Nov. 22 (UPI) — On this date in history:
In 1718, Edward Direct, additionally is named the pirate Blackbeard, was once killed off North Carolina’s Outer Banks at some stage in a battle with a British navy drive.
In 1858, the metropolis of Denver was once essentially based.
In 1935, a Pan American Martin 130 “flying boat” called the China Clipper began ordinary trans-Pacific mail carrier. The flight from San Francisco to Manila, Philippines, took 59 hours and 48 minutes.
In 1943, assembly in Cairo, Egypt, President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese Premier Chiang Kai-Shek talk about ways to defeat the Empire of Japan.
In 1950, a put together damage in New York Metropolis killed 79 other folks.
In 1954, the Humane Society of the US was once essentially based.
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In 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, 46, within the third year of his first term, was once assassinated while utilizing in a motorcade in Dallas. Vice President Lyndon Johnson was once sworn in because the nation’s 36th chief government. Lee Harvey Oswald was once charged with Kennedy’s slaying but was once killed sooner than he would maybe maybe well lag to trial.
In 1972, the U.S. Instruct Division ended a 22-year ban on U.S. lope to China.
In 1977, the Anglo-French supersonic Concorde jetliner began scheduled flights to New York from London and Paris.
In 1988, the U.S. Air Power publicly unveiled the B-2 Stealth bomber for the first time sooner than some 2,500 spectators, including members of Congress and a lot of dignitaries.
In 1989, newly elected Lebanese President Rene Moawad died in bomb blast that additionally killed 17 a lot of oldsters in Syrian-patrolled Muslim West Beirut.
In 1990, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigned after 11 years in place of job.
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In 1993, Mexico’s Senate permitted the North American Free Alternate Agreement. Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari called it a “triumph.”
In 1997, New Zealanders Robert Hamill and Phil Stubbs arrived in Barbados from the Canary Islands in their boat, Kiwi Challenger, after 41 days, 1 hour and 55 minutes — a file for rowing within the route of the Atlantic.
In 2002, at the least 100 other folks died in riots in northern Nigeria sparked by a non secular controversy over the Omit World beauty competition.
In 2005, Angela Merkel was once sworn in as Germany’s chancellor. She was once the first lady and first individual from East Germany to manual the nation.
In 2010, about 400 other folks have been killed and hundreds injured in a awe-pushed stampede on a densely crowded suspension bridge at some stage in Cambodia’s Water Competition in Phnom Penh.
In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to Grace Hopper for her roles as a pioneering computer scientist and Navy admiral. Also awarded that day have been: Tom Hanks, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, Lorne Michaels, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Vin Scully, Elouise Cobell, Invoice Gates, Melinda Gates, Frank Gehry, Maya Lin and Richard Garwin.
In 2017, former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic — dubbed the “Butcher of Bosnia” — was once sentenced by a U.N. tribunal to lifestyles in penal complex for struggle crimes and genocide.
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