On this Day in History, November 22

If you’d ask a Scorpio what happened in history on November 22, they would tell you tales of their birthday plans and celebrations.

However, the books of history have a lot to say about this day, in various parts of the world.

Below are some of the events that share the day with Scorpios:

  • 1699 – Denmark, Russia, Saxony, and Poland signed a treaty for the partitioning of the Swedish Empire.
  • 1890 – Charles de Gaulle, the President of France, was born.
  • 1942 – During World War II, the Battle of Stalingrad began.
  • 1943 – U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss the measures for defeating Japan.
  • 1962 -The 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games opened in Perth, Australia.
  • 1963 – The 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated.
  • 1963 – Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th US President after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  • 1968 – The U.S. performed a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1972 – Richard M. Nixon, American President, lifted a ban on American travel to Cuba.
  • 1972Belgium government of Eyskens resigned.
  • 1974 – The U.N. General Assembly gave the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
  • 1975 – Juan Carlos I was proclaimed King of Spain upon the death of Gen. Francisco Franco.
  • 1985 – 38,648 immigrants became citizens of the United States.
  • 1988 – The South African government announced it had joined Cuba and Angola in endorsing a plan to remove Cuban troops from Angola.
  • 1990 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced she would resign.
  • 1990 – U.S. President George H.W. Bush, his wife, Barbara, and other congressional leaders shared Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia.
  • 2005 – Microsoft’s XBOX 360 went on sale.
  • 2005 – Angela Merkel was elected as Germany’s first female chancellor.
  • 2004 – The Orange Revolution began in Ukraine.
  • 2008 – YouTube hosted the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live.

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