Today in History - November 22

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0950        Nov 22, Lotharius, King of Italy (947-50), died.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1220        Nov 22, After promising to go to the aid of the Fifth Crusade within nine months, German King Frederick II was crowned emperor by Pope Honorius III.
    (HN, 11/22/98)(PCh, 1992, p.106)

1247        Nov 22, Robin Hood died according to the 1400 ballad "A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode." The legend of Robin Hood is believed to extend into antiquity.
    (MC, 11/22/01)(SFC, 2/17/04, p.A2)

1286        Nov 22, Erik V Klipping (b.1249), king of Denmark, was murdered.
    (Internet)

1390        Nov 22, Hungarian nobleman Miklos Toldi (b.~1320) died. He was remembered as a legendary strong hero in Hungarian folklore who protects women and children. Poet János Arany based his famous Toldi trilogy on his legend.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikl%C3%B3s_Toldi)(Econ, 9/19/15, p.48)

1493        Nov 22, Christopher Columbus arrived at Hispaniola on his 2nd voyage.
    (AM, 7/97, p.54,60)(www.jeanrabel.com/history1.html)

1497        Nov 22, Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1511        Nov 22, Erasmus Reinhold, German mathematician (calculated planetary table), was born.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1542        Nov 22, New laws were passed in Spain giving protection against the enslavement of Indians in America.
    (HN, 11/22/98)

1594        Nov 22, Martin Frobisher, English vice-admiral and explorer, died.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1643        Nov 22, Rene R. Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, French explorer, was born. [see Dec 22]
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1675        Nov 22, English king Charles II adjourned parliament.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1683        Nov 22, Purcell's "Welcome to All the Pleasures," premiered in London.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1709        Nov 22, Frantisek Benda, composer, was born.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1710        Nov 22, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of JS Bach (Sinfonias 64), was born.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1718        Nov 22, A force of British troops under Lt. Robert Maynard captured English pirate Edward Teach (b.~1682), better known as "Blackbeard" (aka Captain Drummond), during a battle near Ocracoke Island, off the North Carolina coast. They beheaded him. The governor of Virginia had put a price of 100 pounds on his head.
    (AP, 11/22/97)(www.outerbankschamber.com/relocation/history/ocracoke.cfm)

1757        Nov 22, Austrians defeated Prussians at Breslau in the Seven Years War.
    (HN, 11/22/98)

1773        Nov 22, Robert Clive (~48), English occupier (India), died.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1794        Nov 22, Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine, prohibited circumcision and the wearing of beards.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1799        Nov 22, Baroness van Dorth, organist, was executed.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1808        Nov 22, Thomas Cook, founder (Cook travel bureau), was born.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1809        Nov 22, Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patented a steel pen.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1819        Nov 22, George Eliot (d.1880), English writer, was born as Mary Ann Evans. Her books included “Adam Bede," “Silas Marner" and “Middlemarch." She was driven out of England with her companion, G.H. Lewes, for a while for not being married. Her books tore away the curtain of Victorian life and revealed its bitter small-mindedness for anyone to see. "The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history."
    (www.kirjasto.sci.fi/gelliot.htm)(HN, 11/22/98)(SSFC, 2/9/14, p.F7)

1831        Nov 22, Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Robert Le Diable" was produced (Paris).
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1842        Nov 22, Mount St Helen's in Washington state erupted. Mount St. Helens began 15 years of intermittent eruptions and then became relatively quiet for 123 years.
    (MC, 11/22/01)(SFEC, 8/16/98, p.A15)

1847        Nov 22, In New York, the Astor Place Opera House, the city's first operatic theater, was opened.
    (HN, 11/22/98)

1859        Nov 22, Ludwig "Louis" Spohr (75), German violinist and composer (Faust), died.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1864        Nov 22, Union General O. Howard ordered plunderers shot to death.
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1864        Nov 22, Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ended after 650 casualties.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1869        Nov 22, Andre Gide (d.1951), French novelist and critic (Lafcadio's Adventures- Nobel 1947), was born. "There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them." "Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it." “The color of truth is gray."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Gide)(AP, 10/31/97)(AP, 3/24/98)(SFEC, 6/28/98, Z1 p.8)
1869        Nov 22, The Cutty Sark, a British 3-masted clipper ship, was launched to win the tea race in China. It later became the fastest ship on the Australia wool run.
    (Econ, 4/14/12, p.67)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutty_Sark)

1890        Nov 22, Charles de Gaulle (d.1970), French general and president (1958-1969), was born in Lille, France. "Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so."
    (AP, 11/22/97)(AP, 11/22/98)(HN, 11/22/98)

1891        Nov 22, Edward L. Bernays (d.1995), public relations pioneer, was born in Vienna, Austria. In 1892 his family moved to New York City.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bernays)

1893        Nov 22, M. Kaganovitsj Kogan, people's commissioner for Stalin, was born.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1896        Nov 22, George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor (Ferris wheel), died.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1898        Nov 22, Wiley Post, aviator and parachutist (crashed in Alaska), was born in Grand Plain, Tx.
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1898        Nov 22, Pietro Mascagni's opera "Iris" premiered (Rome).
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1899        Nov 22, Hoagy Carmichael (d.1981), American composer, was born in Bloomington, Ind. His songs included "Georgia on My Mind" (1930) "Stardust" and over 600 other melodies. Lyrics for Georgia on my Mind were written by Stuart Gorrell.
    (WSJ, 9/9/99, p.A24)(SFC, 11/25/99, p.C22)(Econ, 7/3/04, p.16)

1900        Nov 22, Sir Arthur Sullivan (b.1842), English composer, died. His operas included “H.M.S. Pinafore," “Iolanthe," “Patience," “The Pirates of Penzance," “Princess Ida," “The Mikado," “Trial by Jury," and “The Yeoman of the Guard."
    (WSJ, 11/22/00, p.A20)

1901        Nov 22, Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer (Juglares), was born in Sagunto, Valencia.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1902        Nov 22, Emanuel Feuermann, cellist (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), was born in Kolomea, Galicia (under crown of Austria).
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1902        Nov 22, A fire caused considerable damage to the unfinished Williamsburg bridge in New York.
    (HN, 11/22/98)
1902        Nov 22, Friedrich A. Krupp, cannon manufacturer, committed suicide.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1905        Nov 22, British, Italian, Russian, French and Austrian-Hungarian fleet attacked the Grecian Isle of Lesbos.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1906        Nov 22, The "S-O-S" (SOS) distress signal was adopted at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin.
    (AP, 11/22/97)

1908        Nov 22, Michael Balfour, historian, was born.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1909        Nov 22, The Wright brothers formed a corporation for the commercial manufacture of airplanes. Cornelius Vanderbilt and other financiers backed them with one million dollars.
    (http://tinyurl.com/7ymq7rq)(ON, 12/11, p.11)

1910        Nov 22, Amy Elizabeth Thorpe, a Minnesota-born British spy known as "Cynthia" was born in Minneapolis. She has been described as World War II's "Mata Hari." Family and friends called her Betty. William Stephenson, who ran Great Britain’s World War II intelligence activities in the Western Hemisphere, would one day give her a code name--"Cynthia." She reputedly was one of the most successful spies in history.
    (HNQ, 3/14/01)
1910        Nov 22, Arthur Knight patented steel shaft golf clubs.
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1910        Nov 22, The Norwegian freighter Seija sank in 300 feet of water off the coast of San Francisco after a collision with another ship. 2 crew members were killed and both captains were found at fault in a case that went to the US Supreme Court.
    (SFC, 9/17/14, p.A10)

1913        Nov 22, Benjamin Britten (d.1976), English composer, pianist and conductor, was born.
    (WSJ, 7/26/99, p.A21)(HN, 11//00)

1914        Nov 22, Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero, courtier, writer, was born.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1915        Nov 22, The Anglo-Indian army, led by British General Sir Charles Townshend, attacked a larger Turkish force under General Nur-ud-Din at Ctesiphon, Iraq, but was repulsed.
    (HN, 11/22/98)

1916        Nov 22, Jack London, American writer, died in Glen Ellen, Ca., of a kidney disease, gastrointestinal uremic poisoning. An overdose of morphine was also suspected. He had written 50 books. London produced 200 short stories, 400 nonfiction articles and 20 novels. A 1998 biography by Alex Kershaw was titled: "Jack London: A Life." In 2010 James L. Haley authored “wolf: The Lives of jack London.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_London)(SFC, 11/20/96, p.A17)(SFEC, 1/25/98, BR p.3)(Econ, 8/14/10, p.69)

1918        Nov 22, Polish forces attacked the Jewish community of Lemberg (Lvov).
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1919        Nov 22, A Labor conference committee in the U.S. urged an eight hour work day and a 48-hour week.
    (HN, 11/22/98)

1921        Nov 22, Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], comedian (Caddyshack), was born in Babylon, NY.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1923        Nov 22, Pres. Coolidge pardoned WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, who was sentenced to death.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1924        Nov 22, Geraldine Page, actress, was born. She was well known for roles in Tennessee Williams' plays.
    (HN, 11//00)
1924        Nov 22, England ordered the Egyptians out of Sudan.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1925        Nov 22, Gunther Schuller, composer and French Horn player, was born.
    (HN, 11//00)

1927        Nov 22, George Gershwin's "Funny Face," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1927        Nov 22, 1st snowmobile patent was granted to Carl Eliason in Sayner, Wisc.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1928        Nov 22, "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel made its debut in Paris.
    (AP, 11/22/97)
1928        Nov 22, British King George was confined to bed with congested lung; the queen was to take over duties.
    (HN, 11/22/98)

1930        Nov 22, Peter Hall, British stage, film and opera director (Pedestrian), was born.
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1930        Nov 22, Elijah Muhammad formed the Nation of Islam in Detroit.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1931        Nov 22, Ferde Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite," premiered.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1932        Nov 22, Robert Vaughn, actor (Napolean Solo- Man from UNCLE, Hamlet, Superman), was born in NYC.
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1932        Nov 22, A pump was patented that computed quantity and price delivered.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1934        Nov 22, "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" was 1st heard on Eddie Cantor's show.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1935        Nov 22, Pan Am inaugurated the first transpacific airmail service, San Francisco to Manila. The Pan Am China Clipper under Captain Ed Musick took off from Alameda Point bound for the Philippines with 111,000 letters. It was the company's first trans-Pacific flight. The plane was a 25-ton Martin M-130 flying boat with a wingspan of 130 feet, and was the largest aircraft in world service.
    (HN, 11/22/98)(Ind, 5/1/99, p.5A)(SFEM, 2/13/00, p.35)(NPub, 2002, p.13)

1936        Nov 22, 1,200 were killed in a battle between Japanese and Mongolians in China.
    (HN, 11/22/98)

1940        Nov 22, Terry Gilliam, comedy author-animator (Monty Python), was born in Minneapolis.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1941        Nov 22, Tom Conti, actor (Reuben Reuben, American Dreamer), was born in Paisley, Scotland.
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1941        Nov 22, British cruiser Devonshire sank the German sub Atlantis.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1942        Nov 22, Gen-major Rodin's 26th Panzer corps recaptured Ostrov. Hitler ordered Rommel's Africa Korps to fight to last man.
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1942        Nov 22, Soviet troops completed the encirclement of the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad.
    (HN, 11/22/98)

1943        Nov 22, Billie Jean King, U.S. tennis player and women’s rights pioneer, was born.
    (HN, 11/22/98)
1943        Nov 22, President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss measures for defeating Japan.
    (AP, 11/22/99)
1943        Nov 22, US troops landed on Abemada, Gilbert Island.
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1943        Nov 22, RAF began bombing of Berlin.
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1943        Nov 22, Lyricist Lorenz Hart died in New York at age 48.
    (AP, 11/22/97)

1948        Nov 22, Ho Chi Minh’s Democratic Republic of Vietnam requested admittance to the UN.
    (HN, 11/22/98)

1950        Nov 22, In New York 78 died in a train crash in Richmond Hills (later Kew Gardens), NY.
    (www.oldkewgardens.com/ss-lirr/lirr-0650-OL.html)

1954        Nov 22, Humane Society formed.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1955        Nov 22, RCA Victor's made its best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo, Miss.
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1955        Nov 22, Shemp Howard (60), comic of "Three Stooges" fame died in Hollywood.
    (AP, 11/22/05)

1956        Nov 22, Melbourne, Australia, hosted this summer’s 16th Olympiad. 65 countries and 4,276 athletes competed. Closing ceremonies were held on Dec 8. The Netherlands and Spain withdrew from the Olympics in support of Hungary following Russia’s invasion. 45 athletes from Hungary defected during the games. Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq boycotted the games in protest over British and French actions over the Suez Canal. China boycotted protesting the inclusion of athletes from Taiwan.  
    (SFEC, 9/10/00, p.T8)(WSJ, 9/15/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 4/12/08, p.R2)

1963        Nov 22, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, had been in office two years, 10 months and two days, when an assassin's bullet ended his life in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy, on a pre-campaign trip to supposedly hostile Texas, had been greeted warmly by enthusiastic crowds at every stop. Upon their arrival in Dallas, President and Mrs. Kennedy, accompanied by Texas Governor John Connolly and his wife, were driven slowly through the downtown streets on their way to a scheduled speech at the Dallas Trade Mart. At 12:30 p.m., as the open limousine traveled through Dealey Plaza past the Texas School Book Depository, Kennedy was shot. Within the hour, Kennedy was pronounced dead at Parkland Hospital and by 2 p.m., Dallas police had arrested Lee Harvey Oswald as the suspected assassin. At 2:38 p.m. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th President of the United States.
    (HNPD, 11/22/98)
1963        Nov 22, John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Texas Gov. John B. Connally was seriously wounded. Rufus Youngblood (1924-1996), a Secret Service agent, shielded VP Johnson from possible gunshots with his body. Johnson rewarded him by promoting him over time to the No. 2 position in the Secret Service. Ruby used a .38 Colt Cobra purchased at Ray’s Hardware and Sporting Goods in Dallas run by Lawrence Brantley (1921-1996). From the address that President Kennedy never got to deliver in Dallas: "If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be no help."
    (TMC, 1994, p.1963)(AHD, p. 931)(SFC, 10/4/96, p.B2)(SFC, 10/17/96, C2)(AP, 11/22/97)
1963        Nov 22, Two amateur films recorded the assassination of Pres. Kennedy. A 24 ½ sec. video by Orville Nix Sr. and Abraham Zapruder, a dress manufacturer, captured the assassination on video tape. In 1981 David Lifton published "Best Evidence," on the medical evidence of the assassination. In 1993 Gerald Posner published "Case Closed," a book on the Warren Commission report. In 1998 new testimony was released that a 2nd set of pictures was taken at the autopsy that were never made public. In 2007 David Talbot authored “Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years." In 2007 Vincent Bugliosi authored “Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy."
    (SFC, 8/1/98, p.A5)(SFC, 10/25/98, p.D5)(SFC, 11/23/00, p.A11)(SSFC, 5/13/07, p.M1)(WSJ, 5/19/07, p.P8)
1963        Nov 22, Dr. Charles Andrew Crenshaw, a 3rd year surgical intern at Dallas’ Parkland Memorial, tended Kennedy and placed him into a coffin. In 1992 Crenshaw (d.2001) authored “JFK: Conspiracy of Silence" and insisted that Kennedy had 4 gunshot wounds, including one from the front and that the neck wound had been tampered to look like an exit wound.
    (SFC, 11/21/01, p.A25)
1963        Nov 22, Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit was slain by Lee Harvey Oswald 45 minutes after Pres. Kennedy was shot when he called Oswald over for questioning. Oswald was arrested inside the Texas Theater, 321 W. Jefferson Blvd., just before 2pm. 
    (SFC, 8/1/98, p.A5)(SFC, 10/25/98, p.D5)(SSFC, 11/17/13, p.M5)
1963        Nov 22, Aldous L. Huxley (69), English author (Devils of Loudon, Brave New World), died in Los Angeles.
    (www.kirjasto.sci.fi/ahuxley.htm)
1963        Nov 22, C.S. Lewis, English author the Narnia series and other books, died of osteoporosis. In 2005 Alan Jacobs authored “The Narnian," a biography of Lewis. In 2013 Alister McGrath authored “C.S. Lewis--A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet."
    (www.kirjasto.sci.fi/cslewis.htm)(WSJ, 10/15/05, p.P13)(Econ, 5/18/13, p.88)

1964        Nov 22, 40,000 paid tribute to John F Kennedy at Arlington Cemetery on the first anniversary of his death.
    (HN, 11/22/98)

1965        Nov 22, The musical "Man of La Mancha" opened in New York City. Joe Darion (d.2001 at 90) wrote the lyrics for “The Impossible Dream" and Mitch Leigh wrote the score.
    (AP, 11/22/97)(SFC, 6/22/01, p.D4)

1967        Nov 22, Boris Becker, tennis player (Wimbledon 1985, 86, 89), was born in West Germany.
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1967        Nov 22, BBC unofficially banned "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles.
    (MC, 11/22/01)
1967        Nov 22, The 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.
    (AP, 11/22/97)

1968        Nov 22, Beatles released their "Beatles," (White Album) their only double album.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_(album))

1969        Nov 22, Jonathan Beckwith and others of Harvard Univ. announced the isolation of a single gene of E. coli.
    (http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/359/18/1970)

1971        Nov 22, Zez Confrey (b.1895), American composer and pianist, died. His compositions included "Kitten on the Keys" (1921) and "Dizzy Fingers" (1923).
    (WSJ, 6/3/03, p.D5)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zez_Confrey)

1972        Nov 22, US ended a 22 year travel ban to China.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1973        Nov 22, Britain announced a plan for moderate Protestants and Catholics to share power in Northern Ireland.
    (HN, 11/22/98)

1974        Nov 22, UN General Assembly recognized Palestine's right to sovereignty and national independence.
    (SFC, 2/8/99, p.A6)(http://tinyurl.com/52x3eg)

1975        Nov 22, Juan Carlos was proclaimed king of Spain.
    (AP, 11/22/97)

1976        Nov 22, Comic strip "Cathy," by Cathy Guisewhite, made its debut.
    (www.suite101.com/article.cfm/cartoonists/66531)
1976        Nov 22, Phillip Garrido kidnapped Katie Hall in South Lake Tahoe and drove her to Reno, where he raped her at a storage unit. Garrido was convicted in 1977 and sentenced to 50 years in prison. He was paroled in 1988. In 1991 He kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard (11) in South Lake Tahoe and kept her in Antioch, Ca., until his arrest in 2009.
    (SFC, 9/2/09, p.A15)(SFC, 9/23/11, p.C3)
1976        Nov 22, Britain adopted the Race Relations Act with sweeping anti-racial laws, but the laws did not extend to Northern Ireland. The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) was formed to enforce the new laws banning racial discrimination.
    (SFC, 6/30/96, A11)(Econ, 5/15/04, p.57)(Econ, 12/2/06, p.59)

1977        Nov 22, Regular passenger service between New York and Europe on the supersonic Concorde began on a trial basis. [see Nov 21]
    (AP, 11/22/97)

1980        Nov 22, Death claimed former House Speaker John W. McCormack in Dedham, Massachusetts, at age 88.
    (AP, 11/22/00)
1980        Nov 22, Actress Mae West died in Hollywood at age 87.
    (AP, 11/22/97)
1980        Nov 22, Eighteen Communist Party secretaries in 49 provinces were ousted in Poland. Edward Gierek (d.2001 at 88), Communist boss, was among the ousted.
    (HN, 11/22/98)(WSJ, 7/30/01, p.A1)

1982        Nov 22, President Reagan called for defense-pact deployment of the MX missile.
    (HN, 11/22/98)

1984        Nov 22, Fred Rogers (1928-2003) of PBS' "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" presented his sweater to the Smithsonian Institution.
    (http://tinyurl.com/ys2f6w)

1985        Nov 22, The largest US swearing-in ceremony took place as 38,648 immigrants become US citizens.
    (http://tinyurl.com/2dxw3m)

1986        Nov 22, Justice Department found a memo in Lt. Col. Oliver North’s office on the transfer of $12 million to contras from Iran arms sale.
    (HN, 11/22/98)
1986        Nov 22, Elzire Dionne, who gave birth to quintuplets in 1934, died at a hospital in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, at age 77.
    (AP, 11/22/06)

1987        Nov 22, The government of Nicaragua released 985 political prisoners in a show of compliance with a Central American peace plan.
    (AP, 11/22/97)

1988        Nov 22, Americans honored President Kennedy on the 25th anniversary of his assassination, with 2,500 people turning out in Dallas, and visitors stopping by his gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery.
    (AP, 11/22/98)
1988        Nov 22, Louis Barragan (b.1902), considered the most important Mexican architect of the 20th century, died in Mexico City. A 1996 book: "Barragan: The Complete Works" focuses on 119 works and projects.
    (SFEM, 9/22/96, p.36)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Barrag%C3%A1n)(WSJ, 9/1/07, p.P12)

1989        Nov 22, Eastern Airlines pilots and flight attendants ended their strike. President Bush vetoed a bill that would set up panel to investigate walkout. The strike by machinists continued.
    (http://openweb.tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/1989-11/1989-11-22-ABC-11.html)
1989        Nov 22, The space shuttle Discovery blasted off at night.
    (AP, 11/22/99)
1989        Nov 22, President Rene Moawad of Lebanon was assassinated less than three weeks after taking office.
    (AP, 11/22/99)

1990        Nov 22, President Bush, his wife, Barbara, and top congressional leaders shared Thanksgiving dinner with US troops in Saudi Arabia.
    (AP, 11/22/00)
1990        Nov 22, Three term British PM Margaret Thatcher, having failed to win re-election of the Conservative Party leadership on the first ballot, announced her resignation. In 2009 Richard Vinen authored “Thatcher’s Britain: The Politics and Social Upheaval of the Thatcher Era."
    (AP, 11/22/97)(Econ, 5/2/09, p.84)

1991        Nov 22, In an attempt to break a deadlock, the Bush administration proposed that Middle East peace talks resume in Washington, D.C.
    (AP, 11/22/01)

1992        Nov 22, President-elect Bill Clinton met in Little Rock, Ark., with sometime-critic Jesse Jackson, who praised the future chief executive as a leader who could "make the nation whole."
    (AP, 11/22/97)
1992        Nov 22, A Washington Post story 1st revealed claims by several women that Sen. Bob Packwood, liberal Oregon Republican, had accosted them with unwanted touching and kisses.
    (www.mrc.org/cyberalerts/2001/cyb20010716.asp#5)
1992        Nov 22, Sterling Holloway (b.1905), US actor (Golddiggers of 1933, Batman), died.
    (http://tinyurl.com/84ep8)

1993        Nov 22, Striking flight attendants at American Airlines called off their four-day job action after President Clinton helped broker an agreement to submit the dispute to binding arbitration.
    (AP, 11/22/98)
1993        Nov 22, Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved the North American Free Trade Agreement.
    (AP, 11/22/98)

1994        Nov 22, A gunman opened fire inside the District of Columbia's police headquarters; the ensuing gun battle left two FBI agents, a city detective and the gunman dead.
    (AP, 11/22/99)
1994        Nov 22, Serb fighters in northwest Bosnia set villages ablaze in response to a retaliatory airstrike by NATO.
    (AP, 11/22/99)
1994        Nov 22, In Indonesia the Merapi volcano erupted. Pyroclastic flows and surges killed 43 people.
    (http://dogeatdogma.com/merapi.htm)(Reuters, 10/26/10)

1995        Nov 22, The Commerce Department reported the US trade deficit had narrowed to its lowest level in nine months.
    (AP, 11/22/00)
1995        Nov 22, John Putz (89), journalist, died.
    (http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Obituary/1995/literature.html)
1995        Nov 22, In Spain Juan Holgado (26), who dabbled in modeling and dreamt of playing pro soccer, was stabbed to death by robbers while working the graveyard shift at a gas station, filling in for a colleague as a favor. The four suspects were repeatedly picked up and released.
    (AP, 1/15/11)
1995        Nov 22, Acting swiftly to boost the Balkan peace accord, the UN Security Council suspended economic sanctions against Serbia and eased the arms embargo against the states of the former Yugoslavia.
    (AP, 11/22/00)

1996        Nov 22, O.J. Simpson took the stand as a hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it was "absolutely not true" that he killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
1996        Nov 22, Martin Bryant, who gunned down 35 people on Apr 28 at Port Arthur, Australia, was sentenced to life behind bars with no chance for parole.
    (AP, 11/22/97)
1996        Nov 22, In France truckers continued their Operation Escargot strike for higher pay and earlier retirement for a 5th day.
    (SFC, 11/23/96, p.A10)

1997        Nov 22, A 75 man team of U.N. weapons experts including 4 Americans returned to work in Iraq, searching eight sites for signs the Iraqis might have worked on biological, chemical or other banned arms during a three-week forced halt in inspections.
    (SFC, 11/22/97, p.C1) (AP, 11/22/98)
1997        Nov 22, The Miss World pageant in the Seychelles Islands was won by Diana Hayden (24), Miss India.
    (SFEC, 11/23/97, p.A2)
1997        Nov 22, Michael Hutchence (b.1960), lead singer for the Australian rock band INXS, committed suicide at a Sydney hotel.
    (SFC, 11/24/97, p.A21)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hutchence)
1997        Nov 22, From Ecuador it was reported that flooding and mudslides have killed 27 people over the last 3 weeks.
    (SFC, 11/22/97, p.C2)
1997        Nov 22, In Mexico Gen’l. Mauro Enrique Tello was fired and arrested for his suspected role in the Sep 8 killing of 6 youths. It was reported that the attack was ordered by Col. Jesus Alonso after thieves robbed him at gunpoint of a Rolex watch and some money weeks earlier.
    (SFEC, 11/23/97, p.A25)
1997        Nov 22, In Somalia the Marjeteen attacked the Wasangeli and 2 fighters on each side were killed.
    (SFC, 11/24/97, p.A11)
1997        Nov 22, From Venezuela it was reported that 18,000 people were infected in an epidemic of dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) and that 34 had died this year. Heavy rains allowed Aedes aegypti, the mosquito which carries anyone of 4 dengue viruses, to breed in water containers left out in the open. In 2006 over 500,000 cases of dengue were reported in Latin America including 14,000 cases of DHF.
    (SFC, 11/22/97, p.A9)(Econ, 4/21/07, p.42)(Econ, 7/14/07, p.46)

1998        Nov 22, The CBS News program "60 Minutes" showed videotape of Dr. Jack Kevorkian giving lethal drugs to Thomas Youk, a terminally ill patient. Kevorkian, an advocate of assisted suicide, challenged prosecutors to arrest him and later was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder. He was released in 2007 after serving eight years.
    (AP, 11/22/08)
1998        Nov 22, In Albania the Socialist government claimed to win a referendum on the nation’s first post-Communist constitution.
    (WSJ, 11/23/98, p.A1)
1998        Nov 22, In Indonesia rioting in Jakarta erupted after a gang fight between Muslims and Christian migrants. At least 14 people were killed and a dozen churches were burned or damaged.
    (SFC, 11/23/98, p.A10)(WSJ, 11/24/98, p.A1)
1998        Nov 22, In Iran Dariush Forouhar and his wife Parvenah were found stabbed to death in their home in Tehran. He was the leader of the nationalist Iran Nation Party and they were outspoken critics of the Islamic government. In 2000 former agents of the Intelligence Ministry confessed to playing roles in the 1998 killings of 4 writers and dissidents.
    (SFC, 11/24/98, p.A14)(SFC, 1/3/01, p.A12)

1999        Nov 22, During a visit to the former communist country of Bulgaria, President Clinton promised tens of thousands of cheering Bulgarians in Sofia that “you too shall overcome" in their difficult struggle for democracy and prosperity.
    (SFC, 11/23/99, p.A14)(AP, 11/22/00)   
1999        Nov 22, Raymond Edward Wong called Pinole, Ca., police to report that Alice Sin (21) of Pinole, Ca., had not come home. Sin’s decomposed and bullet-riddled body was found Jan 25, 2000, in Churchill County, Nevada. In 2011 police in Pinole, citing new evidence, arrested Raymond Wong, the father of her child. Wong’s 2nd girlfriend, Jessica Tang, later testified that all three had driven into the desert and she and Wong shot and killed Alice Sin, who was reportedly pregnant at the time. On June 27, 2015, Wong was convicted of first-degree murder.
    (SFC, 1/28/00, p.A1)(SFC, 12/31/11, p.C2)(SFC, 1/4/13, p.A1)(SSFC, 6/28/15, p.C3)
1999        Nov 22, In Algeria Abdelkader Hachani (43), a leader of the Islamic Salvation Front who spoke for peace and reconciliation, was assassinated in Algiers.
    (SFC, 11/23/99, p.A15)
1999        Nov 22, In Japan a T-33 jet crashed and killed 2 crewmen. The crash severed a 275,000-volt power line and some 800,000 homes lost power in the Tokyo area.
    (SFC, 11/23/99, p.A16)
1999        Nov 22, In Kazakstan authorities reported that they had detained 22 people, all members of a Russian nationalist group called Rus, on suspicion of planning a secessionist uprising.
    (SFC, 11/23/99, p.A16)
1999        Nov 22, In Nigeria officials reported that 43 people had been killed in the Niger Delta including 8 soldiers after some 2,000 soldiers were sent to restore order in Odi village in southern Bayelsa state. In 2002 Pres. Obasanjo acknowledged that he ordered the military operations in Odi that killed an estimated 1000 people.
    (SFC, 11/23/99, p.A16)(SFC, 9/12/02, p.A4)
1999        Nov 22, In Tanzania it was reported that some 500 people per day were fleeing into the country from Burundi as fighting in Burundi intensified.
    (SFC, 11/23/99, p.A16)

2000        Nov 22, Gov. George Bush called on the US Supreme Court to stop the vote counting in Florida. In Palm Beach Circuit Court Judge Jorge Labarga ordered election officials to consider dimpled ballots. In Dade County election officials called off the recount due to their inability to meet the Nov 27 deadline.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.A1)
2000        Nov 22, Dick Cheney, Republican vice-presidential nominee, suffered a minor heart attack.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.A1)
2000        Nov 22, In Washington state Democrat Maria Cantwell claimed victory for a Senate seat over Republican incumbent Slade Gorton. This raised the next US Senate’s female count to 13.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.A3)
2000        Nov 22, The 1st issue of the SF Chronicle PM was published by the Hearst Corp.
    (SFC, 11/22/00, p.A1)(SSFC, 6/7/09, p.W3)
2000        Nov 22, In Colombia gunmen killed at least 7 civilians in Nueva Valencia. The rightist paramilitary United Self-Defense Forces was blamed.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.D6)
2000        Nov 22, In El Salvador Pres. Francisco Flores proposed to adopt the US dollar as the official currency.
    (SFC, 11/24/00, p.D8)
2000        Nov 22, Theodore Monod, French environmentalist, died at age 98. He was an expert on the Sahara Desert and authored many books including: “Meharees," “The Hippopotamus and the Philosopher," “Bathyfolages," “Le Desert," and “memoirs of a Naturalist Traveler."
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.D9)
2000        Nov 22, In Haiti 7 bombs exploded around Port-au-Prince. One teenage boy was killed and 14 people were injured as weekend elections approached.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.D6)
2000        Nov 22, In Hadera, Israel, a car bomb killed at least 2 Israelis and wounded dozens. A Palestinian militia leader and 3 others were killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.A20)
2000        Nov 22, In Kashmir Islamic militants assaulted 2 Indian military positions and killed several soldiers. 3 militants were also reported killed.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.D6)
2000        Nov 22, A $2.5 billion oil pipeline from Kazakhstan to the Russian port of Novorossiisk on the Black Sea was reported completed by an int’l. consortium. Pumping of 600,000 barrels per day was expected to begin in 2001.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.D5)
2000        Nov 22, In Peru Valentin Paniagua was sworn in as the interim president, following the resignation of Alberto Fujimori. He selected Javier Perez de Cuellar, the former UN Sec. General, as prime minister.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.A22)(AP, 11/22/01)
2000        Nov 22, In Russia power cuts in the far east Primorye region forced hospitals and schools to close. Some 40,000 residents of Vladivostok were had already been without heat for days as temperatures dropped below freezing.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.D7)
2000        Nov 22, In Saudi Arabia an explosion hit a car and injured 3 British citizens in Riyadh.
    (SFC, 11/24/00, p.D8)
2000        Nov 22, In Serbia ethnic Albanians were blamed for police assaults in the Presevo Valley and 4 officers were reported killed over 2 days as rebel fighters moved in from Kosovo.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.D8)
2000        Nov 22, In Spain the government reported its 1st case of mad cow disease.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.D6)
2000        Nov 22, In Tanzania the state power company, Tanesco, announced rationing measures with power cuts 8-16 hours per day until March. $61 million in bills were unpaid, mostly from government offices.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.D6)
2000        Nov 22, In Thailand 9 inmates escaped from Samut Sakorn prison with 7 prison officials. Thai commandos killed the inmates.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.D8)
2000        Nov 22, Yemen identified the bombers of the USS Cole as 2 Saudi Arabian citizens with Yemeni family roots. One was named Abdul Mohsen al-Taifi and both had suspected ties to Osama bin Laden.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.A22)

2001        Nov 22, Stanford and UCSF researchers reported a long list of genes responsible for multiple schlerosis (MS).
    (SFC, 11/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 22, Mary Kay Ash (b.1918), founder of the Mary Kay cosmetics firm, died in Dallas. By 2001 her 1963 sales force of 11 had grown to over 750,000 in 37 countries.
    (SFC, 11/23/01, p.A29)(NW, 12/31/01, p.109)
2001        Nov 22, In Afghanistan Northern Alliance engaged the Taliban in heavy fighting outside Kunduz. A Kunduz surrender deal was in jeopardy.
    (SFC, 11/23/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 11/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 22, Pope John Paul II issued a papal message via the Internet to Catholics in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands that included an apology for sexual abuse by priests.
    (SFC, 11/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 22, In Colombia at least 47 people were confirmed dead following a mud slide at condemned gold mine site in Filadelfia.
    (SFC, 11/23/01, p.A17)(SSFC, 11/25/01, p.A18)
2001        Nov 22, Japan confirmed a 2nd mad cow case and planned to slaughter and incinerate 5,100 cows.
    (SFC, 11/23/01, p.A21)
2001        Nov 22, In the Gaza Strip 5 Palestinian boys (6-14) were killed when a bomb exploded beneath them as a walked to school.
    (SFC, 11/23/01, p.A17)
2001        Nov 22, Pakistan ordered the Taliban to close its embassy in Islamabad.
    (SFC, 11/23/01, p.A16)
2001        Nov 22, The Philippine military bombed rebel positions on Jolo island and hunted for supporters of Gov. Nur Misuari, who was charged with rebellion. At least 100 of Misuari’s men were reported killed since the Nov 19 attack.
    (SFC, 11/23/01, p.A19)
2001        Nov 22, Talks on Russia-Nato relations began in Moscow. A plan was proposed that would give Russia equal status with the 19 permanent members.
    (SFC, 11/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 22, The Turkey Parliament formally recognized men and women as equals effective Jan 1. this updated a 1926 code that designated the husband as head of the family.
    (SFC, 11/23/01, p.A21)
2001        Nov 22, The Zimbabwe justice minister announced plans to force residents to carry identity documents at all times.
    (SFC, 11/23/01, p.A21)

2002        Nov 22, “Cupid’s Span," a sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and his wife Coosje van Bruggen (d.2009 at 66), was set on the Embarcadero at the foot of the Bay Bridge.
    (SFC, 11/23/02, p.A1)(SFC, 1/20/09, p.B5)
2002        Nov 22-23, President Bush stopped in Vilnius after a NATO summit at which Lithuania and six other former communist countries received invitations to join the alliance: "The long night of fear, uncertainty and loneliness is over."
    (AP, 11/23/02)
2002        Nov 22, The US EPA eased rules requiring installation of anti-pollution gear. The Bush administration eased clean air rules to allow utilities, refineries and manufacturers to avoid having to install new anti-pollution equipment when they modernized their plants.
    (WSJ, 11/25/02, p.A1)(AP, 11/22/07)
2002        Nov 22, Amilcar de Castro (82), Brazilian sculptor, died. His work was composed from massive sheets of iron.
    (SFC, 12/3/02, p.A24)
2002        Nov 22, A senior U.N. official from Britain was shot and killed during an exchange of fire between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin.
    (AP, 11/22/02)
2002        Nov 22, Firefighters across Britain launched an eight-day strike after their union accused the government of wrecking a last-minute pay deal.
    (AP, 11/22/02)
2002        Nov 22, Burundi's largest rebel faction launched a mortar attack on Bujumbura from the surrounding hills, causing thousands of residents to flee their homes in the northern part of the city.
    (AP, 11/22/02)
2002        Nov 22, An epidemic of tree-killing pine beetles was reported to be spreading through the forests of British Columbia, Canada's largest lumber exporting province. The deadly insects had also entered northern Alberta and were now found in an area nearly three-quarters the size of Sweden. By 2008 the mountain pine beetle had infested and killed over half the lodgepole pine forest in the center of BC and made inroads into 11 western American states.
    (Reuters, 11/22/02)(Econ, 7/5/08, p.47)
2002        Nov 22, Indonesia reported that 3 workers at a gas field operated by U.S. oil and gas giant ExxonMobil in Aceh province had been abducted. They were released after 2 days.
    (AP, 11/22/02)(AP, 11/24/02)
2002        Nov 22, In Mexico City thousands of teachers marched to protest the deaths and disappearances of some 152 teachers over the last 10 years.
    (SFC, 11/23/02, p.A10)
2002        Nov 22, In Kaduna, Nigeria, Christian youths retaliated against Muslims in the 3rd day of riots triggered by a newspaper article about the Miss World pageant. Red Cross officials said about 100 had died and 500 were injured.
    (AP, 11/22/02)
2002        Nov 22, At the NATO summit in Prague, Russian President Vladimir Putin told President Bush the United States should not wage war alone against Iraq, and questioned whether Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were doing enough to fight terrorism.
    (AP, 11/22/03)

2003        Nov 22, A Medicare prescription drug bill narrowly passed the House, 220-215, following a dusk-to-dawn debate.
    (AP, 11/22/04)
2003        Nov 22, North Dakota student Dru Sjodin (22) was last seen at the Grand Forks, ND, mall, where she worked. Her body was found the following April near Crookston, Minn. Suspect Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., released from prison 6-months before the murder, pleaded innocent to kidnapping resulting in Sjodin's death. In 2006 a jury found Rodriguez (53) guilty of kidnapping and killing Sjodin and was sentenced to death. North Dakota’s last execution was in 1905.
    (SSFC, 4/18/04, p.A13)(AP, 11/22/04)(SFC, 8/31/06, p.A7)(SFC, 9/23/06, p.A3)
2003        Nov 22, In China a gas explosion at the Sundian coal mine in Hunan province killed 14 people, while 9 were still missing.
    (AP, 11/24/03)
2003        Nov 22, Opposition supporters broke into Georgia's Parliament and took it over, scuffling with lawmakers and forcing President Eduard Shevardnadze to flee as thousands of protesters outside demanded his resignation.
    (AP, 11/22/03)
2003        Nov 22, In India suspected separatist rebels on bicycles shot and killed 11 workers in northeastern Assam state, which has been plagued by clashes between people native to the region and those from the neighboring area of Bihar. The dispute has been chiefly about access to government railroad jobs.
    (AP, 11/22/03)
2003        Nov 22, In Iraq suicide attackers detonated bomb-packed vehicles at 2 police stations in Kahn Bani Saad and Baquoba. 11 police officers and 5 civilians were killed.
    (AP, 11/22/03)(SSFC, 11/23/03, p.A18)
2003        Nov 22, A DHL Airbus cargo jet transporting mail in Iraq was struck and damaged by a MANPAD. Though hit in the left fuel tank, the plane was able to return to the Baghdad airport and land safely.
    (AP, 6/11/13)
2003        Nov 22, In Israel gunmen shot and killed 2 private Israeli guards at a construction site for the disputed barrier near Jerusalem.
    (SSFC, 11/23/03, p.A17)
2003        Nov 22, In Lithuania thousands of protesters rallied near President Rolandas Paksas' office in Vilnius, demanding his resignation amid allegations that he has ties with a businessman involved with organized crime.
    (AP, 11/22/03)
2003        Nov 22, Five Pakistani prisoners arrived home after being freed by American authorities from the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    (AP, 11/22/03)
2003        Nov 22, A methane explosion in a Turkish coal mine killed at least three miners and trapped another seven in the collapsed mine.
    (AP, 11/22/03)

2004        Nov 22, Pres. Bush traveled to Colombia following the summit in Chile.
    (WSJ, 11/22/04, p.A1)
2004        Nov 22, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with Fidel Castro in Havana for talks focusing on the broadening ties between Cuba and China.
    (AP, 11/22/04)
2004        Nov 22, In southern Colombia army troops killed Humberto Valbuena, head of the Teofilo Forero unit of FARC blamed for a string of high-profile attacks and kidnappings.
    (AP, 11/23/04)   
2004        Nov 22, A senior UN official said the UN is investigating about 150 allegations of sexual abuse by UN civilian staff and soldiers in the Congo, some of them recorded on videotape. Health officials said an outbreak of a severe form of typhoid has killed at least 16 people in Kinshasa, sickening at least 144 more.
    (AP, 11/22/04)
2004        Nov 22, Stavros Dimas (b.1941), Greek politician, succeeded Margot Walstron of Sweden as the EU’s environment commissioner.
    (Econ, 10/25/08, p.80)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stavros_Dimas)
2004        Nov 22, Iran said it had frozen all uranium enrichment programs; President Bush said he hoped the statement was true but added, "there must be verification."
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2004        Nov 22, The ruling Fatah party chose Mahmoud Abbas as its candidate to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestinian Authority in Jan. 9 elections.
    (AP, 11/22/04)
2004        Nov 22, A World Bank report said nearly half the Palestinian population was living in poverty on less than $2 a day.
    (AP, 11/22/04)
2004        Nov 22, In the Philippines 29 people were confirmed dead with 84 others missing and feared dead following tropical storm Muifa.
    (AP, 11/22/04)
2004        Nov 22, Fighting near a village in Sudan's crisis-plagued Darfur region killed at least 17 people, while helicopters rescued dozens of workers who fled into the bush.
    (AP, 11/22/04)
2004        Nov 22, Ukraine’s central electoral commission said that with 99.38 percent of polling stations reporting, PM Viktor Yanukovych had secured 49.42 percent of the vote compared to 46.7 for his Western-leaning rival, Viktor Yushchenko. Tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed downtown Kiev in freezing temperatures, denouncing Ukraine's presidential runoff election as fraudulent and chanting the name of their reformist candidate. The color orange spread as the symbol of protest and the movement began to be called the Orange Revolution.
    (AP, 11/22/04)(WSJ, 11/29/04, p.A1)

2005        Nov 22, The US Commerce Dept. said it will comply with a Nafta panel’s order to drastically cut US duties on imports of Canadian softwood lumber. In December the Commerce Dept. Said it will cut import duties in half to 10.81%. Canada continued to press for duties to be dropped entirely.
    (WSJ, 11/23/05, p.A14)(WSJ, 12/7/05, p.A16)
2005        Nov 22, The US said it has lifted an arms embargo against Indonesia, ending a six-year ban on military aid to the world's most populous Muslim nation imposed due to human rights concerns.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, Massachusetts signed an agreement with Venezuela to obtain discounted home heating oil. Democrat Rep. William Delahunt helped broker the deal.
    (WSJ, 11/23/05, p.A14)
2005        Nov 22, A federal jury in Virginia found Ahmed Omar Abu Ali (24), a US citizen, guilty of numerous charges to commit acts of terrorism. Abu Ali was arrested in Medina in June 2003 as Saudi authorities were investigating a wave of bombings. In 2008 a federal appeals court upheld the conviction, but ordered a new sentencing hearing. In 2009 he was sentenced to life in prison for plotting to kill Pres. George W. Bush.
    (SFC, 11/23/05, p.A14)(SFC, 6/7/08, p.A3)(SFC, 7/27/09, p.A5)
2005        Nov 22, An indictment against Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held without charges for more than three years on suspicion of plotting a "dirty bomb" attack in the US, was unsealed with three counts alleging he conspired to "murder, maim and kidnap" people overseas.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, Ted Koppel hosted his final edition of ABC News' "Nightline."
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2005        Nov 22, Winners were announced at the 33rd annual American Music Awards in LA. In the Pop-Rock category winners included Male artist: Will Smith; Female artist: Gwen Stefani; Band, duo or group: The Black Eyed Peas; Album: "American Idiot," Green Day.
    (AP, 11/23/05)
2005        Nov 22, Motor Trend magazine named the Honda Civic as 2006 Car of the Year.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, Microsoft released its Xbox 360 videogame console.
    (WSJ, 11/22/05, p.A1)
2005        Nov 22, In southern Afghanistan a roadside bomb tore through an American armored vehicle, killing a U.S. soldier and an Afghan interpreter. Militants near Kabul shot and killed an Afghan working as the head of security for a Turkish construction company. Villagers found the body of Maniappan Raman Kutty, a kidnapped Indian, who had almost been decapitated, in Nimroz province's Dilaram district.
    (AP, 11/23/05)
2005        Nov 22, At least 100,000 opposition demonstrators told Bangladesh's Islamist-allied government to "quit now" as they rallied in the capital while police kept watch to avert religious extremist violence.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, China’s northeastern city of Harbin said its water system will be shut down for four days to check for contamination from a Nov. 13 chemical plant explosion, setting off panic buying of bottled water among its 3 million residents.
    (AP, 11/22/05)(AP, 11/25/05)
2005        Nov 22, A woman farmer in east China died from bird flu after contact with sick poultry, becoming the third confirmed human case in the country and the 2nd confirmed fatality.
    (AFP, 11/23/05)
2005        Nov 22, French President Jacques Chirac called for negotiations to end a nationwide rail strike that caused commuter chaos and posed a new threat to his government, just days after urban riots abated.
    (Reuters, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, French union leaders decided to recommend an end to a strike that disrupted French train service, saying they were satisfied with concessions offered by the national rail operator SNCF.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, Angela Merkel was elected as Germany's first female chancellor, taking power at the helm of an unwieldy alliance of the right and left that now officially has the job of turning around Europe's biggest economy.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, In Honduras officials raised the death toll from a tropical storm that hit over the weekend to 32 with 13 people missing.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, In India elections results left the Rashtrija Janata Dal party (RJD) with just 54 of 243 seats in Bihar’s legislative assembly. Laloo Prasad Yadav and the RJD had ruled Bihar, a state of 83 million people, since 1990. Bihar elected Nitish Kumar as chief minister.
    (Econ, 11/26/05, p.50)(Econ, 1/6/07, p.36)
2005        Nov 22, Iraqi and US troops launched an operation in predominately Sunni western Iraq to prevent insurgents from stopping the vote in that city.
    (AP, 11/23/05)
2005        Nov 22, In Iraq insurgents in Kirkuk exploded a car bomb amid a police convoy killing 21 people including at least 9 police officers.
    (SFC, 11/23/05, p.A3)(WSJ, 11/23/05, p.A1)
2005        Nov 22, Israeli warplanes struck in Lebanon in what Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz described as the largest-scale Israeli response to cross-border attacks by Lebanese guerrillas since 2000.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, Japan's Liberal Democratic Party marked its 50th anniversary by unveiling a proposed revision to the country's pacifist constitution that would end the ban on having a military and give the armed forces a more assertive international role.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, Ministers from the 114 members of the Nonaligned Movement ended a 2-day conference in Malaysia and agreed to launch an Internet-based news network to counter what they called prejudiced reporting by Western media. Bernama, Malaysia’s state news agency, will oversee the network.
    (WSJ, 11/23/05, p.A14)
2005        Nov 22, Nepal's communist rebels and seven main political parties said they have reached an agreement to bolster opposition to King Gyanendra.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, Detectives arrested a suspected Irish Republican Army dissident on suspicion of involvement in a 1998 car-bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, The United States and its partners in an energy consortium terminated a project to build two light-water atomic reactors for North Korea as an incentive to convince Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.
    (AP, 11/23/05)
2005        Nov 22, Nestle SA, the world's biggest food company, said it has recalled hundreds of thousands of gallons of baby milk from France, Portugal, Spain and Italy after traces of ink from the packaging were found in the product.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, A gunman opened fire with a Kalashnikov assault rifle at a primary school in Turkey's troubled southeast, killing one male teacher and wounding four other people.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, Pope Benedict XVI created the diocese of Ba Ria, in the Vietnam province of the same name, by dividing up the existing diocese of Xuan Loc. He named Monsignor Thomas Nguen Van Tram bishop of Ba Ria. Vietnam had an estimated 6 million Catholics.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, The UN’s food and farming body renewed its plea for more effort to improve agriculture in poor countries to ease hunger and malnutrition which kill nearly 6 million children a year.
    (AP, 11/22/05)
2005        Nov 22, Vietnamese health officials said a teenager has been confirmed with the H5N1 bird flu virus.
    (Reuters, 11/22/05)

2006        Nov 22, The U.S. Copyright Office said cell phone owners can now break locks to use their handsets with competing carriers, while film professors have the right to copy snippets from DVDs for educational compilations.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, Two explosions at a chemical plant in Danvers, Mass., wrecked 25 homes and left nearly 400 people homeless. 10 people suffered minor injuries.
    (SFC, 11/23/06, p.A4)
2006        Nov 22, Bangladesh's chief election commissioner M.A. Aziz bowed to pressure to step aside, an official said, after months of protests by the opposition which accused him of seeking to rig national elections in January.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, Police in the west African state of Benin arrested two rebel leaders from the Central African Republic (CAR), whose forces are waging a violent offensive in their home country. The leader of the rebel Union of Democratic Forces for Unity, Michel Am Non Droko Djotodia, and his spokesman Abakar Sabone, were apprehended in Benin's capital, Cotonou, under an international arrest warrant. In 2008 President Boni Yayi asked for and obtained the lifting of the international arrest warrant" for the two rebel leaders.
    (AP, 11/25/06)(AFP, 2/19/08)
2006        Nov 22, Britain's parliament passed legislation allowing the Northern Ireland Assembly to be dissolved in January and an election held weeks later in hopes of reviving a Catholic-Protestant administration.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, Canadian police arrested 90 people in a series of raids targeting what officials said was traditional Italian organized crime in the Montreal area. The raids stemmed from an investigation dubbed Project Colisee that began in 2004.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, China reported that the number of HIV/AIDS cases is nearly 30% higher than for all of last year, with intravenous drug use as the biggest source of infection.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, The administrator of Ethiopia’s zoo in Addis Ababa said their rare Abyssinian lion cubs were being poisoned and sold to taxidermists because there was not enough money to care for them. It was estimated that only 1000 of the animals remained in the wild.
    (SFC, 11/24/06, p.A23)
2006        Nov 22, The European Commission said Russia had told the 25-nation bloc it intends to ban all animal product exports from the EU starting next year because Moscow claimed new members Bulgaria and Romania had poor animal health standards.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, In India a fire engulfed a locked leather factory in Calcutta, killing at least nine people who had been trapped inside.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, Indonesia's foreign minister said that his country would be willing to send peacekeepers to Iraq and could encourage other Muslim countries to do the same.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, The UN said that 3,709 Iraqi civilians were killed in October, the highest monthly toll since the March 2003 US invasion. Gunmen in Baghdad shot dead a bodyguard of the parliament speaker and wounded another. Raad Jaafar Hamadi, an Iraqi journalist working for the state-run al-Sabah newspaper in Baghdad, was killed in a drive-by shooting. At least 13 Iraqis were killed and six wounded in attacks by suspected insurgents using drive-by shootings and bombings in Baghdad and other areas of Iraq.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, Israeli ground troops, tanks and armored vehicles advanced on two northern Gaza towns in pursuit of Palestinian rocket squads, besieging a well-known Hamas lawmaker's house and engaging militants in ferocious clashes.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, Authorities in Italy, Spain, the United States and several South American countries arrested 76 people as part of a major drug crackdown in which a restaurant linked to one of Colombia's most feared warlords was seized.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, In Mexico a violent Mexican drug gang took out a rare, half-page ad in newspapers in which they claimed to be anti-crime vigilantes who wanted to stop kidnapping, robbery and the sale of methamphetamine in the western state of Michoacan.
    (AP, 11/23/06)
2006        Nov 22, Dutch voters picked a new parliament in an election that could determine whether the country's tight immigration rules get even tougher or follow what the opposition calls a more humane path. Dutch PM Jan Peter Balkenende’s center-right Christian Democrats won the most seats in elections, but nearly complete returns showed a sharply splintered parliament with no alliance winning a clear mandate to govern.
    (AP, 11/22/06)(AP, 11/23/06)(Econ, 11/25/06, p.50)
2006        Nov 22, In Nigeria a Briton was killed and one Italian injured when a group of armed men fleeing in a boat with their seven foreign oil worker hostages exchanged fire offshore with a navy patrol in the southern Rivers State. A rescue attempt freed the 6 remaining hostages and left 2 kidnappers and a soldier dead.
    (AFP, 11/23/06)(SFC, 11/23/06, p.A40)
2006        Nov 22, In Norway a court rejected an appeal by the founder of Ansar al-Islam, a suspected Islamic terror group in Iraq, and upheld a government order to expel him as a threat to national security.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, Amnesty International accused Russian police of beating and torturing suspects and criticized authorities for what it said were insufficient investigations into such allegations.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, Rwanda’s Pres. Kagame dismissed French accusations as "rubbish," and instead said a trial should be opened against France, which he accuses of abetting the 100-day 1994 genocide in which minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus were targeted by Hutu extremists.
    (AP, 11/23/06)
2006        Nov 22, Tens of thousands of South Korean workers held rallies and labor strikes to oppose a free trade agreement with the US and demand better working conditions.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir told Britain and the UN that he still rejects the deployment of UN troops in war-torn Darfur.
    (AFP, 11/23/06)
2006        Nov 22, In southern Thailand a woman was shot and her body burnt in Narathiwat, while a second victim, believed to be Buddhist man, was shot several times in the face. A separatist leader said the Al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) extremist network is helping groups of young fighters stage attacks in Thailand's Muslim-majority south.
    (AP, 11/22/06)
2006        Nov 22, A Yemen court convicted 34 men of plotting attacks across the country, including one aimed at the US Embassy. It sentenced Ibrahim Mohammed Sharafeldeen, the leader of the Shiite rebel group, to death.
    (AP, 11/22/06)

2007        Nov 22, On Thanksgiving day in Unity, Md., David Peter Brockdorff (40), shot and killed his ex-wife, their 3 children (6-12) and then himself as the woman prepared to hand over the children for a visit.
    (SFC, 11/24/07, p.A3)
2007        Nov 22, The World Health Organization said nearly 400 people, mostly children, have fallen ill in Angola in what medical investigators suspect is an outbreak of bromide poisoning.
    (AP, 11/23/07)
2007        Nov 22, The Explorer, a Canadian cruise ship, struck ice late at night off Antarctica and began taking on water. All 154 passengers and crew took to lifeboats and were rescued safely the following morning by the Nordnorge, a passing Norwegian liner.
    (AP, 11/23/07)
2007        Nov 22, China’s state media reported that five Hollywood studios have sued a Chinese online service and internet cafe they accuse of offering pirated downloads of "Pirates of the Caribbean" and other hit films.
    (AP, 11/22/07)
2007        Nov 22, A nine-day transport strike that has crippled the French rail network appeared to be drawing to a close as many local union committees voted to suspend their stoppage and give negotiations a chance.
    (AP, 11/22/07)
2007        Nov 22, Some 70 suspected al-Qaida fighters killed two Iraqi soldiers, then used their Humvees to kill at least 18 rival Sunnis, members of the Awakening Council, south of Baghdad. Armed civilians killed 15-20 of the insurgents in fighting that left 3 Iraqi soldiers and 5 civilians dead as well as 4 of the armed civilians. Iraqi security forces killed 19 al-Qaida fighters in Baqouba. Two civilians died and two others were wounded in the crossfire. A mortar attack struck the base in Balad, 50 miles north of Baghdad, killing one Iraqi and wounding two. A parked car bomb in Mosul killed 2 civilians. US military officials reported that about 60 percent of the foreign militants fighting in Iraq have come from US allies Saudi Arabia and Libya.
    (AP, 11/22/07)(Reuters, 11/22/07)(AP, 11/23/07)(SFC, 11/23/07, p.A14)
2007        Nov 22, Pakistan’s Supreme Court, stacked with judges loyal to President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, cleared the way for him to rule as a civilian president, throwing out a final challenge to last month's election.
    (AP, 11/22/07)
2007        Nov 22, A passenger bus caught fire and exploded in southern Russia, killing at least five people and wounding 12. Investigators in North Ossetia said terrorism was the likely cause.
    (AP, 11/23/07)
2007        Nov 22, In South Africa De Beers announced that it was selling the Cullinan diamond mine, which it has owned since 1930, to a consortium led by Petra Diamonds.
    (Econ, 12/1/07, p.82)
2007        Nov 22, The World Health Organization said an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever in Sudan has killed 164 people.
    (AP, 11/22/07)
2007        Nov 22, A committee of the 53-nation Commonwealth, meeting in Uganda, suspended Pakistan from the organization for failing to end emergency rule.
    (AP, 11/22/07)
2007        Nov 22, The UN resumed the repatriation of 12,000 Congolese refugees from Zambia which was suspended three months ago due to insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Katanga province.
    (AP, 11/22/07)

2008        Nov 22, In Afghanistan a French trooper was killed and another wounded when a mine engulfed them about 10 kilometers (six miles) south of Kabul. A bomb exploded in a vegetable market in the eastern town of Khost, killing a 15-year-old boy and a man passing-by. Another bomb blew up a police vehicle in the central province of Ghazni and killed three policemen and wounded two. The bullet-riddled body of Ghais Haqmal, the governor of Marawara district, was found in Kunar province. He had been abducted by Taliban three months ago and the militants had demanded the release of 50 of their jailed comrades in exchange for his life. The US-led military announced that troops had killed 14 insurgents in operations in the southern provinces of Helmand and Farah in the past two days. Afghan and coalition forces killed 17 insurgents in air strikes in the southern province of Kandahar. The government of the central province of Ghazni said its forces had thwarted a Taliban attack on the Ab Band district administration center killing eight gunmen.
    (AFP, 11/22/08)(AFP, 11/23/08)
2008        Nov 22, Burundi's parliament adopted a new set of laws abolishing the death penalty for the first time in the troubled central African country.
    (AP, 11/22/08)
2008        Nov 22, The Yellow River Conservancy Committee reported that one-third of the Yellow River, which supplies water to millions of people in northern China, is heavily polluted by industrial waste and unsafe for any use.
    (AP, 11/25/08)
2008        Nov 22, Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda sought to reassure people in territory recently seized in a lightning advance, telling thousands gathered in Rutshuru for his first mass rally that his men intend to bring peace, not war, to Congo. A rebel offensive under Nkunda began to push some 1,500 Hutu FDLR militiamen from Ishasha. The move forced over 3,000 civilians to flee to neighboring Uganda.
    (AP, 11/22/08)(SFC, 11/27/08, p.A8)
2008        Nov 22, In eastern Congo 2 mass graves containing as many as 2,000 bodies were discovered in Bukavu on a plot of land formerly owned by a member of the Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD), a Rwandan-backed rebel group. The RCD became a political party in 2003. Many of its top leaders were integrated into the government, taking jobs as vice presidents and army chiefs.
    (AP, 11/27/08)
2008        Nov 22, The French Socialist Party said that Martine Aubry, the architect of France's 35-hour work week, has won the party's leadership in an extremely tight race, an outcome quickly challenged by partisans of rival Segolene Royal.
    (AP, 11/22/08)
2008        Nov 22, A prison fight in Guatemala has left seven inmates dead, including five who were decapitated. The fight in the Pavoncito prison in Guatemala City erupted because inmates were angry over the transfer of a group of alleged gang members from another prison.
    (AP, 11/22/08)
2008        Nov 22, In Guatemala the head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia was among three people killed in a boat accident on Lake Atitlan.
    (AP, 11/24/08)
2008        Nov 22, Malaysia's top Islamic body ruled against Muslims practicing yoga, saying it has elements of other religions that could corrupt Muslims. On Nov 25 Malaysia's leader assured Muslims they can perform yoga if they do not chant religious mantras, an apparent effort to assuage public anger over an Islamic body's ban of the ancient Indian exercise.
    (AP, 11/22/08)(AP, 11/26/08)
2008        Nov 22, Ibrahim Nasir (b.1926), who led the Maldives' independence movement from the British and became the island nation's first president, died in Singapore.
    (AP, 11/23/08)
2008        Nov 22, Dutch electronics giant Philips said it will cut "about five percent" of its 32,000 strong workforce in the medical division worldwide, affecting 1,600 workers.
    (AP, 11/22/08)
2008        Nov 22, Nicaragua's opposition pressed on with a bid to cancel disputed elections despite a presidential decree declaring that effort unconstitutional.
    (AP, 11/23/08)
2008        Nov 22, In Abuja, Nigeria, MTV launched its first-ever music award program for Africa, with acts from across the world's poorest continent nominated for prizes in the capital.
    (AP, 11/22/08)
2008        Nov 22, In northwest Pakistan British-born Rashid Rauf, the alleged Al-Qaeda mastermind of a 2006 transatlantic airplane bombing plot, was killed in a US missile attack. He had been in custody under the Security of Pakistan Act when he escaped in December 2007 from Pakistani police custody, although all charges relating to terrorism had been dropped. Also among the five killed in the early morning incident was Egyptian Abu Zubair al-Misri, another wanted Al-Qaeda operative.
    (AFP, 11/22/08)
2008        Nov 22, In Peru the 21 leaders at the APEC conference endorsed a sweeping action plan that had been approved a week ago at the G20 emergency meeting in Washington.
    (AP, 11/23/08)
2008        Nov 22, Qatar unveiled its new Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I.M. Pei. By 2012 the MIA was considered to be one of the half-dozen best in the world.
    (Econ, 11/22/08, p.95) (Econ, 3/31/12, p.92)
2008        Nov 22, Nearly 600 Tibetan exiles, gathered at Dharamsala, India, at the behest of the Dalai Lama, ended a 6-day meeting. They reaffirmed their absolute “faith and allegiance" in the Dalai Lama’s leadership and agreeing to pursue for Tibet’s autonomy. They did not rule out a possible shift in policy to independence if current middle-way policy with China fails to yield any result in the near future.
    (Econ, 11/22/08, p.52)(www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=23264)
2008        Nov 22, In Yemen opening ceremonies were held for the $60 million Saleh Mosque glorifying the country's leader, President Ali Abdullah Saleh. It's a massive sum in a country that ranks as the poorest in the Arab world and is beset by internal armed conflict, terrorism and severe malnutrition.
    (AP, 11/24/08)

2009        Nov 22, Country crossover star Taylor Swift overshadowed the late Michael Jackson at the American Music Awards, winning five prizes including artist of the year.
    (AP, 11/23/09)
2009        Nov 22, It was reported that US and Afghan officials have begun helping a number of anti-Taliban militias under a plan called the Community Defense Initiative. In southern Afghanistan a roadside bomb killed five Afghan border security guards traveling on a heavily used road in Kandahar province near the border with Pakistan. NATO forces detained several militants with links to the Taliban. South of Kabul, an Afghan-international security force detained several militants near the village of Kashimiri Balat while pursuing an alleged Taliban member involved in the weapons trade. Also south of Kabul, a joint force detained several suspected militants, including a Taliban commander linked with several local Taliban leaders. In Ghazni province a joint force killed a militant, detained another and recovered pistols and grenades while pursing a Taliban commander. 3 Afghan soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Helmand province. A bomb attack and a firefight killed 3 US troops.
    (SSFC, 11/22/09, p.A8)(AP, 11/22/09)(AP, 11/23/09)
2009        Nov 22, An Algerian court acquitted 2 men who had been held for seven years in the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of belonging to an extremist group. Faghoul Abdelli and Mohamed Terari were arrested in Pakistan after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the US and transferred to Guantanamo Bay where they were held without trial before being sent home to Algeria last year.
    (Reuters, 11/22/09)
2009        Nov 22, In the northeast of Central African Republic 2 French aid workers in Birao were kidnapped by a gang of armed men, close to the border with Sudan. Olivier Denis and Olivier Frappe wee freed on March 14, 2010, in Darfur.
    (AFP, 11/24/09)(AFP, 3/14/10)
2009        Nov 22, India’s PM Manmohan Singh arrived in Washington for talks with Pres. Obama.
    (SFC, 11/23/09, p.A6)
2009        Nov 22, In northeast India suspected separatists set off two explosions killing five people and wounding at least 52 more near Gauhati, the Assam state capital. Two people died later in a hospital.
    (AFP, 11/22/09)(AP, 11/22/09)
2009        Nov 22, Nearly 250 people were pulled from the sea after the Dumai Express went down in heavy rain and huge swells off Karimun island in the north of the Indonesian archipelago. At least 29 people were killed and 20 were missing.
    (AFP, 11/22/09)(AP, 11/23/09)
2009        Nov 22, Iran began large-scale air defense war games aimed at protecting the country's nuclear facilities against any possible attack. Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a former vice president, (1997-2005) was released on a $700,000 bail. His lawyer said he had been sentenced to six years in prison in the mass trial of opposition figures accused of fomenting post-election unrest.
    (AP, 11/22/09)
2009        Nov 22, Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad arrived in Gambia for a 24-hour working visit aimed at fostering relations between the Islamic republic and the West African nation.
    (AFP, 11/22/09)
2009        Nov 22, Former Iranian Interior Minister Ali Kordan (51), who was dismissed after being accused of faking a law degree from the University of Oxford, died. Iran's parliament dismissed Kordan in 2008 after questions arose over his credentials from Oxford. The university denied it awarded him an honorary doctorate of law.
    (AP, 11/23/09)
2009        Nov 22, An American soldier was killed in action in Iraq.
    (AP, 11/23/09)
2009        Nov 22, Israeli aircraft attacked two suspected weapons-making factories and a smuggling tunnel in the Gaza Strip in what the military said was retaliation for Palestinian rocket fire into southern Israel.
    (AP, 11/22/09)
2009        Nov 22, Pakistan's army fought Islamist militants for control of a northwestern district. Fighting in Shahukhel in Hangu district close to the Afghan border killed 12 militants.
    (AP, 11/23/09)
2009        Nov 22, Romania held elections. President Traian Basescu received 32.7% of the vote, while Mircea Geoana won 30.1%, in first official results based on around 85% of the vote counted in an election tainted by accusations of fraud.
    (AP, 11/23/09)

2010        Nov 22, The US and its allies accused North Korea of being a danger to the region after it showed off its latest advances in uranium enrichment, but Washington said it was still open to talks.
    (Reuters, 11/22/10)
2010        Nov 22, The FBI raided three hedge funds in NYC as part of a sweeping investigation into insider trading.
    (Econ, 11/27/10, p.82)
2010        Nov 22, Novell Inc., the maker of Linux operating-system software, said it has agreed to be bought by Attachmate Corp., for $2.2 billion, or about $6.10 per share.
    (SFC, 11/23/10, p.D2)
2010        Nov 22, In eastern Afghanistan homemade bombs killed 4 Afghan civilians, including two children, riding on a tractor in the Zurmat district of Paktia province. In an overnight operation in the same district, a joint Afghan and NATO force killed Fared Gul, a Taliban fighter involved in planting roadside bombs. 2 NATO coalition service members were killed in the south. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives vest while driving a motorcycle down a main road in Mohmand Dara district, Nangarhar province. Haqqani network leader Wahidullah was killed by an airstrike in the Sabari district of Khost province.
    (AP, 11/22/10)(AP, 11/25/10)
2010        Nov 22, In Australia police said that an ongoing operation has smashed a cartel that has raked in an estimated 400 million Australian dollars ($395 million). Police had already arrested 34 people and seized 6,000 cannabis plants in the biggest series of drug raids in the history of Victoria state.
    (AP, 11/23/10)
2010        Nov 22, In Brazil local Rio de Janeiro news media reported that armed men used roadblocks to trap and rob drivers over the weekend, killing a man and alarming public officials who are preparing to receive hoards of summer tourists.
    (AP, 11/23/10)
2010        Nov 22, In Cambodia a stampede by thousands of festival-goers left at least 351 people dead and hundreds injured. A panic-stricken crowd, celebrating the end of the rainy season on an island in a river, tried to flee over a narrow bridge in the capital of Phnom Penh. Reports from provincial officials put the death toll at 456.
    (AP, 11/23/10)(AP, 11/24/10)(AP, 11/25/10)(AP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 22, Germany’s defense minister announced that Germany will end conscription in July and switch to a slimmed-down volunteer military service focused on missions abroad.
    (SFC, 11/23/10, p.A2)
2010        Nov 22, Egypt's Orascom Telecom said it is selling its entire 50% stake in its Tunisian subsidiary to Qatar Telecom in a deal valued at $1.2 billion.
    (AP, 11/22/10)
2010        Nov 22, A Gambian Foreign Ministry statement was issued giving Iranian government officials 48 hours to leave the country. The next day a senior Gambian security official said the move was linked to Nigeria's recent seizure of arms sent from Iran which were allegedly destined for Gambia.
    (AP, 11/23/10)
2010        Nov 22, In Haiti clashes between political factions left two dead as growing violence and a raging cholera epidemic raised fears of wider unrest ahead of key post-quake elections.
    (AFP, 11/24/10)
2010        Nov 22, India gave the green light for the construction of a second international airport in the commercial capital Mumbai, a two billion dollar project that was ten years in the making.
    (AFP, 11/22/10)
2010        Nov 22, Diplomats said Iran’s nuclear program has suffered a recent setback with major technical problems forcing the temporary shutdown of centrifuges enriching uranium.
    (SFC, 11/23/10, p.A2)
2010        Nov 22, In Iraq gunmen shot and killed, Saad and Raad Hannah, two Christian brothers in the northern city of Mosul in the latest in a spate of attacks targeting the religious minority.
    (AP, 11/22/10)
2010        Nov 22, Ireland's the government said banks will be pruned down, merged or sold as part of a massive EU-IMF bailout taking shape. Ireland's Greens pulled the plug on the deeply unpopular coalition government by calling for a national election in January after an EU/IMF bailout package is in place.
    (AP, 11/22/10)(Reuters, 11/22/10)
2010        Nov 22, Israeli bulldozers began laying the groundwork for construction of a barrier to seal off part of the Jewish state's border with Egypt.  Israel's parliament passed a law calling for a national referendum ahead of any withdrawal from annexed east Jerusalem or the Golan Heights, a move that could derail future peace deals.
    (AP, 11/22/10)(AFP, 11/23/10)
2010        Nov 22, Madagascar’s head of the electoral commission said 74% of voters had approved a new constitution, which could keep coup Pres. Rajoelina in power indefinitely.
    (AP, 11/22/10)
2010        Nov 22, In Pakistan US missiles killed five militants in North Waziristan.
    (AFP, 11/22/10)
2010        Nov 22, US federal agents fanned out across Puerto Rico seeking to arrest 17 alleged members of a drug smuggling organization. Luis Figueroa, the younger brother of smuggling leader Jose Figueroa Agosto, had boarded the Caribbean Princess with his wife, two children and in-laws before the operation began. Agents waiting on board the ship arrested him without incident before the ship reached its first port-of-call in the US Virgin Islands.
    (AP, 11/22/10)
2010        Nov 22, Saudi King Abdullah (86) departed for New York for medical treatment and temporarily handed control of the world's top oil producer and key American ally to Crown Prince Sultan, his half brother and heir to the throne.
    (AP, 11/23/10)
2010        Nov 22, Somalia’s Parliament Speaker Sharif Hassan Sheik Aden indefinitely postponed a session scheduled to endorse or reject the proposed Cabinet of PM Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. Parliamentarians complained that he has reduced the number of ministers, tapped technocrats from outside Somalia and reduced some clans' influence.
    (AP, 11/23/10)
2010        Nov 22, A South African court said a Zimbabwean government property in Cape Town can be auctioned to compensate three evicted white farmers in Zimbabwe for legal fees.
    (AP, 11/22/10)
2010        Nov 22, UAR state media said a military Hawk training jet has crashed in Ras al-Khaimah, killing the pilot. The single-engine Hawk is made by British defense company BAE Systems.
    (AP, 11/22/10)
2010        Nov 22, Venezuela's oil minister, Rafael Ramirez, said that the latest exploratory drilling has confirmed "extraordinary results": about 15 trillion cubic feet of gas under the sea floor in a place where experts once thought there was only a fraction of that amount. An event launched a separate $17 billion oil project involving Italy’s Eni SpA and state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA.
    (AP, 11/23/10)

2011        Nov 22, The US Dept. of Justice said that drugmaker Merck will pay $950 million to resolve investigations into its marketing of the painkiller Vioxx.
    (SFC, 11/23/11, p.D2)
2011        Nov 22, Occupy Wall Street protesters arrived in Washington, DC, following a 231-mile trek and planned a day of action for Nov 23.
    (SFC, 11/23/11, p.A13)
2011        Nov 22, A British soldier was reported killed by an explosion in Afghanistan while on patrol in Central Helmand province.
    (AFP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, A British court ruled in favor of a group of more than 100 Iraqi civilians who have demanded a new public inquiry into allegations of torture against British soldiers. Some 128 Iraqis claim torture and inhuman and degrading treatment by British soldiers and interrogators in Iraq between March 2003 and December 2008.
    (AFP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, A Burundi rights group, the Government Action Observatory (OAG), said government-backed death squads have killed more than 300 members of a former rebel group and opposition supporters in covert operations over the past five months.
    (AFP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, Cameroon and Nigeria appealed for international funds to help mark the last 250 km (155 miles) of their disputed border that remains undecided.
    (AP, 11/23/11)
2011        Nov 22, A Cameroon court sentenced three gay men, arrested in July, to five years imprisonment and a fine, the heaviest sentence provided by local law, which bans homosexuality.
    (AFP, 11/23/11)
2011        Nov 22, Chilean police clashed with some 1,000 protesters who gathered to condemn the gathering in honor of former brigadier Miguel Krassnoff, who is serving a 144-year sentence for kidnappings and killings from 1973-1990.
    (SFC, 11/23/11, p.A2)
2011        Nov 22, In CongoDRC gunmen in Kinshasa shot dead opposition lawmaker Marius Gangale in the latest violent episode ahead of the weekend elections.
    (AFP, 11/23/11)
2011        Nov 22, A survey of some 6,000 people over the last 12 months in Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and  Zimbabwe said police are the most corrupt institution in the six countries.
    (AFP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, The European Commission announced that it will send additional aid to Afghanistan to help drought victims in need of food for themselves and their animals before winter snows block roads. That brings the total commission response to the Afghan drought to euro4.5 million, or about $6.1 million.
    (AP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, In Egypt tens of thousands of protesters swarmed Cairo's Tahrir Square to demand an end to military rule, as the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) was locked in crisis talks with a number of political forces in a bid to defuse the crisis.
    (AFP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, In France Danielle Mitterrand (b.1924), a decorated member of the French Resistance and combative advocate for the poor who broke the mold as first lady alongside France's first Socialist president, died.
    (AP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, The president of Guinea-Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanha (64), was hospitalized in Senegal's capital Dakar and will later be transferred to Paris for treatment.
    (AFP, 11/24/11)
2011        Nov 22, Indian IT entrepreneur Sabeer Bhatia launched a free text messaging service, JaxtrSMS, promising that it would be as revolutionary as his previous venture, Hotmail.
    (AFP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, In eastern India 7 people including a four-year-old girl and an Australian woman died when a fire swept through an overnight train in Jharkhand state.
    (AFP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, In Indonesia the Southeast Asian Games were formally closed by Indonesia Vice President Budiono. Indonesia earned a table-topping 182 golds among 476 medals, followed by Thailand with 109 among 329.
    (AP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, Iraqi and American officials said the US has handed over all of the remaining detainees in US custody in Iraq, except for Ali Mussa Daqduq, a Lebanese Hezbollah commander linked to the death of four American troops.
    (AP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said that Libya can put Moammar Gadhafi's son and one-time heir apparent on trial at home, but that The Hague court's judges must be involved in the case. Libya’s PM Abdurrahim el-Keib appointed Osama al-Juwali, head of the military council in Zintan.
    (AP, 11/22/11)(SFC, 11/23/11, p.A3)
2011        Nov 22, In Malaysia former US president George W Bush and British ex-prime minister Tony Blair were found guilty at a mock tribunal for committing "crimes against peace" during the Iraq war. The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, part of an initiative by former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad, a fierce critic of the Iraq war, found the former leaders guilty after a four-day hearing.
    (AFP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, Nigerian authorities arrested and arraigned Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume of the ruling People's Democratic Party for allegedly being the sponsor of Ali Sanda Umar Konduga, one of several spokesmen for Boko Haram. The senator belonged to a committee looking at possible peace talks with Boko Haram. A day earlier Konduga also implicated a former Nigerian ambassador, now dead, as well as a former governor in Nigeria's northeast in Boko Haram's creation.
    (AP, 11/23/11)
2011        Nov 22, Pakistan's government asked Hussain Haqqani, its US envoy, to resign and ordered a probe into claims that he sought American help against the country's powerful military. A memo from Pres. Zardari was delivered to US Admiral Mullen on May 10, offering that a "new national security team" would end relations between Pakistani intelligence and Afghan militants, namely the Taliban and its Haqqani faction.
    (AFP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, Pakistan rowed back from demands that text messages containing nearly 1,700 "obscene" words should be blocked, following outrage from users and campaigners. A Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) spokesman said the authority would consult civil society representatives and mobile phone operators on refining a much shorter list of words, giving no timeframe for any eventual ban.
    (AFP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, Romanian lawmakers voted to make it legal to euthanize the thousands of stray dogs that roam the country's streets, angering animal rights activists who have lobbied for months to stop the measure. The law will allow officials to round up homeless dogs from the street, hold them in shelters for 30 days and then have them killed. President Traian Basescu was expected to sign the law.
    (AP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, Serbian police arrested 17 people suspected of trafficking hundreds of illegal immigrants from Africa and Asia toward western Europe. Border officials found 12 illegal migrants attempting to cross into Serbia from Macedonia.
    (AP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, Somali civilians bore the brunt of violence in the war-torn nation, with a roadside bomb killing 10 in the capital and fighter jet strikes in the south claiming three lives.
    (AFP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, South Africa’s governing African National Congress pushed a bill through parliament (229-107) to protect state secrets, despite strong objections from the opposition. Pres. Zuma was expected to approve the secrecy bill. Pretoria’s Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa said the city will be renamed Tshwane by the end of 2012, with main roads also given names of anti-apartheid leaders.
    (AP, 11/22/11)(AFP, 11/22/11)(Econ, 11/19/11, p.62)
2011        Nov 22, Tunisia's newly elected assembly held its inaugural meeting, ready to start shaping the constitution and the democratic future of the country that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings.
    (AP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, Turkey's PM Erdogan said that Syria's Pres. Bashar Assad must step down over the country's crackdown on dissent. 6 children and 5 mutinous soldiers were among 34 people killed across Syria. 122 countries voted for a resolution at the UN General Assembly's human rights committee condemning the government crackdown.
    (AP, 11/22/11)(Reuters, 11/23/11)(AFP, 11/23/11)
2011        Nov 22, The UN secretary-general's envoy to Yemen said all parties have agreed on a plan under which longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh would step down. A date for signing the deal was yet to be set.
    (AP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, In Yemen 3 Red Cross workers including a French national were kidnapped while traveling in the restive south. All 3 were released on Nov 24. The kidnappers had been assured that activists from the autonomist Southern Movement would be released from government custody once they freed the hostages.
    (AP, 11/23/11)(AFP, 11/24/11)

2012        Nov 22, In Minnesota homeowner Byron David Smith (64) shot and killed two unarmed teenagers during a Thanksgiving Day break-in. On Nov 26 Smith was charged two counts of 2nd degree murder. On April 25, 2013, prosecutors announced that Smith has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder. On April 29, 2014, Smith was convicted of premeditated murder.
    (SFC, 11/27/12, p.A6)(SFC, 4/26/13, p.A6)(AP, 5/1/14)
2012        Nov 22, In Wheaton, Mo., 5 people, including a child, were killed when a fire broke out in an apartment building.
    (SFC, 11/23/12, p.A1)
2012        Nov 22, In Southeast Texas 2 people died and more than 80 people were hurt when at least 140 vehicles collided in a pileup under foggy conditions that left trucks twisted on top of each other and authorities rushing to pull survivors from the wreckage.
    (AP, 11/22/12)(SFC, 11/23/12, p.A10)
2012        Nov 22, An Albanian court convicted the country's fugitive former intelligence chief of murder for the 1995 death of businessman Remzi Hoxha, a suspect who was illegally detained for an alleged plot to to kill then-Macedonian President Kiro Gligorov during a visit to Albania. Ilir Kumbaro was tried in absentia and also sentenced him to 15 years in prison.
    (AP, 11/22/12)
2012        Nov 22, In Brazil Joaquim Barbosa was sworn in as the country’s first black Supreme Court justice.
    (SFC, 11/23/12, p.A2)
2012        Nov 22, The British government banned Ansaru, a Nigeria-based Islamist group, it said was aligned with al Qaeda. Ansaru's full name is Jama'atu Ansarul Musilimina Fi Biladis Sudan, which translates as "Vanguards for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa." A minister said the oulawed organisation was probably responsible for the killing of Chris McManus, a Briton, and Franco Lamolinara, an Italian.
    (Reuters, 11/22/12)
2012        Nov 22, Interpol announced that an int’l. police operation has freed nearly 400 children from forced labor in Burkina Faso and arrested 73 people suspected of child trafficking.
    (SFC, 11/23/12, p.A2)
2012        Nov 22, In northwest China Libong Tsering (19), a Tibetan man, set himself on fire in Qinghai province. The latest death brings to at least 78 the number of Tibetans who have self-immolated since 2009 in protest against China's strict control over Tibet's Buddhist culture.
    (AP, 11/23/12)
2012        Nov 22, In Egypt Pres. Mohammed Morsi granted himself sweeping new powers that critics fear can allow him to be a virtual dictator. The temporary decrees included exempting himself from judicial review, as well as a panel writing the new constitution and the upper house of parliament, and the power to enact any other measure he deemed necessary to deal with a "threat" to Egypt's "revolution." Morsi sacked the prosecutor general and ordered a retrial of officials appointed by former Pres. Mubarak.
    (AP, 11/23/12)(SSFC, 11/25/12, p.A4)
2012        Nov 22, The top leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood denounced peace efforts with Israel and urged holy war to liberate Palestinian territories.
    (AP, 11/22/12)
2012        Nov 22, An Egyptian court cleared two policemen of killing protesters during the Jan 28, 2011, uprising that led to toppling Hosni Mubarak.
    (AP, 11/22/12)
2012        Nov 22, European leaders gathered in Brussels for what promised to be a turbulent and lengthy summit on the 7-year budget for the 27-country European Union.
    (AP, 11/22/12)
2012        Nov 22, Former French Pres. Nicolas Sarkozy spent 12 hours in a Bordeaux court answering questions about whether he accepted illegal campaign donations from the 90-year-old L'Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt.
    (AP, 11/22/12)(SFC, 11/23/12, p.A2)
2012        Nov 22, Georgia's new PM Bidzina Ivanishvili said he would move quickly to expand the Cabinet's powers, a change that would take away even more influence from the ex-Soviet nation's beleaguered pro-Western president.
    (AP, 11/22/12)
2012        Nov 22, Israeli authorities arrested an Arab Israeli on accusations he planted a bomb a day earlier on a bus in Tel Aviv that wounded 27 people.
    (AP, 11/22/12)
2012        Nov 22, The International Criminal Court unsealed an indictment against former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo's wife on charges including murder, rape and persecution. It was the first time in the court's 10-year history it has charged a woman. An arrest warrant was issued on Feb. 29 for former first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity.
    (AP, 11/22/12)
2012        Nov 22, Kazakhstan's police raided the offices of a news website and took steps to halt the publication of a newspaper critical of the government, in what a media watchdog group says was an "unprecedented offensive" against government critics.
    (AP, 11/22/12)
2012        Nov 22, In Mexico fugitive Jose Luis Saenz, one of the FBI’s 10 most wanted, was arrested in Guadalajara after a joint operation with the Mexican government. Saenz, suspected in 4 slayings, was returned to Los Angeles to face murder, kidnapping and rape charges.
    (SSFC, 11/25/12, p.A11)
2012        Nov 22, Pakistani police said a Taliban suicide bomber has struck a Shiite Muslim procession in Rawalpinid near Islamabad, killing 23 people in the latest of a series of bombings targeting Shiites during the holiest month of the year for the sect. The bomber attacked the procession around midnight Wednesday.
    (AP, 11/22/12)
2012        Nov 22, Hamas leaders in Gaza declared victory over Israel on Thursday, and thousands of flag-waving supporters rallied in celebration as the battered territory entered its first day of calm under an Egyptian-brokered truce.
    (AP, 11/22/12)
2012        Nov 22, In South Africa two workers at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville were killed and another injured in violence as unrest continued in the industry.
    (AP, 11/23/12)
2012        Nov 22, Sudanese authorities said they have foiled a military coup and that several military officers and civilians involved in the scheme have been arrested.
    (AP, 11/22/12)
2012        Nov 22, Syrian rebels seized a key military base with artillery stockpiles in the country's east, strengthening their hold in an oil-rich strategic province bordering Iraq. Fighting broke out in the city of Ras al-Ayn on the Syrian side of the border, but it was between Kurdish and Arab rebel factions. Journalist Bassil Toufic Youssef, who worked for state TV, was shot dead outside his house in Damascus.
    (AP, 11/22/12)(AP, 11/23/12)
2012        Nov 22, In Syria a bomb blast in a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus killed four people and seriously wounded a member of a faction that has backed President Bashar Assad.
    (AP, 11/23/12)
2012        Nov 22, American  journalist James Foley (39), of Rochester, N.H., was kidnapped in northwest Syria by unknown gunmen in Idlib province.
    (AP, 1/2/13)
2012        Nov 22, The body of Syrian novelist Mohammed Rashid Roweily (65) was found in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, nearly two months after he was kidnapped. His decomposed body was found along with four other bodies, including that of a retired army officer. All were kidnapped around the same time.
    (AP, 11/23/12)
2012        Nov 22, In southern Thailand the headmistress of Bna Tha Kam Cham school was killed while driving home.
    (Econ, 1/19/13, p.44)

2013        Nov 22, President Barack Obama praised the "leadership" of Morocco's King Mohammed VI after holding wide-ranging talks with the North African monarch for the first time at the White House.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, US regulators approved the use of Johnson & Johnson's Olysio, also known as simeprevir, as a treatment for chronic infection with the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus.
    (Reuters, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, Microsoft crowed that more than a million Xbox One consoles were snapped up within 24 hours in 13 countries after hitting shelves for the first time in the morning.
    (AP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, Afghanistan rebuffed a US demand to sign a highly anticipated security pact as soon as possible, insisting the document must wait until after next year's presidential election.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, The disgraced ex-chairman of Britain's Co-op Bank, Paul Flowers (63), was arrested in a probe into the supplying of drugs in a scandal that has fast become a political row.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, In the Central African Republic more than 100 judges and lawyers took to the streets of Bangui to protest the Nov 17 slaying of a colleague Modeste Martineau Bria.
    (AP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, In China an oil pipeline exploded in the coastal city of Qingdao killing 47 people.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)(Reuters, 11/23/13)
2013        Nov 22, In Egypt a young boy and a man were killed as supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi clashed.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, The Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, an international maritime tribunal, ordered Russia to release a Greenpeace ship and 30 people arrested in a protest against Russian Arctic oil drilling.
    (Reuters, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, In India hundreds of thousands were evacuated as Cyclone Helen slammed into Andhra Pradesh and the eastern state of Orissa., packing strong winds and torrential rains and killing at least two people.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, In India Magnus Carlsen (22) of Norway defeated Viswanathan Anand of India in the chess world championship, becoming the first Western player since Bobby Fischer to hold the title. The match in Chennai, which began Nov. 9, has been shown live on TV in both Norway and India, with millions more watching online.
    (AP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, In Iraq attacks mostly targeting Sunni-majority areas killed at least 23 people. The minority community shuttered countless mosques nationwide complaining that security forces were failing to provide adequate protection. The death toll from flooding across the country rose to 13.
    (AP, 11/22/13)(AFP, 11/22/13)(Reuters, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, In Libya residents of Tripoli turned out again to press militias remaining in the city to follow others and withdraw, aiming to keep up the momentum following deadly clashes last weekend.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, New Zealand held a referendum on whether the people support the government’s sale of up to 49% of its share in four energy companies and the national airline. With a 45% turnout 67.3% said no.
    (Econ, 11/30/13, p.43)
2013        Nov 22, In Pakistan a lawyer said Dr. Shakil Afridi, who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden, has been charged with murder over a 2006 surgery he performed, raising new doubts whether the physician will regain his freedom.
    (AP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, Philippine officials said the death toll from the Nov 8 Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest, on record has risen above 5,200 and is likely to climb further. Recovery efforts were beginning to take hold.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, In Poland UN negotiators agreed rules on financing forest projects in developing nations, paving the way for multi-billion dollar investments from governments, funding agencies and private firms in schemes to halt deforestation.
    (Reuters, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, Qatar health authorities said an expatriate (48) has died of MERS, bringing to four the number of deaths in the Gulf state from the coronavirus.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, Russia concluded bail hearings and ruled to release all but one of the 30 Greenpeace crew members who have spent more than two months in prison over a protest against Arctic drilling.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, Russia's space agency successfully launched three European Space Agency's satellites intended to study Earth's magnetic field. A Rokot booster rocket at the Plesetsk launchpad in northwestern Russia put the three Swarm satellites into their designated orbits.
    (AP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, In South Africa global diamond watchdog, the Kimberley Process, gave its backing for the lifting of a 2005 UN embargo on diamond sales from Ivory Coast.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, In South Africa Radovan Krejcir (b.1968), a Czech businessman and fugitive, was arrested on charges of kidnapping and assault in connection with a botched 24 million rand ($2.3 million) crystal meth deal.
    (www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziKDb6f3yfI)
2013        Nov 22, The six largest Islamist rebel factions in Syria declared a new Islamic Front, forming the largest alliance of opposition fighters yet in the 2-1/2-year conflict. The merger undermined the secular Free Syrian Army (FSA) leadership, once seen as a symbolic umbrella leadership for all the rebels but weakened by infighting and defections. A fierce battle for control of Syria’s military Base 17 near Raqqa, an opposition-held city, left 24 rebels dead so far, but the government troops have managed to hold on to the complex.
    (Reuters, 11/22/13)(AP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, Thousands of protesters poured into Kiev's Independence Square, the center of Ukraine's pro-Western Orange Revolution, to demand that the government reverse course and sign a landmark agreement with the EU.
    (AP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, A senior UN official said up to 6,000 children have been enrolled by warring militias in the Central African Republic, issuing a stark warning about the country's spiralling crisis.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, The UN refugee agency confirmed that 52 refugees of Syrian and Palestinian origin had refused to receive food delivered by a UNHCR-funded charity to the police station where they are held in Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria.
    (Reuters, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, The UN Committee against Torture said torture is rife in prisons and police stations in Uzbekistan, where activists are rounded up and routinely mistreated.
    (Reuters, 11/22/13)
2013        Nov 22, In Yemen MP Abdel Karim Jadban, who represented Zaidi Shiite rebels known as Huthis at a national dialogue, was assassinated in Sanaa.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)

2014        Nov 22, US Vice President Joe Biden announced nearly $135 million in humanitarian aid to help feed civilians affected by Syria's war.
    (AP, 11/22/14)
2014        Nov 22, The Pentagon said Saudi citizen Muhammad al-Zahrani, who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay, has been released to return to Saudi Arabia. 142 men now continued to be held, including 73 already cleared for release.
    (AP, 11/22/14)
2014        Nov 22, In Florida Curtis Wade Holley (53) set fire to his house in Tallahassee and then ambushed police as they arrived. Deputy Christopher smith (47) was shot and killed and another deputy wounded before another officer shot and killed Holley.
    (SFC, 11/24/14, p.A4)
2014        Nov 22, In Ohio a police officer shot Tamir Rice (12) after the boy pulled a fake gun from his waistband at a Cleveland playground. Rice died of his wounds the next day. In June, 2015, affidavits were filed seeking charges against officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback.
    (SFC, 11/24/14, p.A6)(SFC, 6/12/15, p.A7)
2014        Nov 22, In Montana 3 foreign tourists went missing after going missing during a fishing trip on Mission Lake. Their bodies were recovered over the next five months.
    (AP, 3/31/15)
2014        Nov 22, In South Dakota Colter Richard Arbach (22) killed 3 people and wounded a 4th on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation.
    (SSFC, 11/23/14, p.A12)
2014        Nov 22, In eastern Afghanistan one soldier and 8 insurgents were killed in an attack on an army base in Nuristan province.
    (AP, 11/22/14)
2014        Nov 22, Tens of thousands of Albanians protested the government's economic policies, claiming they are leading to rising taxes and energy prices and high unemployment.
    (AP, 11/22/14)
2014        Nov 22, The Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh said its forces killed two Azerbaijani soldiers in an overnight operation to recover the bodies of three helicopter crew members whose craft was shot down by Azerbaijan on Nov 11.
    (AP, 11/22/14)
2014        Nov 22, Bahrain voters cast ballots in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests. A boycott by the country's opposition overshadowed the vote.
    (AP, 11/22/14)
2014        Nov 22, In Central African Republic hundreds of women marched topless through the town of Zemio to protest sectarian violence.
    (AP, 11/23/14)
2014        Nov 22, In western China a magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area. At least 5 people were killed and 54 injured.
    (AP, 11/22/14)(AP, 11/23/14)
2014        Nov 22, Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants. Security forces found 25 corpses of men from the Albu Fahd tribe in the Shujariya area of Ramadi.
    (AP, 11/22/14)(Reuters, 11/22/14)
2014        Nov 22, In central Japan a magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck near Nagano city causing at least one building to collapse. At least 50 homes were destroyed in two villages, and 41 people injured across the region.
    (AP, 11/22/14)(AP, 11/23/14)
2014        Nov 22, The WHO said a plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August. WHO said only two percent of the cases have been from the highly infectious pneumonic form of the disease.
    (AP, 11/22/14)
2014        Nov 22, Mali confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients were being tested.
    (AP, 11/22/14)
2014        Nov 22, In northern Mali suspected Islamist fighters kidnapped 10 children and killed two others who tried to escape outside the towns of Aguelhoc and Kidal.
    (Reuters, 11/22/14)
2014        Nov 22, In northeastern Nigeria suspected Boko Haram insurgents entered Doron Baga, Borno state, and fired from motorcycles killing some 60 people.
    (Reuters, 11/23/14)(SFC, 11/24/14, p.A3)
2014        Nov 22, In Saudi Arabia Danish national Thomas Hopner was shot and wounded in Riyadh. On Dec 11 Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry said three supporters of the Islamic State group have been arrested for the shooting.
    (AP, 12/11/14)
2014        Nov 22, Somalia's al Shabaab Islamists staged an attack in Kenya in which gunmen ordered non-Muslims off a bus and shot 28 dead, while sparing Muslim passengers outside Mandera town. Kenya’s military responded with air strikes that destroyed the attackers’ camp in Somalia and reportedly killed over 100 militants.
    (Reuters, 11/22/14)(SSFC, 11/23/14, p.A5)(SFC, 11/24/14, p.A2)
2014        Nov 22, In Spain tens of thousands of people have took part in a demonstration in Madrid to protest against the conservative government's decision to scrap plans to restrict the availability of abortion.
    (AP, 11/22/14)
2014        Nov 22, In Taiwan "Blind Massage," a Chinese-French film about blind masseurs, and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at the 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars.
    (AP, 11/23/14)
2014        Nov 22, Tobago police reported an elderly German couple hacked to death on a beach near their vacation home.
    (AP, 11/23/14)
2014        Nov 22, In eastern Ukraine 4 servicemen were killed in fighting with pro-Russian separatists, despite a ceasefire in place since September.
    (Reuters, 11/24/14)
2014        Nov 22, Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an audience aimed at offering solidarity to people living with the condition.
    (AP, 11/22/14)

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