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22 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?


22 November: In a year, the 22nd of November is the 326th day as per the Georgian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 327th day of the year.

What special day is today? This day has its distinctiveness and importance in history.

Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for themselves on 22nd November. We may also need to scan through the events that happened today.

22 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 22 November

Art & Artists

  • 1819 George Eliot, the English novelist of the Victorian period was born on this date. Her original name was Mary Ann Evans.
  • 1995 Release of Toy Story, the 1st full-length movie made that completely used computer-generated imagery.

Science & Technology

  • 1928The first electric razor was patented by the inventor Colonel Jacob Schick.
  • 1955 Launch of RDS 37 (a 2-stage hydrogen bomb weighing 1.6 megatons) by Russia. It was designed by a nuclear physicist from the Soviet Union.

Leaders & Politics

  • 1837William Lyon Mackenziewrote an essay in his newspaper named “The Constitution”. The essay tried to influence the people to mutiny (against the UK) in Upper Canada.
  • 1943Lebanon got independence from France.
  • 1963The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the U.S. President in Dallas, Texas.

People & Society

  • 1935 Inauguration of the China Clipper, the first commercial transpacific air service between San Francisco (the US) and Manila (Philippines).
  • 1977Inauguration of a regular supersonic Concorde service between London to New York City.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

  • 1994The eruption of the volcano Mt. Merapi on the island of Java killed 64 people.
  • 2002More than 200 died in Nigeria in an outbreak aimed at the Miss World contestants.
  • 2015 More than 100 people died and approximately 100 were found missing in a landslide that occurred in Hpakant, northern Myanmar.

Discoveries & Explorations

  • 1574The Juan Fernández Islands were discovered by Juan Fernández. The islands are situated off the coast of Chile.
  • 1881Francis Blake patented his invention “the speaking phone”.

Leisure & Sports

  • 1986Mike Tyson knockouts Trevor Berbick (in the second round) to become the youngest heavyweight champion in the history of boxing.
  • 2003England won the Rugby World Cup by defeating Australia. It became the first side from the Northern Hemisphere to win the tournament.

Birth Anniversaries (22 November)

  • 1890 Charles de Gaulle (President of France)
  • 1939 Mulayam Singh Yadav (Indian politician)
  • 1940 Terry Gilliam (American director)
  • 1942 Floyd Sneed (Canadian drummer)

Death Anniversaries (22 November)

  • 1819 John Stackhouse (English botanist)
  • 1967 Pavel Korin (Russian painter)
  • 1980 Jules Léger (Canadian politician and journalist)
  • 2013 Don Dailey (American computer programmer)
  • 2016 M. Balamuralikrishna (Indian vocalist and singer)

What Special Day is Today: (22 November)

  • Teacher’s Day (Costa Rica)
  • Independence Day (Lebanon)
  • Day of Justice (Azerbaijan)
  • Day of the Albanian Alphabet (Albania and ethnic Albanians)


The factual story of the day (22 November) covers the entire globe and a lot of well-known personalities.

The day has remained a silent observer of what happened on this day in history.

Providing our readers with authentic facts and figures, for each day, is what boosts us here.

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