21 November 2012

Timeline November 22 & 23

November 22
1643  Rene-Robert La Salle, French explorer of North America, was born.
1718  English pirate Edward Teach - better known as "Blackbeard" - was killed during a battle off the Virginia coast.
1890  Charles de Gaulle, the leader of free France during WW II, was born in Lille, France.
1906  The SOS distress signal was adopted at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin, Germany.
1963  President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th president of the United States.
1977  Regular passenger service between New York and Europe on the supersonic Concorde began on a trial basis.

November 23
1859  Billy the Kid, American gunfighter of the Wild West, was born.
1887  Boris Karloff, English actor, was born.
1889  The jukebox made its debut, at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
1903  Singer Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in "Rigoletto."
1936  Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.
1963  The BBC broadcast the first ever episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is the world's longest running science fiction drama.
1971  The People's Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council.

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