History of 22 November

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  • 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.
  • 1990 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced she would resign.
  • 1993 – Mexico’s Senate overwhelmingly approved the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • 1993 – American Airlines flight attendants ended their strike that only lasted four days.
  • 1994 – Inside the District of Columbia’s police headquarters a gunman opened fire. Two FBI agents, a city detective and the gunman were killed in the gun battle.
  • 1994 – In northwest Bosnia, Serb fighters set villages on fire in response to a retaliatory air strikes by NATO.
  • 1998 – CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired a tape of Jack Kevorkian giving lethal drugs in an assisted suicide of a terminally ill patient. Kevorkian was later sentenced to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder.
  • 2005 – Angela Merkel was elected as Germany’s first female chancellor.
  • 2005 – Microsoft’s XBOX 360 went on sale.
  • 2013 – The discovery of Siats meekerorum was announced. The dinosaur skeleton, more than 30 feet long, was found in eastern Utah.
  • 2016 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 19,000 for the first time in its 120-year history. It closed at 19,023.87 for the day.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Asmaa Abdol-Hamid, Arab-Danish social worker and politician
  • 1981 – Ben Adams, English-Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1981 – Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress and singer
  • 1981 – Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
  • 1981 – Jenny Owen Youngs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1981 – Shangela Laquifa Wadley, American drag queen, comedian and reality television personality
  • 1982 – Xavier Doherty, Australian cricketer
  • 1982 – Alasdair Duncan, Australian journalist and author
  • 1982 – Isild Le Besco, French actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1982 – Yakubu, Nigerian footballer
  • 1983 – Sei Ashina, Japanese actress
  • 1983 – Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1983 – Tyler Hilton, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1983 – Peter Ramage, English footballer
  • 1983 – Xiao Yu, Taiwanese singer and songwriter
  • 1984 – Scarlett Johansson, American actress[
  • 1984 – Nathalie Nordnes, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Austin Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and producer
  • 1985 – Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1985 – Dieumerci Mbokani, Congolese footballer
  • 1985 – Ava Leigh, English singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Mandy Minella, Luxembourgian tennis player
  • 1985 – James Roby, English rugby league player[
  • 1985 – DeVon Walker, American football player
  • 1986 – Erika Padilla, Filipino actress and host
  • 1986 – Oscar Pistorius, South African sprinter
  • 1987 – Martti Aljand, Estonian swimmer
  • 1987 – Marouane Fellaini, Belgian footballer
  • 1988 – Jamie Campbell Bower, English actor and singer
  • 1988 – Austin Romine, American baseball player
  • 1989 – Candice Glover, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1989 – Minehiro Kinomoto, Japanese actor
  • 1989 – Chris Smalling, English footballer
  • 1989 – Gabriel Torje, Romanian footballer
  • 1990 – Jang Dongwoo, South Korean singer and dancer
  • 1990 – Kartik Aaryan, Indian actor
  • 1991 – Tarik Black, American professional basketball player
  • 1993 – Tridha Choudhury, Indian actress
  • 1993 – Adèle Exarchopoulos, French actress
  • 1994 – Keiji Tanaka, Japanese figure skater
  • 1994 – Nicolás Stefanelli, Argentine footballer
  • 1994 – Samantha Bricio, Mexican volleyball player
  • 1994 – Dacre Montgomery, Australian actor[
  • 1995 – Katherine McNamara, American actress
  • 1996 – Hailey Baldwin, American model
  • 2000 – Auli’i Cravalho, Hawaiian-American actress and singer[
  • 2000 – Baby Ariel, American social media vlogger and singer
  • 2001 – Zhong Chenle, Chinese singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor