Today in History for 22nd November 2021

Historical Events

1927 – 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner, Wisconsin)
1967 – UN Security council passes resolution 242; Israel must give back occupied land
1976 – Comic strip “Cathy” by Cathy Guisewite debuts
1989 – US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit
2019 – Sacha Baron Cohen says if Facebook existed in the 1930s it would have run Hitler’s ads on his “solution to the Jewish problem”, in speech to Anti-Defamation League summit
2020 – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gives Tigrayan forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins offensive on regional capital of Mekelle

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Famous Birthdays

1564 – Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator against the rule of James I of England, born in Cobham Hall, Kent (d. 1619)
1606 – Pieter de Jode II, Flemish engraver and publisher, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1674)
1940 – Terry Gilliam, comedy author-animator (Monty Python), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1960 – Léos Carax [Alex Dupont], French film director (Annette), born in Suresnes, France
1966 – Nicholas Rowe, actor (Young Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England
1974 – Meike Babel, Langen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures-Paderborn-GER)

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Famous Deaths

1751 – Anton Englert, German composer and organist, dies at 77
1963 – John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46
1992 – Gene O’Donnell, actor (Ape, Miracle Kid), dies of lung cancer at 81
1997 – Joanna Moore [Dorothy Cook] American actress (Bronk; The Hindenburg), dies of lung cancer at 63
2019 – Cecilia Seghizzi, Italian composer, dies at 111
2020 – Ray Prosser, Welsh rugby union prop (22 caps Wales, 1 British and Irish Lions; Pontypool) and coach (Pontypool RFC 1969-87), dies at 93

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