On This Day In History, 22 November


On This Day In History 22 November Image

World Events Today

  • The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, better known as the Stealth Bomber, was publicly displayed for the first time today in 1988
  • The British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the first woman in history to hold the position, resigned today in 1990, after over 11 years in office
  • Angela Merkel assumed the office of Chancellor of Germany today in 2005, the first woman to do so

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Antiguan cricketer Viv Richards made his test debut today in 1974 against India
  • The American boxer Mike Tyson, aged 20 years, beat Trevor Berbick today in 1986, to become the youngest ever World Boxing Council, WBC, heavyweight champion
  • Toy Story, the first ever entirely computer-animated feature length movie, featuring Woody and Buzz Lightyear, went on general release today in 1995

Family Events Today

  • Charles de Gaulle, the French army officer and statesman, was born today in 1890 in Lille
  • The American actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred in many movies, including Trading Places and A Fish Called Wanda, was born today in 1958 in Santa Monica, California
  • The German tennis player Boris Becker, who won Wimbledon 3 times, was born today in 1967 in Leimen

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Cranberry Relish Day

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