November 22

This Day in History

1963

John F. Kennedy Assassinated

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. On the afternoon of November 22, President Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline sat with Texas Governor John … (more...)

1963

President John F. Kennedy is Assassinated

The shooting of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, that occurred on 22 November 1963, was a watershed moment of modern history that remains fresh in the minds of many of the older generation that are … (more...)

1850

Lin Zexu, Catalyser of First Opium War, dies

"On this day in 1850, Chinese scholar, Qing dynasty official, and anti-opium activist, Lin Zexu, died. His opposition to the opium trade was the primary catalyst for the First Opium War, and Zexu is … (more...)

1718

Notorious Pirate Blackbeard Killed in Gun Battle

"On this day in 1718, Blackbeard, the most notorious of all pirates, was killed in a gun battle off the coast of North Carolina. It brought to an end the brief but bloody career of a figure who came … (more...)