TODAY IN HISTORY
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 22, the 327th day of 2016. There are 39 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlights in History
On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, riding in the same car as Kennedy, was seriously wounded; suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested.
On this date
1515— Mary of Guise, the second wife of King James V and the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots, was born in Lorraine, France.
1718— English pirate Edward Teach — better known as "Blackbeard" — was killed during a battle off present-day North Carolina.
1890— French president Charles de Gaulle was born in Lille, France.
1914— The First Battle of Ypres during World War I ended with an Allied victory against Germany.
1928— "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel had its premiere at the Paris Opera.
1935— A flying boat, the China Clipper, took off from Alameda, California, carrying more than 100,000 pieces of mail on the first trans-Pacific airmail flight.
1944— The MGM movie musical "Meet Me in St. Louis," starring Judy Garland, had its world premiere in St. Louis.
1965— The musical "Man of La Mancha" opened on Broadway.
1975— Juan Carlos was proclaimed King of Spain.
1989— Rene Mouawad was killed by a bomb after serving 17 days as president of Lebanon.
1990— British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, having failed to win re-election of the Conservative Party leadership on the first ballot, announced she would resign.
Thought for today
‘Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.’
Aldous Huxley author (1894-1963)
Five years ago
Baseball players and owners signed an agreement for a new labor contract, a deal making baseball the first North American professional major league to start blood testing on human growth hormone and expanding the playoffs to 10 teams by 2013.
One year ago
Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said in Malaysia that the Islamic State group "cannot strike a mortal blow" against the U.S., and he warned that overreacting to the Paris attacks would play into extremists’ hands.
Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election, marking an end to the left-leaning era of President Cristina Fernandez.
Actor Michael Callan is 81. Actor Allen Garfield is 77. Animator and movie director Terry Gilliam is 76. Actor Tom Conti is 75. Singer Jesse Colin Young is 75. Astronaut Guion Bluford is 74. International Tennis Hall of Famer Billie Jean King is 73. Rock musician-actor Steve Van Zandt (a.k.a. Little Steven) is 66. Rock musician Tina Weymouth (The Heads; Talking Heads; The Tom Tom Club) is 66. Actress Lin Tucci is 65. Rock musician Lawrence Gowan is 60. Actor Richard Kind is 60. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is 58. Altcountry singer Jason Ringenberg (Jason & the Scorchers) is 58. Actress Mariel Hemingway is 55. Actor Winsor Harmon is 53. Actor-turned-producer Brian Robbins is 53. Actor Stephen Geoffreys is 52. Rock musician Charlie Colin is 50. Actor Michael K. Williams is 50. Actor Mark Ruffalo is 49. International Tennis Hall of Famer Boris Becker is 49. Actress Sidse Babett Knudsen (TV: "Westworld") is 48. Country musician Chris Fryar (Zac Brown Band) is 46. Actor Josh Cooke is 37. Actor-singer Tyler Hilton is 33. Actress Scarlett Johansson is 32. Actor Jamie Campbell Bower is 28. Actor Alden Ehrenreich is 27. Actress Mackenzie Lintz (TV: "Under the Dome") is 20.