Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 22
This is a list of selected November 22 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled November 22, 2015 featured article or the November 22, 2015 featured picture.
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|1830 – Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, one of the primary architects of the Reform Act 1832 and namesake of Earl Grey tea, began his term as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.||refimprove section|
|1869 – The Cutty Sark, one of the last sailing clippers ever to be built, was launched at Dumbarton in Scotland.||refimprove section|
|1928 – Boléro, Maurice Ravel's most famous musical composition, made its debut at the Paris Opéra.||refimprove section|
- 498 – Following the death of Anastasius II, both Symmachus and Laurentius were elected pope, causing a schism that would last until 506.
- 1635 – Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launched a three-month pacification campaign against Taiwanese aborigines.
- 1831 – After a bloody battle with the military causing 600 casualties, rebellious silkworkers seized Lyon, France, beginning the First Canut Revolt.
- 1858 – American land developer William Larimer, Jr. staked a claim on a hill overlooking the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek in present-day Colorado, naming the site Denver.
- 1887 – The first college lacrosse game was played between New York University and Manhattan College.
- 1963 – Hours after John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States.
- 1975 – Two days after the death of Francisco Franco, Juan Carlos I was declared King of Spain according to the law of succession promulgated by Franco.
- 1986 – Mike Tyson defeated Trevor Berbick to claim the heavyweight boxing championship of the World Boxing Council, and became the youngest boxing champion ever.
- 1988 – The first B-2 stealth bomber of the United States Air Force was first displayed in public at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California.
- 1995 – Toy Story, the first feature film created using only computer-generated imagery, was released.
- 2005 – Angela Merkel assumed office as the first female Chancellor of Germany.
- 1718 – The pirate Blackbeard was killed in battle by a boarding party of British sailors off the coast of North Carolina, ending his reign of terror in the Caribbean.
- 1812 – War of 1812: During a punitive expedition against Native American villages, a contingent of Indiana Rangers were ambushed by Kickapoo, Winnebago, and Shawnee warriors.
- 1910 – The crews of the Brazilian warships Minas Geraes, São Paulo, Bahia—all of which had been commissioned only months before—and several smaller warships mutinied in what became known as the Revolt of the Lash.
- 1967 – The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 242 in the aftermath of the Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
- 2004 – Massive protests (pictured) started across Ukraine due to allegations that the presidential election between sitting Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko was rigged.
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