

Tuesday, November 22, 1864

American Civil War ndash Sherman's March to the Sea: Confederate General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union General Sherman from Georgia.

Monday, November 22, 1830

The Whig Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey succeeds Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Saturday, November 22, 1817

Frédéric Cailliaud discovers the old Roman emerald mines at Sikait, Egypt.

Tuesday, November 22, 1757

Seven Years' War ndash Battle of Leuthen: Frederick defeats Prince Charles's Austrian army in what is generally considered the Prussian king's greatest tactical victory.
Conclusion of Nam tiến, the southward expansion of the territory of Vietnam into the Indochina Peninsula.
Seven Years' War ndash Battle of Breslau: An Austrian army under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine defeats the Prussian army of Wilhelm of Brunswick-Bevern and forces the Austrians behind the Oder.
Emanuel Swedenborg claims to have witnessed the Last Judgement occurring in the spiritual world.
Robert Wood publishes "The ruins of Balbec, otherwise Heliopolis in Coelosyria" in English and French, making the ancient city of Baalbek in Syria known to the West.
Seven Years\\' War ndash Battle of Breslau: An Austrian army under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine defeats the Prussian army of Wilhelm of Brunswick-Bevern and forces the Austrians behind the Oder.
Jigme Lingpa discovers the Longchen Nyingtigter through a meditative vision which brought him to the Boudhanath Stupa. The Longchen Nyingtig is a popular cycle of teachings in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Wednesday, November 22, 1747

Prince William IV of Orange becomes stadtholder of all the provinces of the United Provinces.

Tuesday, November 22, 1718

Citing violations of the amnesty agreement with Blackbeard, Virginia Governor Alexander Spottswood sends a Royal Navy contingent to North Carolina, where they battle Blackbeard and his crew in Ocracoke Inlet. Blackbeard is killed in action after receiving 5 musketball wounds and 20 sword lacerations.

Tuesday, November 22, 1689

The Tsar decrees the construction of the Great Siberian Road to China.

Friday, November 22, 1641

The Swedish town of Falun is given city rights by Queen Kristina.
Moses Amyraut's "De l'elevation de la foy et de l'abaissement de la raison en la creance des mysteres de la religion" is published.
The Dutch found a trading colony on Dejima, near Nagasaki, Japan.
The Long Parliament passes the Grand Remonstrance, part of a series of legislation designed to contain Charles I's absolutist tendencies.
A massive epidemic breaks out in northern and central China, just 3 years before the fall of the Ming Dynasty. It races south down along the Grand Canal of China and the densely populated settlements there, from the northern terminus at Beijing, to the fertile Jiangnan region. In some local areas and towns it wipes out 90% of the local populace.
English law makes witchcraft a capital crime.
Claudio Monteverdi's opera "Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria" is first performed.
The Norwegian city of Kristiansand is founded by King Christian IV.
René Descartes' "Meditations on First Philosophy" is originally published.
Portugal is ousted from Malacca by the Dutch.

Wednesday, November 22, 1617

At least seven women are sentenced to death by burning for witchcraft at the Finspång witch trial in Sweden.
Mustafa I succeeds Ahmed I as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
Giambattista Andreini's play "The Penitent Magdalene" is published in Mantua.

Friday, November 12, 1574 (Julianian calendar)

December ndash Murad III succeeds ala lang Selim II as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
The Juan Fernández Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean, are discovered by Spanish sailor Juan Fernández.

Sunday, November 15, 1220 (Julianian calendar)

The rebuilding of the Cathedral of Chartres, which had been destroyed by a fire in 1194, is completed.
The Dominican Order is approved by Pope Honorius III.
The Mongols first invade the Abbasid Caliphate Bukhara and Samarkand are taken.
Dordrecht receives city rights, making it the oldest city in the present-day Netherlands.
Rebuilding of the city of London begins
The German Hohenstaufen dynasty, which had ruled Sicily since 1194, adopts Palermo as its principal seat.
Conrad of Masovia drives out the heathen Prussians from a Masovian territory of Chelmno Land.
Building of the Salisbury Cathedral begins.ref name=Architecture/
Gothic architecture becomes increasingly popular in Europe.
St Benedict of Nursia was Canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
Trial by ordeal is abolished in England.
The Islamic lands of Central Asia are overrun by the armies of the Mongol invader Genghis Khan (ca. 1155–1227), who lays waste to many civilizations and creates an empire that stretches from China to the Caspian Sea. However, he fails to destroy the strength of Islam in Central Asia.
Ljubljana receives its town rights.
Rebuilding of York Minster begins.
Rebuilding of Amiens Cathedral begins.ref name=Architecture
The ThaiKingdom of Sukhothai is established.

Wednesday, November 18, 845 (Julianian calendar)

September 16: Prisoner exchange between the Byzantine Empire and the Abbasid Caliphate at the river Lamos.
Count of Vannes, Nominoe, defeats the king of Francia Charles the Bald at the battle of Ballon near Redon. No more toll is taken on Brittany, and it becomes an independent state lasting for seven centuries.
Persecution of Buddhists is started in China. More than 4,600 monasteries and 40,000 temples and shrines are destroyed. More than 260,000 Buddhist monks and nuns are forced to return to secular life.

Saturday, November 21, 498 (Julianian calendar)

Flavian II succeeds Palladius as patriarch of Antioch.
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