Sunday, November 22, 2015

Today in History: Sunday, November 22, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On Nov. 22, 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.
Audio LinkKBOX reporter Ron Jenkins reports from the scene
Audio LinkWalter Cronkite of CBS News breaks into the soap opera "As the World Turns"
 
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On this date in:
1718English pirate Edward Teach - better known as "Blackbeard" - was killed during a battle off the Virginia coast.
1890Charles de Gaulle was born in Lille, France.
1906The SOS distress signal was adopted at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin.
1928"Bolero" by Maurice Ravel debuted in Paris.
1967The U.N. Security Council approved Resolution 242, which called for Israel to withdraw from territories it captured in 1967, and implicitly called on adversaries to recognize Israel's right to exist.
1968The Beatles' "White Album" was released.
1975Juan Carlos was proclaimed king of Spain.
1990British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, having failed to win re-election to the Conservative Party leadership on the first ballot, announced her resignation.
1998"60 Minutes" aired video of Dr. Jack Kevorkian administering lethal drugs to a terminally ill patient.
2004Tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed downtown Kiev, denouncing Ukraine's presidential runoff election as fraudulent and chanting the name of reform candidate Viktor Yushchenko.
AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev
2005Jose Padilla, an American once accused of plotting with al-Qaida to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb," was charged with supporting terrorism.
2005Ted Koppel hosted his final edition of ABC News' "Nightline."
2005The Microsoft video game console Xbox 360 went on sale.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actor Mark Ruffalo turns 48 years old today.
AP Photo/Dan Steinberg
NameProfessionAge
Arthur HillerDirector92
Robert VaughnActor83
Terry GilliamDirector, animator (Monty Python)75
Jesse Colin YoungRock singer (The Youngbloods)74
Guion S. BlufordAstronaut73
Billie Jean KingTennis Hall of Famer72
Tina WeymouthRock musician (Talking Heads)65
Richard KindActor ("Spin City," "Mad About You")59
Jamie Lee CurtisActress57
Mariel HemingwayActress54
Boris BeckerTennis Hall of Famer48
Candice GloverSinger ("American Idol")26
Rock musician-actor Steve Van Zandt turns 65 years old today.
AP Photo/Evan Agostini
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